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Microsoft® Office® Professional 2013 Plain & Simple by Katherine Murray

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Correcting misspellings

Most of us need an extra pair of eyes when we review our documents—it’s easy to miss typos we’ve skimmed over again and again. Word has a spelling checker that keeps an eye on the words you type as you type them. You can run the spelling checker when you’re finished writing or pay attention to the spelling checker icon in the status bar to see when Word thinks you have one of more misspelled words.

Correct Misspelled Words

  1. Right-click a word with a red-squiggly underline. (This is how Word lets you know it thinks a word is misspelled.)

  2. Click the suggested correction you want to use.

  3. If the word is spelled correctly, select Ignore All.

    All occurrences of the word will be ignored by the spell checker.

  4. If you want ...

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