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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