Checking Spelling and Grammar

Using spell check in Word can prevent errors from appearing. Use the Word spell check function to produce error-free Word documents.

To change the automatic spelling and grammar check settings:

    1. From Backstage view, click Options.
      Clicking the Options command Clicking the Options command
    2. Select Proofing. The dialog box gives you several options to choose from.
      • If you don't want Word to automatically check spelling, uncheck Check spelling as you type.
      • If you don't want grammar errors to be marked, uncheck Mark grammar errors as you type.
      • To check for contextual spelling errors, check Use contextual spelling.
Changing the Proofing Options Changing the Proofing Options

If you've turned off the automatic spelling and/or grammar checks, you can still run a check by going to the Review tab and clicking the Spelling & Grammar button.