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Part 8. Handy Editing Techniques > Checking Your Spelling with the Spell Checke...

Checking Your Spelling with the Spell Checker

Click the Spelling and Grammar button on the Standard toolbar to start checking your document.

The Spelling and Grammar dialog box opens, and Word begins searching for errors. When Word finds a spelling error, it highlights it in red.

If the correct spelling is listed under Suggestions, click it and click Change to change this instance of the word, or Change All to change all instances.

Sometimes, the correct spelling for a misspelled word does not appear in the Suggestions area.

INTRODUCTION

The spell checker enables you to check the spelling (and grammar) of an entire document all at once. You won't really need to use it if you use automatic spelling checking to fix your spelling on-the-fly (see the preceding task). However, if you've disabled automatic spell checking, or if you're working on a rather large document, the spell checker will come in handy.


If this happens, select the word in the Spelling and Grammar dialog box, type over it with the correct spelling, and click the Change or Change All button.

If Word incorrectly flags a word you use frequently as a misspelling, click Add to Dictionary to add it to the dictionary that Word uses to check your spelling.

If Word incorrectly flags a word as a misspelling, but it's one you don't use often, click Ignore Once to ignore it once or Ignore All to ignore it throughout the document.

When Word tells you that it has finished the spell check, click OK.


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