Is there a way to have the Ctrl+g&q spell checking ‘translate’ shorthand (acronymic, abbreviated) as it peruses the text?
The Personal Word list (‘Learn’) will simply accept the shorthand’s string; Substitutions will only work during typing.
The spell checking itself merely flags the shorthand as an error and offers similar strings as replacements.
Yes, the substitution will work during the typing of the text. However, two related factors prompted this question:
Importing 10s of thousands of notes (‘documents’) from my current app presents Scrivener with the multiplication of those notes by the possible 500+ strings I have; while I could make the expansions in my current app (InfoSelect) via Find&Replace before exporting the notes, the full effort would require my typing both each string and its expansion (translation) and search for it then – and then retyping both into Scrivener’s Substitutions list (if that will handle 500+!): Twice the data-entry typing.
And besides, the shorthand is of use note-taking on the small keyboards of mobile devices, and their expansion by a Scrivener spellcheck would be a boon.
(An aside: It would be nice were I able to Scrivener spellcheck multiple selected documents at once, if only in a scrivened editor.)