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Sams Teach Yourself Microsoft® Office Excel 2003 in 24 Hours by Trudi Reisner

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Checking Your Spelling Before You Print

What's more embarrassing than having spelling errors in your worksheets? The answer: Nothing. Excel's important proofing tool, the spelling checker, is just what you need to save yourself a lot of embarrassment. This tool helps you correct spelling errors.

Excel's spelling checker works similarly to spelling checkers in word processors. If it finds a word in your worksheet that isn't in its dictionary, it alerts you. If a similar word is in the dictionary, Excel's spelling checker suggests that you might want to use that word instead.

The spelling checker also alerts you if it finds repeated words (for example, the the), uncommon capitalization (tHe), or words that should be capitalized but aren't (boston). ...

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