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Find and Fix Spelling Errors

By default, spell check works as you type, using wavy underlines to indicate possible errors. If you prefer to wait until after you've finished entering content to make corrections, or you find the wavy underlines distracting, you can hide them.

Note: This feature is not available with VT sessions.

To show or hide spelling corrections as you type

  1. Open the Configure Spell Checking dialog box as follows:

    If you are using this "look and feel"

    Do this...

    The Reflection button

    Reflection Ribbon

    On the Tools ribbon, from the Tools group, click Spell Check.

    The Reflection button

    Reflection Browser

    In the search box, enter S and then, under Actions, choose Spell CheckSpell Check Settings.

  2. From the Configure Spell Checking page, select or clear Check spelling as you type.

To correct spelling as you type

  1. Open the Configure Spell Checking dialog box as follows:

    If you are using this "look and feel"

    Do this...

    The Reflection button

    Reflection Ribbon

    On the Tools ribbon, from the Tools group, click Spell Check.

    The Reflection button

    Reflection Browser

    In the search box, enter S and then, under Actions, choose Spell CheckSpell Check Settings.

  2. From the Configure Spell Checking page, select Automatically correct spelling as you type.

    Commonly misspelled words are corrected without prompt or indication as you type.

    Note: This feature is available only for English.

To correct an error

  1. Right-click a word with a wavy underline, and then select the alternate spelling or correction you want.
  2. If the spelling you want is not in the suggestion list, or if no suggestions appear, enter the correct spelling manually.

    You can also add the item to a custom spell-check dictionary to make it available in the future. For more information, see Create a Custom Spell Check Dictionary.

    Note: If no suggestions appear, there aren’t any available, or the suggestions available are too long to fit in the remaining space in the field.

Use the procedure below to check spelling on the entire screen, not just typed text.

To check spelling on the whole screen

  1. Check for possible errors as follows:

    If you are using this "look and feel"

    Do this...

    The Reflection button

    Reflection Ribbon

    On the Session ribbon, from the Productivity group, click Check Screen.

    The Reflection button

    Reflection Browser

    In the search box, enter C and then, under Actions, choose Check ScreenCheck Screen.

    Possible spelling errors are indicated with wavy underlines.

    Note: Check Screen is disabled if you have cleared the Check spelling as you type check box.

  2. Right-click a word with a wavy underline, and then select the alternate spelling or correction you want.

Related Topics

Configure Spell Checking Dialog Box

Create a Custom Spell Check Dictionary

Configure Productivity Defaults Dialog Box