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Special Edition Using® Microsoft® Office Word 2003 by Bill Camarda

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Using Automatic Spelling and Grammar Checking

By default, when you open a file in Word, Word's automatic language feature checks the text to determine which language you are writing in. It then runs a spell and grammar check on all sections written in languages for which it has proofing tools. Because you probably write most documents in your default language, Word typically proofs your entire document.

Word flags all possible errors with wavy underline marks, as shown in Figure 8.1. Potential spelling errors are marked with a red wavy underline—including words not in Word's dictionary, repeated words, apparent errors in capitalization, and combinations of words with the spaces missing. Word flags potential grammar errors with a wavy green line. ...

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