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How to turn on the spell check in Ms Word (Mac)


Ms Word provides a very useful feature whereby it highlights spelling and grammar errors. This feature is turned on by default. However, if your Ms Word doesn’t show spelling errors, then you can turn on the spell check in Ms Word (Mac) using one of the following methods.

Solution 1: Uncheck don’t check spelling or grammar

  1. Select the text on which you want to turn on the spell check. You can use “Command + A” keyboard shortcut to select the entire document.
  2. Go to Review Tab > Language.
  3. Uncheck the box “Do not check spelling or grammar” if checked.
    solution 1 to turn on spell check for Word (Mac)
  4. Click OK.

If the above method doesn’t work, then you can try following solution.

Solution 2:

  1. Go to Microsoft Word > Preferences to open Word Preferences window.
    Preferences in Ms Word (Mac)
  2. Click “Spelling and Grammar”.
    Spelling and grammar option in Ms Word (Mac)
  3. In the Spelling / Grammar window, check the box against “Check spelling as you type”
    check spelling error as you type in Ms Word (Mac)
  4. Close the above window and you should see spelling errors highlighted.

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