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:
- Click the File tab to go to Backstage view, then click Options.
- A dialog box will appear. On the left side of the dialog box, 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.
- If you don't want Word to check for contextual errors, uncheck Frequently confused words.
Changing the proofing options
By default, Word does not check for sentence fragments (incomplete sentences) and run-on sentences. To turn on this feature, click Settings in the dialog box, then check the box next to Fragments and Run-ons.
Checking for fragments and run-on sentences
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.