Checking Spelling and Grammar in Your Files

To help you get the text in your documents into good shape, the Office programs include a Spelling checker. Word and Outlook also have a Grammar checker that works alongside the Spelling checker.

NOTE: Computers are great at checking spelling, because in most cases, each word is either spelled correctly or incorrectly—there are few gray areas, and the Spelling checker doesn't need to understand what the text means to evaluate the spelling. So in most cases it's a good idea to use the Spelling checker to remove spelling mistakes from your documents. By contrast, grammar is far harder, and the Grammar checker is much less successful, especially with any writing that doesn't stick to rigid rules of grammar ...

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