Currently Being ModeratedJan 23, 2013 11:30 AM (in response to kenfromUK)
I don't think there is anything in iBooks Author which is going to change your text automatically. If you do select all and set the language to British English, it should underline all the mistakes in red and you can fix them manually, or you could do find/replace for all the words you want to change.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 23, 2013 12:22 PM (in response to Tom Gewecke)
Thanks for the idea of 'select all'.
It unfortunately did not pick up fueled as a mis-spelling, in the highlighted text for British, so this technique will have to be abandoned.
I will just have to read each word and then do the correction, highlight the red underlined word and convert to British.
Seems to work...
Currently Being ModeratedJan 23, 2013 12:49 PM (in response to kenfromUK)
Currently Being ModeratedJan 24, 2013 5:10 AM (in response to kenfromUK)
I think it has to be done manually, as there are too many differences to be able to cathc them all by mere search and replace operations.
Do the search/replace stuff, make a pdf, and then sit there and read through it.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 24, 2013 7:05 AM (in response to Mac_fool)
My wife is better at spotting errors so she sits with the iPad and suggests what to change on the Mac Book.
The -er in theatre etc are easy to pick up manually but the odd words that have one l rather than two are more difficult to spot.
Not that many words really to change manually but will check, check and double check.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 24, 2013 9:17 AM (in response to kenfromUK)
I came across this site that might help other authors.....
Currently Being ModeratedJan 24, 2013 1:42 PM (in response to kenfromUK)
That's really useful, but we should also take into account differing uses of punctuation, such as the Oxford (or serial) comma.
In some workflows, you could hold the text in InDesign, and use the GREP search and replace tool to create a script to do the horsework.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 24, 2013 2:12 PM (in response to Mac_fool)
I tried 'find and replace all' but got some unwanted results......
I now use 'next' and then 'replace' ..... Much safer.
The tip about commas in the UK .....
"Portugal, Spain, and France" (with the serial comma) or as "Portugal, Spain and France" (without the serial comma)
We use the second option and I have never seen the former in publications in the UK.