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Q&A: Spellcheck Is Now in “Editor” in Word

QWhere did Spellcheck go!?

AIt’s tucked inside “Editor” now. It’s pretty much the same, except for not showing the readability statistics. See the demos below.

Editor is now where spellcheck is found. There’s a button on the right end of the Home ribbon (shown above) as well as on the Review ribbon, at the far left (shown below). The video demos below show how it works on Mac and Windows (video two).
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Quick-start info for running a full Spellcheck

  1. Click the Editor button on the ribbon
  2. Click the Spelling bar on the pane that opens on the right

The “Editing Score” is a value Word came up with based on some calculation of the number of perceived grammar and spelling errors as well as the word count.

Demos of Spellcheck in Word for Mac & Windows

🍏 Spellcheck in the “Editor” on a Mac

🖼 Spellcheck in the “Editor” on Windows

https://youtu.be/qpNhUISTy8k

Troubleshooting

Readability statistics don’t automatically display once the spellcheck is done. Check these apps and websites that assess readability instead.

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Learn more about Spellcheck starting on page 27 of the self-study book.

It’s harder to get at the customizations to import a special dictionary or exclude words. Refer to the Spellcheck section in the self-study workbook starting on page 32 for further instructions.

I’ve tried the “check for similarity to online sources” but always stalled out with no results.



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Q&A: Word won’t suggest the correct spelling!

QWhen running a full Spellcheck, Word won’t suggest the right word. What can I do besides writing down the misspelling and searching it out later to correct it manually?

AYou’re in luck! Just click in the document itself and make the change (Fig. 1), then return to the Spellcheck (now called Editor) window and resume. See details and demo video below.

Fig. 1 Windows users can make corrections directly in the document (left) during a Spellcheck if the suggested corrections are not suitable.

Mac users have the additional option of clicking in the Spellcheck window where the problem is shown (Fig. 2), and typing the correction there. Then click Resume in the Spellcheck window and carry on with the spelling check.

Fig. 2 Mac users can type corrections directly into the preview area in the Spellcheck window, or click into the document behind the window to make the change.
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Find out more about making the most of “Editor” (formerly Spellcheck) starting on p. 27 of the book.


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