You can spell check in Microsoft Word by using its built-in spelling and grammar checker.
If enabled, it will automatically underline spelling and grammatical errors.
You can also open the Spelling & Grammar dialog box to manually check all of the spelling and grammar issues in a document at once.
The latest version of Microsoft 365 adds a new Editor pane to Word for enhanced spelling and grammar checking.
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Microsoft Word’s ability to check spelling and grammar can be a professional lifesaver, informing you about embarrassing errors before you share the document with others.
Word can perform in-line spell checks automatically, but if you prefer to disable the feature or want a more comprehensive view, it’s possible to check spelling and grammar manually across a document as well.
How to check spelling and grammar in Word with the Editor pane
If you are using Microsoft 365, you may see a different way to manually check for spelling and grammar. Instead of the “Spelling & Grammar” button in the Review ribbon, there’s a new “Editor” button. This opens the Editor pane on the right side of the screen. You will see a summary at the top of the screen, so you know how many suggested changes remain, along with details for spelling and grammar below.
Click “Spelling” and you’ll see the word in the context of the surrounding text with suggested changes. The editor also provides brief definitions for these suggestions to make it easier to choose the best option. You can also choose other traditional options like “Ignore” or “Add to dictionary.”