06-18-2015 03:40 AM
SAS is statistics, not word processing. You need to use an external spellchecker (ie aspell).
06-19-2015 01:43 AM
There must be a reason why SAS dropped spellchecking, probably the maintenance costs as compared to letting users run an external checker likle aspell.
As googling for "sas spellchecking" revealed, there is (at least in 9.2) an undocumented procedure PRC SPELL that was dropped from the doc after SAS V6.
06-19-2015 09:13 AM
I suggest that you use Proc Spell which has **not** been dropped but is no longer documented. SAS acquired this code when they purchased the Lattice Corp. in order to have control of a C compiler when they did the massive V5 to V6 conversion (at least, that was the word back then). One feature of Proc Spell is that you can supply your own word list. For documentation, see
03-21-2016 11:31 AM
When I search SAS 9.4 help for "proc tmspell", I get zero hits. I assume I do not have it licensed. However I find it strange that SAS would restrict viewing of the help feature on the proc.