Separating Grammar-Checking from Spell-Checking

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated August 13, 2016)

By default, whenever you do a grammar check, Word also checks the spelling of your documents. You may have already done a spelling check, however, so there is no need to do it again. To separate grammar and spell-checking, follow these steps:

  1. Choose Options from the Tools menu. You will see the Options dialog box.
  2. Make sure the Spelling & Grammar tab is selected. (See Figure 1.)
  3. Figure 1. The Spelling & Grammar tab of the Options dialog box.

  4. Click on the Check Grammar with Spelling check box so it is not selected.
  5. Click on OK.

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Allen Wyatt

With more than 50 non-fiction books and numerous magazine articles to his credit, Allen Wyatt is an internationally recognized author. He  is president of Sharon Parq Associates, a computer and publishing services company. ...

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