How to Spell Check in Word 2007

By Greg Lindberg

You may recall your teacher telling you to always use the Spell Check feature before turning in an assignment that was written in Microsoft Word. Spell Check is a feature that allows you to find any misspelled words in your document and change the words to the correct spelling. To avoid spelling and grammar errors, it's important to know how to fully utilize the Spell Check feature in Word 2007.

Things You'll Need

  • Microsoft Word 2007

Step 1

Open the Word 2007 document on your computer that you want to run the Spell Check feature for.

Step 2

Click on the "Microsoft Office" button on the top left of the application and then click on the "Word Options" button at the bottom of the page.

Step 3

Click on the "Proofing" option from the Word Options dialog box. Make sure the "Hide spelling errors in this document only" and "Hide grammar errors in this document only" box are not selected. Click on the "OK" button.

Step 4

Click on the "Review" tab and then click on the "Spelling and Grammar" option from the "Proofing" group. The Spelling and Grammar dialog box will then appear on the screen with the first misspelled word in the document.

Step 5

Click on the "Ignore Once" option if you want to ignore the misspelled word and click on the "Ignore All" option to ignore all misspelled words.

Step 6

If you want to change a spelling, select a suggested word from the list of possible correctly spelled words, and then click on the "Change" option. Click on the "Change All" option to change all words to the correct spelling.

Step 7

Click on the "Next Sentence" option to check the next sentence for misspelled words. Click on the "Add to Dictionary" option to include the detected word into the Word 2007 dictionary so that it is no longer caught as misspelled.