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. Click the File tab to access Backstage view, then click Options.
    clicking Options in Backstage view
  2. A dialog box will appear. On the left side of the dialog box, select Proofing. From here, you have several options to choose from. For example, if you don't want Word to mark spelling errors, grammar errors, or frequently confused words automatically, simply uncheck the desired option.

    customizing spell check options

If you've turned off the automatic spelling and/or grammar checks, you can still go to the Review tab and click the Spelling & Grammar command to run a new check.