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Check spelling in your presentation

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As you work on a presentation, PowerPoint automatically checks spelling and basic grammar and you can check the spelling of an entire presentation with ease.

Fix spelling as you work

  1. Right-click on a word with a red squiggly line underneath.

  2. Select the correct spelling from the list of suggestions.
    Or you can choose:

    • Ignore All: Ignores the error and removes the red squiggly line.

    • Add to Dictionary: Adds the spelling to the dictionary so that spelling will not show an error in the future.

Check your entire presentation

  1. Select Review > Spelling.

  2. In the Spelling pane, select the correct spelling from the suggestions.

  3. Select Change to fix the error or Change All if it appears more than once in the document.
    Or you can select:

    • Ignore: Ignores the error and removes the red squiggly line.

    • Ignore All: Ignores the error and removes the red squiggly line for all instances in the presentation.

    • Add: Adds the spelling to the dictionary so that spelling will not show an error in the future.

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Check spelling and grammar in Office 2010 and later

As you write and create your presentation, PowerPoint checks your spelling and basic grammar as you work.

Many common errors are fixed automatically, so you don’t have to worry about interrupting your writing.

As you type, words that are misspelled get a red squiggly line under them.

If the mistake isn’t corrected automatically, you can fix it yourself by right-clicking on the underlined word.

A list of suggestions appears.

Pick the correct spelling and it gets fixed.

If the spelling is correct, choose Ignore All.

The other option is Add to Dictionary. Doing this means PowerPoint and other Office apps know in the future not to mark that spelling as incorrect.

This is particularly helpful with names and places.

If you don’t want to make corrections as you work, you can check the entire presentation once you are finished.

To do this, go to Review and then choose Spelling.

This will open the Spelling pane with the first misspelled word.

To fix the error, choose one of the suggestions and then choose Change. Choose Change All if you want to fix all instances of the error.

If you don’t want to correct the error, choose Ignore or Ignore All.

And you can choose Add for Office to not mark the spelling as a mistake in the future.

And when there are no more errors, PowerPoint will tell you “You’re good to go!”

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