How to Turn Off Spell Check in Word

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Looking to turn off spell check in Word? Our step-by-step guide shows you how to disable spell check in Microsoft Word.

How to Turn Off Spell Check in Word

One of the most common questions we get asked is, “How do I turn off spell check in Microsoft Word?” While there are a few different ways to do this, we’ve found that the easiest way is to disable the feature in the Word Options menu. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to turn off Spell Check in Microsoft Word.

How to Turn Off Spell Check in Word

To turn off Spell Check in Microsoft Word:

  1. Click on the File section on the top left of Microsoft Word.
  2. Click More and go to Options.
  3. Navigate to the Proofing tab.
  4. Untick the box next to Check spelling as you type.
How to Turn Off Spell Check in Word

You can also uncheck the following boxes to get rid of all the red lines showing up in Word:

  • Mark grammar errors as you type
  • Frequently confused words
  • Check grammar with spelling
  • Show readability statistics

Alternatively, you can trick these two boxes at the bottom of the Proofing options:

  • Hide spelling errors in this document only.
  • Hide grammar errors in this document only.

Enabling those two options will make it so spelling and grammar errors will not show red lines in your current document, but spellcheck will remain active for all other documents.

FAQ

Can you turn off spell check in Word for one document?

Yes, you can turn off spell check in Word for one document. To do this, open the document and click on the “File” tab. Next, click on “Options.” In the “Proofing” section, uncheck the “Check spelling as you type” box. Finally, click on “OK.”

How do I turn off spell check in Word for Mac?

If you need to disable the spell check feature in Microsoft Word for Mac, you can do so by following these steps. Open the Word application. Click on the ‘Word’ menu located in the top-left corner of the screen. Select ‘Preferences’ from the drop-down menu. Click on the ‘Spelling & Grammar’ tab. Uncheck the ‘Check spelling as you type’ and ‘Check grammar as you type’ options. Click ‘OK’ to save your changes.

Where is spell check on Word?

To find the spell check feature in Microsoft Word, first open a Word document. Then, click on the “Review” tab in the top navigation bar. In the “Proofing” section of the review tab, click on the button that says “Check Spelling.” A new window will open up with a list of your document’s spelling errors.

How do I turn off f7 in Word?

To turn off f7 in Word, go to the File tab and select Options. Select the Proofing tab and under AutoCorrect Options, uncheck the box next to “AutoCorrect smart quotes.”

How do I get rid of the red lines in Word?

To get rid of the red lines in Word, you can turn off the “Mark grammar errors as you type” in the Proofing options.

How do you correct spelling in Word at once?

The quickest way to correct spelling in Word is to use the spell check feature. To do this, simply click on the Tools menu and select Spelling and Grammar. Word will then scan the document for any spelling errors and suggest corrections.

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