Checking Spelling and Grammar

Use the PowerPoint spell check and PowerPoint grammar check features to ensure your PowerPoint presentation is free of errors.

Automatic spell check

By default, PowerPoint automatically checks your presentation for spelling errors, so you may not even need to run a separate check using the Spelling command. These errors are indicated by red wavy lines.

Screenshot of PowerPoint 2013Automatic spell check errors

To use the automatic spell check feature:

  1. Right-click the underlined word. A menu will appear.
  2. Click the correct spelling of the word from the list of suggestions.


    Screenshot of PowerPoint 2013Correcting a spelling error
  3. The corrected word will appear in the presentation.

You can also choose to Ignore an underlined word or Add to Dictionary.