Windows 10: Spelling check on/off when I choose, not automatically

Discus and support Spelling check on/off when I choose, not automatically in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; How do I get Word to show red wiggly lines when I tell it "Now check the spelling", and how do I turn them off again when I have checked this? I do... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by NeoGrytpype, Mar 4, 2019.

  1. Spelling check on/off when I choose, not automatically


    How do I get Word to show red wiggly lines when I tell it "Now check the spelling", and how do I turn them off again when I have checked this?

    I do NOT want automatic ANYTHING to occur. Tutorials all seem to be about turning on auto-checking. I am a proof-reader. I am not typing these documents, and moreover I do NOT want the program to change anything. I decide what gets changed. I have turned all the auto-checking off.

    The documents are full of unrecognized words, very very few of which are misspellings. I don't want to change them all, or press Return one by one on all of them. I want to see all the red wiggly lines at once, and page through the document ignoring most of them.

    At the end I want a clean document, not full of red wiggles, so I want to turn it off.

    I'm in an office (so nothing is under my control, I can't download anything for example, or change the registry), where Office 365 has just been installed, replacing OpenOffice or whatever free rip-off we used to have. But in that the spell-check button was a toggle: clicking it turned the red wiggles on, then off, exactly the way I want it.

    So how do I see this in Word now, not having to review every single word one by one in a sidebar, but just seeing them all laid out on the page?
    Thanks.

    :)
     
    NeoGrytpype, Mar 4, 2019
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  2. Dyan Rey Win User

    Windows 10 spell check menu position

    Dictionary file corruption is one of the possible reasons you're having challenges with spell checker. To further troubleshoot the issue, we suggest that you clear Spell Checking Dictionary on your computer. Follow the steps below:

    • Open File Explorer, type %AppData%\Microsoft\Spelling into the address bar, and press
      Enter.
    • Open the folder for a language you want to customize (ex: en-US).
    • You can now clear the dic file.
    • When done, hit File in Notepad, click Save.
    After performing the steps above, let us know the results.
     
    Dyan Rey, Mar 4, 2019
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  3. Spell Check not working

    Hi,

    You have to ensure that Spell Check is enabled in Settings. To do this, follow these steps:

    • Go to Settings.
    • Choose Devices.
    • Select Typing.
    • Under Spelling, make sure that Autocorrect misspelled
      words and Highlight misspelled words are enabled.


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    Should you have further questions, let us know.
     
    Monica Cam, Mar 4, 2019
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  4. Spelling check on/off when I choose, not automatically

    Spell check

    Hello David,

    Thank you for posting your query on Microsoft Community.

    As per the issue description you are unable to perform spell check. I would like to know that is the issue specific to some application or with all application.

    If you are facing issue with the Office application then I would suggest you to refer the steps provided in the article mentioned below.

    Check spelling and grammar

    If issue is occurring while sending mail message then refer to the steps provided in the article mentioned below.

    Check spelling in a Windows Mail message

    Note: The article is for Windows Vista but steps holds good for Windows 10 too.

    Hope the information provided is helpful. Do let us know if you have any more concern related to Windows. We will be more than happy to assist you.



    Regards,
     
    Ramesh.Kumar, Mar 4, 2019
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