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Sometimes it is easy to miss a spelling error in TeX. Which PDF/DVI editors let you a second check? Many allow you to spell check the input field in a form. I want the main document to be checked.

And does any reader detect homonyms? As in flagging there/their/they're.

A MAC solution is provided below, a Windows port was not found. A paid version is this.

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Skim, IMHO the best PDF viewer for Mac, has this feature.

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Thanks. I am still hoping for a Windows version. –  Maesumi Jun 6 '12 at 20:56
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Don't know of any. As PDF/DVI output is in principle unchangeable, there's no need of spell-correcting it. You should use spelling correction in your source editor.

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Sorry, Skim has, as Daniel said in his answer. But I don't see much use in checking the output instead of the source... –  NVaughan Jun 2 '12 at 15:13
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You can use synchronization to jump to the right line in the TeX document. –  egreg Jun 2 '12 at 15:46
    
If you use Skim, you're probably also using TeXWorks (or TextMate, or...), which uses the same Cocoa spell-checking engine. –  NVaughan Jun 2 '12 at 16:23
    
No, TeXworks can't use the Cocoa engine. –  egreg Jun 2 '12 at 16:25
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@NVaughan: when one spellchecks the source directly, all the *TeX commands rather muddy the waters. The text that should be spellchecked is usually exactly the text that appears in the output, so spellchecking there is more natural/convenient in some ways. –  Peter LeFanu Lumsdaine Jun 2 '12 at 16:59
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