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Chapter 2. Editing in Word > Spelling and Grammar

2.5. Spelling and Grammar

Whatever your document—term paper, résumé, or letter to the milkman—typos can hinder its effectiveness and sully your credibility. When you let mistakes remain in your document, your reader may doubt that you put any time or care into it at all. Word helps you achieve the perfect result by pointing out possible errors, leaving the final call up to you.


Note:

A spelling-related feature (new since Word 2001) may have been benefiting you without you even noticing. When you incur a typo that even a Sominex-drugged reader would notice, such as wodnerful or thier, Word makes the correction automatically, instantly, and quietly. (Press -Z or F1 immediately afterward if you actually intended the misspelled version.) Technically, Word is using its spelling dictionaries as fodder for its AutoCorrect feature, as described in Section 2.6.3.

As a bonus, the spelling checker in Word X is smart enough to recognize run-together words (such as intothe and giveme) and propose the split-apart versions as corrected spellings.



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