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  • In earlier versions of Excel (and other Office programs) mis-spelled words will be underlined.  This appears to be missing in Excel 2010.  Any advice?
    Tuesday, October 26, 2010 3:04 PM

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  • Hi,

     

    Unlike other Microsoft Office programs, such as Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel cannot check spelling automatically as you type by displaying wavy red underlines to indicate possible spelling errors. You can check spelling all at once, or you can use AutoCorrect to automatically correct common typing errors as you work, without having to confirm each correction. For example, you can specify that Excel change "adn" to "and" and change "their is" to "there is."

     

    FYI:

    Check the spelling in a worksheet

    http://office.microsoft.com/en-ca/excel-help/check-the-spelling-in-a-worksheet-HP005199294.aspx

     

    How to turn off automatic spelling checking and automatic grammar checking in Office programs

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/937422

     

    Best Regards,

     

    Sally Tang

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    • Marked as answer by Sally Tang Thursday, November 4, 2010 8:33 AM
    Thursday, October 28, 2010 3:00 AM
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    Hi,

     

    I am writing to see how everything is going with this issue. Is the problem resolved? If there is anything I can do for you, please feel free to let me know.

     

    Best Regards,

     

    Sally Tang

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    Monday, November 1, 2010 8:27 AM
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    Hi,

     

    As I have not heard from you for several days. I will go ahead and close this thread. If this issue is not resolved or you have any questions, please feel free to reply to us and this thread will be re-opened.

     

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    Sally Tang

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    Thursday, November 4, 2010 8:33 AM
  • You can also use the F7 function key to do spell check.
    Thursday, November 4, 2010 4:05 PM
  • Sally Tang,

    As I remember from Open Office Calc actually does a spell check automatically. I don't understand why can't microsoft implement this feature. I work in the developing country and most of us English is only 2nd language. I often end up in getting excel sheet with lots of spelling mistake because excel automatically doesn't check for spelling in excel. I shall be thankful if Microsoft can look in to this and also compare with Open Office Calc as well.


    Umapathy (உமாபதி) MCITP: Enterprise Support Technician, Consumer Support Technician MCTS: Windows Vista - Configuration, BSc, MCP, A+, MCDST
    Sunday, September 4, 2011 12:54 PM
  • Is there any plan to fix this?  This is a huge omission by MS.
    Tuesday, October 25, 2011 6:57 PM
  • Issue is still unresolved. We need spell checker to work all the time, not only when I run it for checking.
    Monday, November 19, 2012 8:19 PM
  • This is unacceptable. Microsoft has removed CRITICAL functionality, and has allowed many users of their software to seem illiterate because of Microsoft's "choice".

    This is a BUG, and does not work as Functionally Specified.

    Pressing F7 is a workaround. It is the only option we have to work with the spell checker at this time. Autocorrecting is not working for most items we have typed and we miss the opportunity to correct a problem right when it happens.

    • Edited by PEREZIL Wednesday, July 8, 2015 5:13 PM Additional text added
    • Proposed as answer by Balaji.k.s Tuesday, January 9, 2018 7:42 AM
    • Unproposed as answer by Balaji.k.s Tuesday, January 9, 2018 7:42 AM
    Wednesday, July 8, 2015 5:10 PM
  • For Auto spellcheck macros in excel, the following link may be of help www.mrexcel.com/forum/excel-questions/968100-auto-spell-check-post4979636.html#post4979636

    • Proposed as answer by Balaji.k.s Tuesday, January 9, 2018 7:48 AM
    Tuesday, January 9, 2018 7:48 AM