Microsoft Word, also referred to as MS Word, is a word processing application developed by Microsoft. Users can create text documents, such as reports, essays and creative works, within the program. MS Word comes equipped with many built-in features including automated spelling and grammar proofing. When a user writes a word that is not in the software's built-in dictionary, MS Word underlines the word in red. When a user makes a possible grammatical mistake, the words or phrases are underlined in green. For some users, this immediate alert is a distraction. Fortunately, there is a way to turn this feature off.
Click on "Word" in MS Word's main menu.
Select "Preferences" to open the "Preference" window.
Click on "Spelling and Grammar" on the left-hand side of the window.
Uncheck "Check spelling as you type."
Uncheck "Check grammar as you type."
Click the "OK" button.
Tips & Warnings
- You can still run a spelling and grammar check even if you turn the spelling and grammar proofing functions off. Simply click "Tools" in the MS Word main menu, and select "Spelling and Grammar."
- Microsoft Support: How to Turn Off Automatic Spell and Grammar Check
- Word 2007 For Dummies; Doug Lowe; Feb. 2007
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