Fixed spell check not working in MS Word

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Marie-Ange Demory

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Whether you want to create documents for professional, educational or as a writer, MS Word is the first application that comes to mind. It is one of the most used Microsoft applications due to its advanced features. However, even the best apps have their drawbacks. This is the case with MS Word.

Among its many features is the Grammar and Spelling Checker feature which helps you to correct basic grammar and spelling errors in your document. As you work, misspelled words are highlighted with a red underline. You can right-click on the underlined word and select the correct spelling from the context menu.

However, there are times when you may find that it doesn't work. So, how to make sure the spelling and grammar check function works and you can create a flawless document? That's how.

Method 1: how to fix grammar and spell check not working in MS Word 2007-2016 on Windows 10 using the Review tab

Step 1: Open the password document and click review tab on the top ribbon.

Step 2: Under the review tab> click language - click on Set the review language.

Step 3: In the next window, select your preferred writing language (here we select US English)> deselect Don't check spelling or grammar option. Press ok to save changes and exit.

Now, when you write in the Word file, the spelling and grammar feature should work now. If not, move on to the next method.

Method 2: how to fix grammar and spell check not working in MS Word 2007-2016 on Windows 10 using options

Step 1: In the same document, go to archive tab at the top left and click on it.

Step 2: In the context menu, click Choices.

Step 3: On the left side of Word options window, click Test > on the right side of the panel, scroll down and find When correcting spelling and grammar in Word > check the boxes next to the four consecutive options.

Here, you are done solving the grammar and spelling problem not working in MS Word 2007-2016. It should work fine now.

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