Quizmaker spell-check, find/replace

Dec 27, 2010

My quiz file has gotten pretty long (about 60 questions).  Wondering if there is a way to do a spellcheck or find-and-replace across the whole quiz without opening each question one at a time?

5 Replies
Jeanette Brooks

F7 or clicking the Spelling button on the toolbar will do a spell-check on the whole quiz. If it catches a misspelling you can "change" or "change all" ... but if you're looking for a way to do a search/replace on a non-misspelled word (like say you wanted to change the word "chicken" to "rooster" throughout) there's currently no turn-key way to do that. It would make a good feature request. An alternative would be to publish to Word and search the output for the word or phrase you want to change - at least then you'd know exactly which questions you'd need to go in and edit. Hope that helps!

Brian Batt

Hi guys,

You can do a find and replace...but it is kinda hacky:

To perform a find and replace for a word in Quizmaker '09, you will need to use the auto-correct feature along with the Spelling check option by using the following method: 

1. Click the Articulate icon in Quizmaker '09. 

2. Choose Quizmaker Options. 

3. In the Spelling option, click on the Auto-Correct Options button. 

4. Checkmark the "Replace text as you type" option. 

5. Enter the word you want to replace in the Replace box. 

6. Enter the new word that will take its place in the With box. 

7. Click Add. 

8. Click OK to return to the Quizmaker '09 options window. 

9. Click OK again to return to the main screen of Quizmaker '09. 

10. Click the Spelling button located at the top of the screen. 

11. If there are no spelling errors, you should receive a message stating that the spelling check is complete. 

12. Once the Spelling Check is complete, your replacement will be complete

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