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When you’re working in a file, your Office app checks for spelling and basic grammar.

Fix spelling and grammar as you work

  1. Right-click text with a squiggly line or a double underline underneath.

  2. Select the correct spelling from the list of suggestions.

Check your entire file

  1. Select Review > Spelling & Grammar or press F7.

  2. In the Editor pane, select the correct spelling from the list of suggestions.

  3. Select Change All to fix every time this word appears in your file.

    Or you can select:

    • Add to Dictionary: If you’d like Office to remember this spelling across all apps in the future.

    • Ignore Once: To ignore the mistake and remove the squiggly line or double underline.

    • Ignore All: To ignore the mistakes and remove the squiggly line or double underline for all instances of this text in the file.

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When you're working in a file, your Office app checks for spelling and basic grammar.

Word autocorrects a lot of mistakes for you and if it's not autocorrected, you'll see a squiggly line appear under misspelled words and a double underline for grammar.

Right-click the underlined word to see a suggested list of corrections.

Select the word you want and it'll change in your file.

Select Review > Spelling & Grammar or press F7 to review spelling and grammar all at once.

In Word, the Editor pane opens.

If you'd like to use a suggested word, select it or you can click the dropdown arrow and then select Change All to fix every time this word appears in your file.

Other options include Add to Dictionary if you'd like Office to remember this spelling across all apps in the future or Ignore Once or Ignore All, if the word is already correct.

We'll select Change All for now.

The spelling and grammar checker is similar across all apps so you'll have the same tools to present your best work possible.

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