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    spell checking in headings (Word 2003 SP2)

    Why doesn't word find spelling errors in titles and headings?
    Is there a setting somewhere?

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    Re: spell checking in headings (Word 2003 SP2)

    Check whether the styles used for headings and titles have been set to "Do not check spelling or grammar" in the Language dialog.

    BTW was the reply to <post:=658,543>post 658,543</post:> helpful?

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    Re: spell checking in headings (Word 2003 SP2)

    I'll check that.

    ...and yes, the overbar advice worked. I used the "spacing" trick. Not the most elegant solution, but it worked. Sorry for not getting back to you on that.

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    Re: spell checking in headings (Word 2003 SP2)

    Do not check spelling or grammar appears to be _unchecked_ on the language tab for the style.

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    Re: spell checking in headings (Word 2003 SP2)

    And if you select the text in a heading or title and look at the Language dialog?

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    Re: spell checking in headings (Word 2003 SP2)

    Same result, if I understand what you are suggesting... That is, I select the entire heading and do a "modify style" and check the language tab.

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    Re: spell checking in headings (Word 2003 SP2)

    What I meant was, select some text in a title or heading, then select Tools | Language | Set Language to check whether the text has been set to "Do not check spelling or grammar" - it could have been set directly instead of through the style.

    If you reapply the style (which does *not* have "Do not check spelling or grammar" set), does the spell checker work again within that heading?

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    Re: spell checking in headings (Word 2003 SP2)

    When I do it that way, the box is also unchecked.
    Re-application of the style doesn't appear to fix it, either...

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    Re: spell checking in headings (Word 2003 SP2)

    Could you attach a small sample document demonstrating the problem? Remove or replace sensitive or proprietary information.

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    Re: spell checking in headings (Word 2003 SP2)

    See attached...

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    Re: spell checking in headings (Word 2003 SP2)

    The words are all upper case. The default setting in Word is to ignore those. To include them in a spell check:
    - Select Tools | Options...
    - Activate the Spelling and Grammar tab.
    - Clear the check box "Ignore word in UPPERCASE".
    - Click OK.

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    Re: spell checking in headings (Word 2003 SP2)

    Thanks for helping me with this. I should have known or found this. Again, thx for your time.

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