Pulling Out Spelling Errors

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated April 12, 2014)

Word includes a power spellchecker that allows you to determine which words in a document need your attention. Sometimes, it might be helpful to have all the misspelled words in one place, rather than throughout the document. If you have this need, the following VBA macro will gather all the misspelled words from one document and place them in a new document.

Sub GetSpellingErrors()
    Dim DocThis As Document
    Dim iErrorCnt As Integer
    Dim J As Integer

    Set DocThis = ActiveDocument
    Documents.Add

    iErrorCnt = DocThis.SpellingErrors.Count
    For J = 1 To iErrorCnt
        Selection.TypeText Text:=DocThis.SpellingErrors(J)
        Selection.TypeParagraph
    Next J
End Sub

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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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