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    Auto Spell/Grammar checking (2002)

    WD2002 (10.2930.2625) seems to spell and grammar check each file automatically after I open it, and keeps on doing so. Of course, I un-marked the spell-as-you-type feature in options. Can anybody please tell me how to get rid of this? It is a nuisance, especially with the big reports I am editing, and takes up too much overhead.

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    Re: Auto Spell/Grammar checking (2002)

    Tools > Language > Set Language
    There are additional spell-check settings there . . .
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    Re: Auto Spell/Grammar checking (2002)

    Thanks Leif,

    I knew this one and played with the settings, but it doesn't really help (as I expected). "Do not check spelling or grammar" really refers to a section of a document that you do not want spell or grammar checked, (e.g. a reference list with many author names), whether automatically or manually (F7).
    Similarly "Detect language automatically" merely lets the spell/grammar checking determine the language of the document automatically (for the installed languages), again whether automatically or manually (F7).

    Thanks anyway , Teun

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    Re: Auto Spell/Grammar checking (2002)

    I would think that if you select all text and set it to no proofing, even if you can't stop the proofer from running at open, it would finish in a millisecond. But you might find the setting causes more problems than it solves, depending on your spelling skills. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Auto Spell/Grammar checking (2002)

    Seems logical enough! Alas it does not work. The spell check icon keeps coming up at the bottom and is busy. The strange thing is that it never asks for a confirmation, while there are enough abbreviations, acronyms, symbols, and non-regular words in the 182 page document that a "forced" (manual) spell check comes up with. Incidentally, I made a mistake in my very first post about the version of Word 2002. It actually is 10.2930.3131. According to the MS update site, it is up to date. Otherwise I use Win98 SE.

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