Checking Spelling and Grammar

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

Modifying proofing options

PowerPoint allows you to modify the proofing options, giving you more control over how it reviews your text. For example, you can customize the automatic spell check to change the way PowerPoint marks spelling errors. You can also enable the grammar check option to help you find and correct contextual spelling errors (like their vs. they're).

To modify proofing options:

  1. Click the File tab to access Backstage view.
    clicking the File tab
  2. Select Options. A dialog box will appear.
    clicking Options in the Backstage view
  3. Select Proofing, then customize the options as needed. When you're finished, click OK.
    modifying proofing options in the Options dialog

Modifying settings in PowerPoint Options—including proofing—will affect any presentation you edit in PowerPoint, not just your current presentation.