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Old April 4th 08, 11:45 AM posted to microsoft.public.word.docmanagement
Tabs
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Default spell checker not picking up mis-spelt words

In cetain paragraphs the spell checker does not pick up any gramma errors or
mis-spelt words. Then other sections of the same document it works perfectly.
How can i change this? Whats going wrong?

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Old April 4th 08, 12:23 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.docmanagement
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Default spell checker not picking up mis-spelt words

In 2003 and prior:
1. Select all (Ctrl+A to select whole document) or just select the offending
paragraph.
2. Double click on the language button at the bottom of the Word window (or
Tools, Language, Set Language).
3. Select Language required in top section of the dialog box.
4. Clear the "Do Not Check Spelling or Grammar" check box. While here also
clear the "Detect language automatically" if this is checked.
5. OK.
The document/paragraph should now be open to spelling and grammar checking.
In Word 2007, Review tab, Proofing group, Thesaurus, Set Language.
Spell check is a formatting attribute of the text. If you copy formatted
text from another document then the formatting will come with it and if that
include the no proofing option, then that's what you get. You need to either
re-apply the proofing parameter (as described above) or use Paste Special
Unformatted Text so that the formatting of the destination is adopted.
Also see http://sbarnhill.mvps.org/WordFAQs/MasterSpellCheck.htm.
Hope this helps
DeanH

"Tabs" wrote:

In cetain paragraphs the spell checker does not pick up any gramma errors or
mis-spelt words. Then other sections of the same document it works perfectly.
How can i change this? Whats going wrong?

 




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