Proofing Features

Using spell and grammar features in Word to prevent errors from appearing in your Word documents.

Using proofing features

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By default, Word automatically checks your document for spelling and grammar errors. These errors are indicated by colored wavy lines.

Proofing Lines

To use the spelling check feature:

Spell Check

You can choose to ignore an underlined word, add it to the dictionary, or go to the Spelling dialog box.

To use the grammar check feature:

Grammar Check

You can also choose to ignore an underlined word, go to the Grammar dialog box, or find out more information about the word and its usage.

You can also wait and run the spelling and grammar check after completing the document. Click the Spelling & Grammar command on the Review tab.