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Spelling and Grammar

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Checks the document or the current selection for spelling errors. If a grammar checking extension is installed, the dialog also checks for grammar errors.

Choose Tools - Spelling and Grammar

F7 key

On Standard bar, click

Spelling and Grammar

Checking Spelling and Grammar

The spellcheck starts at the current cursor position and advances to the end of the document or selection. You can then choose to continue the spellcheck from the beginning of the document.

Spellcheck looks for misspelled words and gives you the option of adding an unknown word to a user dictionary. When the first misspelled word is found, the Spellcheck dialog opens.

If a grammar checking extension is installed, this dialog is called Spelling and Grammar. Spelling errors are underlined in red, grammar errors in blue. First the dialog presents all spelling errors, then all grammar errors.

Enable Check grammar to work first on all spellcheck errors, then on all grammar errors.

Not in dictionary

Displays the sentence with the misspelled word highlighted. Edit the word or the sentence, or click one of the suggestions in the text box below.


Lists suggested words to replace the misspelled word. Select the word that you want to use, and then click Change or Change All.

Text Language

Specifies the language to use to check the spelling.

A language entry has a check mark in front of it if the spellcheck is activated for this language.

When in Writer: AutoCorrect

When in Writer: Adds the current combination of the incorrect word and the replacement word to the AutoCorrect replacements table.


Opens a dialog, where you can select the user-defined dictionaries, and set the rules for the spellchecking.


Adds the unknown word to a user-defined dictionary.

Ignore Once

Skips the unknown word and continues with the spellcheck.

Note.png This label of this button changes to Resume if you leave the Spellcheck dialog open when you return to your document. To continue the spellcheck from the current position of the cursor, click Resume.

Ignore All

Skips all occurrences of the unknown word in the entire document and continues with the spellcheck.


Replaces the unknown word with the current suggestion. If you changed more than just the misspelled word, the entire sentence is replaced.

Change All

Replaces all occurrences of the unknown word with the current suggestion.


Click to undo the last change in the current sentence. Click again to undo the previous change in the same sentence.

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Checking Spelling and Grammar