Check spelling in OneNote 2016 for Mac

OneNote helps you detect and fix spelling errors as you type. This can save you time and effort while keeping your text error-free.

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Check spelling and grammar as you type

When you type, OneNote automatically checks for potential spelling errors, and underlines the words you should check with a squiggly red line.

OneNote automatically checks for potential spelling errors

To check a misspelling, control-click the underlined word, and choose the appropriate option.

Control-click the underlined word to check a misspelling

You can do one of the following:

  • If available, click one of the suggestions to substitute the misspelled word.

  • Click Ignore, to reject the error detection.

  • Click Add to Dictionary, to make sure that OneNote doesn’t detect the word as an error in the future.

  • Click Smart Lookup, to do a quick Bing search on the word.

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Turn the automatic spelling check on or off

  1. On the menu bar, click OneNote > Preferences.

  2. In the OneNote Preferences dialog box, click Spelling.

  3. Under Spelling and AutoCorrect, check or clear the Check spelling as you type check box.

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Check the spelling of your notes in a different language

  1. On the menu bar, click Tools > Set Proofing Language.

  2. In the Language list, select the language you want to use during the automatic spelling check.

  3. Click OK.

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