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Default 'Tools-Language-Set Language-Do not check spelling or grammar' does not work on the entire document

Hi,

I need to Spell/Grammar check documents that may have sections in which:

Tools-Language-Set Language-Do not check spelling or grammar

had been enabled.

I want to disable it in order to recheck spelling and grammar.

However, I find that I can only disable this feature on pieces of the
document, not on the entire doc at once. (I am having to select individual
tables for example.)

Am I doing something wrong by:

a) Edit-Select All
b) Tools-Language-Set Language
c) unchecking 'Do not check spelling or grammar' so that it WILL check
spelling and grammar

?

thanks,

-john


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Hi John,

It sounds like you're on the right track, but there might be a simpler solution. Here's what you can try:
  1. Go to the "Review" tab in the ribbon.
  2. Click on "Language" in the "Proofing" section.
  3. Select "Set Proofing Language" from the dropdown menu.
  4. Uncheck the box next to "Do not check spelling or grammar".
  5. Click "OK" to apply the changes.

This should disable the "Do not check spelling or grammar" option for the entire document. If you still find that certain sections are not being checked, you can try selecting those sections and repeating the above steps.
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This should be working.

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"john gibb" wrote in message
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Hi,

I need to Spell/Grammar check documents that may have sections in which:

Tools-Language-Set Language-Do not check spelling or grammar

had been enabled.

I want to disable it in order to recheck spelling and grammar.

However, I find that I can only disable this feature on pieces of the
document, not on the entire doc at once. (I am having to select individual
tables for example.)

Am I doing something wrong by:

a) Edit-Select All
b) Tools-Language-Set Language
c) unchecking 'Do not check spelling or grammar' so that it WILL check
spelling and grammar

?

thanks,

-john



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Default 'Tools-Language-Set Language-Do not check spelling or grammar' does not work on the entire document

But note that if the selection includes text with the setting on as
well as text with the setting turned off, the check mark will be grey.
This means that the first click activates the setting, and a second
click is required to turn it off for all text.

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Microsoft Word MVP


"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote in message
...
This should be working.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
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"john gibb" wrote in message
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Hi,

I need to Spell/Grammar check documents that may have sections in

which:

Tools-Language-Set Language-Do not check spelling or

grammar

had been enabled.

I want to disable it in order to recheck spelling and grammar.

However, I find that I can only disable this feature on pieces of

the
document, not on the entire doc at once. (I am having to select

individual
tables for example.)

Am I doing something wrong by:

a) Edit-Select All
b) Tools-Language-Set Language
c) unchecking 'Do not check spelling or grammar' so that it

WILL check
spelling and grammar

?

thanks,

-john








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Default 'Tools-Language-Set Language-Do not check spelling or grammar' does not work on the entire document

Hi Stefan and Suzanne,

Thanks for looking at this problem.

Stefan, yes, the check mark is usually grey and I have to click it twice in
order to attempt to disable the checking.

In fact, I would say that it is this checkbox which is broken. Because, even
if I leave it unchecked, thereby asking for it to perform the checking, and
then click OK to leave the dialog, when I reenter the dialog, the checkbox
has gone back to being greyed.



Any other thoughts?

FWIW I am using Word 2003 (11.6568.6568) SP2.

thanks,

-john





"Stefan Blom" wrote in message
...
But note that if the selection includes text with the setting on as
well as text with the setting turned off, the check mark will be grey.
This means that the first click activates the setting, and a second
click is required to turn it off for all text.

--
Stefan Blom
Microsoft Word MVP


"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote in message
...
This should be working.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
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Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the

newsgroup so
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"john gibb" wrote in message
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Hi,

I need to Spell/Grammar check documents that may have sections in

which:

Tools-Language-Set Language-Do not check spelling or

grammar

had been enabled.

I want to disable it in order to recheck spelling and grammar.

However, I find that I can only disable this feature on pieces of

the
document, not on the entire doc at once. (I am having to select

individual
tables for example.)

Am I doing something wrong by:

a) Edit-Select All
b) Tools-Language-Set Language
c) unchecking 'Do not check spelling or grammar' so that it

WILL check
spelling and grammar

?

thanks,

-john












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Default 'Tools-Language-Set Language-Do not check spelling or grammar' does not work on the entire document

A grey check means that the selected text has mixed formatting. Are you sure
you're selecting all the text in the document before clearing the check box?

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Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
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"john gibb" wrote in message
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Hi Stefan and Suzanne,

Thanks for looking at this problem.

Stefan, yes, the check mark is usually grey and I have to click it twice

in
order to attempt to disable the checking.

In fact, I would say that it is this checkbox which is broken. Because,

even
if I leave it unchecked, thereby asking for it to perform the checking,

and
then click OK to leave the dialog, when I reenter the dialog, the checkbox
has gone back to being greyed.



Any other thoughts?

FWIW I am using Word 2003 (11.6568.6568) SP2.

thanks,

-john





"Stefan Blom" wrote in message
...
But note that if the selection includes text with the setting on as
well as text with the setting turned off, the check mark will be grey.
This means that the first click activates the setting, and a second
click is required to turn it off for all text.

--
Stefan Blom
Microsoft Word MVP


"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote in message
...
This should be working.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the

newsgroup so
all may benefit.

"john gibb" wrote in message
hlink.net...
Hi,

I need to Spell/Grammar check documents that may have sections in

which:

Tools-Language-Set Language-Do not check spelling or

grammar

had been enabled.

I want to disable it in order to recheck spelling and grammar.

However, I find that I can only disable this feature on pieces of

the
document, not on the entire doc at once. (I am having to select

individual
tables for example.)

Am I doing something wrong by:

a) Edit-Select All
b) Tools-Language-Set Language
c) unchecking 'Do not check spelling or grammar' so that it

WILL check
spelling and grammar

?

thanks,

-john











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I've seen this behaviour on many documents in the past. In Word 2010 the problem persists:

1. Select all text in the document using Ctrl-a
2. Review - Language - Set proofing language
3. Uncheck the "Do not check spelling or grammar" check box
4. Press OK.
5. Repeat steps 1-2 and observe that the check box is still gray.

Does anyone have a foolproof solution to this issue? I still don't know if any of the document is disabled for spell checking -- I hope not.

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A grey check means that the selected text has mixed formatting. Are you sure
you're selecting all the text in the document before clearing the check box?

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Ive been struggling with this issue for like 19 semanas, i mean, since i started my documment,just wanted to say thank you, this was really helpful
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Ive been struggling with this issue for like 19 semanas, i mean, since i started my documment,just wanted to say thank you, this was really helpful
I know, been having the same issue, tried to look it up online but it all seem like a trabalenguas to me


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Hi Stefan and Suzanne,

Thanks for looking at this problem.

Stefan, yes, the check mark is usually grey and I have to click it twice in
order to attempt to disable the checking.

In fact, I would say that it is this checkbox which is broken. Because, even
if I leave it unchecked, thereby asking for it to perform the checking, and
then click OK to leave the dialog, when I reenter the dialog, the checkbox
has gone back to being greyed.



Any other thoughts?

FWIW I am using Word 2003 (11.6568.6568) SP2.

thanks,

-john





"Stefan Blom" wrote in message
...
But note that if the selection includes text with the setting on as
well as text with the setting turned off, the check mark will be grey.
This means that the first click activates the setting, and a second
click is required to turn it off for all text.

--
Stefan Blom
Microsoft Word MVP


"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote in message
...
This should be working.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site:
http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the

newsgroup so
all may benefit.

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Hi,

I need to Spell/Grammar check documents that may have sections in

which:

Tools-Language-Set Language-Do not check spelling or

grammar

had been enabled.

I want to disable it in order to recheck spelling and grammar.

However, I find that I can only disable this feature on pieces of

the
document, not on the entire doc at once. (I am having to select

individual
tables for example.)

Am I doing something wrong by:

a) Edit-Select All
b) Tools-Language-Set Language
c) unchecking 'Do not check spelling or grammar' so that it

WILL check
spelling and grammar

?

thanks,

-john







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