How to Remove an Underline From an Error in Word


Word includes a proofing feature that displays squiggly lines beneath words - red for spelling and green for grammar - helping you identify errors while you type. These marks can help you skim your assignment for glaring spelling or grammar mistakes, but the feature does have some minor drawbacks. For instance, the corrective marks can be distracting, especially when you want to leave a word, such as someone's name, as it is. Force Word to ignore an error to get rid of the underline marking.

Single Error

  • Locate the underlined error you wish to ignore.

  • Right-click the error. A drop-down menu appears.

  • Click "Ignore." The underline disappears.

Ignore Underlines in a Section

  • Highlight the text for which you want to ignore spelling and grammar errors.

  • Click "Review" in the tabs list at the top of the program.

  • Click the "Language" button in the Ribbon. A menu opens.

  • Click "Set Proofing Language" from the "Language" menu.

  • Place a check next to "Do not Check Spelling or Grammar," and then click "OK."

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