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Definition: MSW Spell checking

When Word encounters a misspelled word, it puts a red wiggly line underneath it. To see Word's suggestions for the correct spelling, right click on the word. Select the correct word or select Ignore All to bypass it. If you use this word a lot and want to add it to the dictionary, click Add. All future occurrences of the word will be considered correctly spelled.

Have Word Correct Your Typos
If you select AutoCorrect and pick the correct spelling, Word will automatically correct your misspelling whenever you type it.

Turn Spellchecking On and Off
To stop Word from spellchecking your words as you type, select Tools/Options, click the Spelling & Grammar Tab and deselect Check Spelling as You Type.

Button Tip!
Click this button on the Word toolbar to check the spelling of a selected word.