Check spelling in a form

When you are filling out a form in Microsoft Office InfoPath, you can check the text that you enter for spelling problems, just as you would in any other Microsoft Office document.

Note: The person who designed the form that you are filling out ultimately controls where in the form you are allowed to check your spelling. For example, the spelling checker may be enabled for text boxes, but turned off for bulleted lists.

What do you want to do?

Turn on the automatic spelling checker

Check spelling automatically as you type

Check spelling all at once

Hide wavy underlines

Turn on the automatic spelling checker

To check spelling automatically as you type, you must enable the automatic spelling checker, if it isn't already enabled.

  1. On the Tools menu, point to Spelling, and then click Spelling Options.

  2. Under When correcting spelling in InfoPath, select the Check spelling as you type check box.

Top of Page

Check spelling automatically as you type

  1. Type into the form.

  2. Right-click each word that has a wavy red underline, and then click the appropriate command or spelling alternative on the shortcut menu.

Top of Page

Check spelling all at once

  1. On the Standard toolbar, click Spelling Button image .

  2. In the Spelling task pane, click Find Next.

  3. When InfoPath identifies a possible misspelled word, click the appropriate command or spelling alternative.

  4. To continue checking the form, click Find Next.

Top of Page

Hide wavy underlines

  1. On the Tools menu, point to Spelling, and then click Spelling Options.

  2. Under When correcting spelling in InfoPath, select the Hide spelling errors check box.

Top of Page

Share Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter Email Email

Was this information helpful?

Great! Any other feedback?

How can we improve it?

Thank you for your feedback!

×