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Old September 15th 05, 07:33 PM
Red dots under certain words
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Default How can I get rid of red dots that show up under certain words?

Word and Outlook 2003 seem to have a feature that puts red dots under words
that seem randomly chosen. How can I get rid of them?
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Old September 15th 05, 08:33 PM
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More likely, the red dots indicate something that was recognized by a Smart
Tag, such as an address. (Word claims they're purple, but that depends on
how your monitor is set up.) See the help topic "What do the underlines in
my document mean?"

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Jay Freedman
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Red dots under certain words wrote:
There aren't a lot of them, which is why I had already unchecked that
box. And still, they appear. Alas. But thanks.

Joan

"Opinicus" wrote:


"Red dots under certain words" Red dots under certain
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Word and Outlook 2003 seem to have a feature that puts red
dots under words
that seem randomly chosen. How can I get rid of them?


The "randomly chosen" words are misspelled (according to
Word). Try this:

Click on: Tools Options Spelling & Grammar

Uncheck the box before [] Check spelling as you type. Click
on: OK.

If you have a *lot* of words with red dots under them, you
might consider leaving this option on however...

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Bob

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Old September 15th 05, 08:33 PM
Opinicus
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"Red dots under certain words"

There aren't a lot of them, which is why I had already
unchecked that box.
And still, they appear. Alas. But thanks.


Hmm. OK. The next suggestion is to uncheck the box before
"Hide spelling errors in this document" but if you've
unchecked the first box then the second isn't even
available.

Did you create this document or receive it from someone
else? Could the red dots be associated with comments?

--
Bob

Kanyak's Doghouse
http://www.kanyak.com



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Old September 15th 05, 08:43 PM
Red dots under certain words
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Thank you so much. At least I know I'm not losing my mind. I still don't
know how to get rid of them, but Il'l keep checking. JE

"Jay Freedman" wrote:

More likely, the red dots indicate something that was recognized by a Smart
Tag, such as an address. (Word claims they're purple, but that depends on
how your monitor is set up.) See the help topic "What do the underlines in
my document mean?"

--
Regards,
Jay Freedman
Microsoft Word MVP FAQ: http://word.mvps.org

Red dots under certain words wrote:
There aren't a lot of them, which is why I had already unchecked that
box. And still, they appear. Alas. But thanks.

Joan

"Opinicus" wrote:


"Red dots under certain words" Red dots under certain
wrote in message
...
Word and Outlook 2003 seem to have a feature that puts red
dots under words
that seem randomly chosen. How can I get rid of them?

The "randomly chosen" words are misspelled (according to
Word). Try this:

Click on: Tools Options Spelling & Grammar

Uncheck the box before [] Check spelling as you type. Click
on: OK.

If you have a *lot* of words with red dots under them, you
might consider leaving this option on however...

--
Bob

Kanyak's Doghouse
http://www.kanyak.com




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Old September 15th 05, 09:50 PM
Jay Freedman
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To turn them off, go to Tools Options View and uncheck "Smart tags" (top
item in the center column).

--
Regards,
Jay Freedman
Microsoft Word MVP FAQ: http://word.mvps.org

Red dots under certain words wrote:
Thank you so much. At least I know I'm not losing my mind. I still
don't know how to get rid of them, but Il'l keep checking. JE

"Jay Freedman" wrote:

More likely, the red dots indicate something that was recognized by
a Smart Tag, such as an address. (Word claims they're purple, but
that depends on how your monitor is set up.) See the help topic
"What do the underlines in my document mean?"

--
Regards,
Jay Freedman
Microsoft Word MVP FAQ: http://word.mvps.org

Red dots under certain words wrote:
There aren't a lot of them, which is why I had already unchecked
that box. And still, they appear. Alas. But thanks.

Joan

"Opinicus" wrote:


"Red dots under certain words" Red dots under certain
wrote in message
...
Word and Outlook 2003 seem to have a feature that puts red
dots under words
that seem randomly chosen. How can I get rid of them?

The "randomly chosen" words are misspelled (according to
Word). Try this:

Click on: Tools Options Spelling & Grammar

Uncheck the box before [] Check spelling as you type. Click
on: OK.

If you have a *lot* of words with red dots under them, you
might consider leaving this option on however...

--
Bob

Kanyak's Doghouse
http://www.kanyak.com



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Old September 16th 05, 01:20 PM
Red dots under certain words
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Hi. It happens in documents that I've written, in documents that are sent to
me, and also in e-mails.

"Opinicus" wrote:

"Red dots under certain words"

There aren't a lot of them, which is why I had already
unchecked that box.
And still, they appear. Alas. But thanks.


Hmm. OK. The next suggestion is to uncheck the box before
"Hide spelling errors in this document" but if you've
unchecked the first box then the second isn't even
available.

Did you create this document or receive it from someone
else? Could the red dots be associated with comments?

--
Bob

Kanyak's Doghouse
http://www.kanyak.com




 




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