Check Selection

Uses the spelling checker to check the selected text.


  • Select entire contents checks all the text in the active field. If you do not use Select entire contents, you must select some text before this script step performs.
  • Go to target field allows you to specify a field to be checked.


Product Supported
FileMaker Pro Yes
FileMaker Go No
FileMaker WebDirect No
FileMaker Server No
FileMaker Cloud No
FileMaker Data API Partial
Custom Web Publishing Partial

Originated in version 

6.0 or earlier


Displays the Spelling dialog box unless the field is empty.


  • In the FileMaker Data API and Custom Web Publishing, this script step selects the contents of the target field if Select entire contents is selected. Because it doesn't check spelling, it returns error 3 ("Command is unavailable").

Example 1 

Checks spelling in the Notes field in the current record.

Check Selection [Select; Products::Notes]