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Contextual Spelling

Word’s spell checker can help you cut down on spelling errors, but what if you type the word right, and it should be write? Until Word 2007, the spell checker would have ignored the error.

For those of us who consistently type to for too, there for their, or site for sight, Word 2007 has a new feature that not only checks for the correct spelling but also for the correct context.

In Outlook, PowerPoint, and Word, you can select the Use contextual spelling check box to get help with finding and fixing this type of mistake.

Follow these steps to activate the contextual spell checker:

1. Click the Office Button / Word options button (Word 2007)
   Click File Button / Options (Word 20100

2. Click Proofing.

3. In the When Correcting Spelling And Grammar In Word section,
    Click the Use Contextual Spelling check box
    Click the Check spelling at you type check box
    Clear the Hide spelling errors

4. Click OK.

Type in Too pears of shoes are for sail.

The spell checker flags and underlines the contextual error in blue.
Right click the underlined word and a suggestion will appear on the list.

Created:  July 05, 2012

Sr. Arlene Callahan
Training Manager
Rivier University
Nashua, NH 03060