by Allen Wyatt
(last updated October 3, 2020)
Joy has a document that has some text that is not checked in a spelling or grammar check. Some phrases are specifically marked "do not check" in the Language dialog box, and some styles are set up for no checking. Joy would like, however, to "override" this setting and force a complete check of the document.
This can be done in Word if you follow these steps:
Figure 1. The Language dialog box.
At this point your document is ready for a complete check. All you need to do is press F7 or, on the Review tab, click the Check Document tool (Spelling & Grammar tool in earlier versions of Word) in the Proofing group.
Understand, though, that if you go through this process you've effectively overridden whatever your particular styles have as "default" for your text. To get back to the default (at least according to the styles), you'll need to select the entire document again (Ctrl+A) and then press Ctrl+Q to return everything to normal. This won't undo any spelling corrections you made, but it will return the "do not check" setting to whatever is defined for each style used in the document.
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