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    Do not spell-check this part (Any)

    Is there a way to mark permanently a paragraph, a sentence, or whatever within a Word document which will cause it to be ignored by subsequent spell-checking, even if the document is sent to another PC (either in DOC or RTF format)?

    I've come across two reasons for wishing this feature recently:

    1) where, in an email disclaimer, the original author had written the legal jargon word [/i]tortiously[/i], but this had been changed by enthusiastic spell-checking to the ludicrous-in-context [/i]tortuously[/i]!

    2) where a computer-based translation from the German of a paragraph came out as highly amusing, but whose sense would have been completely destroyed if a spell-check had been allowed to correct it

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    Re: Do not spell-check this part (Any)

    Try this: select the paragraph, then Tools>Language>Set language and check "Do not check spelling or grammar"

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    Re: Do not spell-check this part (Any)

    Jefferson, I'm <img src=/S/starstruck.gif border=0 alt=starstruck width=15 height=15>!

    Checking in the .RTF file shows that the highlighted phrase now has the magic word "noproof" somewhere in the curly brackets preceding it. <img src=/S/joy.gif border=0 alt=joy width=23 height=23>

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    Re: Do not spell-check this part (Any)

    Hi John:
    I would take Jefferson's recommendation one step further. Create a style that has Tools/Language/Set Language/Do not check spelling or grammer checked. Then use this style whenever you don't want something spellchecked. A style named "Macro" or "MacroText" is a good name, since you certainly don't wan't your macros spellchecked. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Do not spell-check this part (Any)

    Phil

    This is simply a one-off review article, and doesn't need to be more complicated.

    But I'm sure that if I'd ever used a macro I would certainly have not wanted it to be spell-checked!

    (Yes, 90% of people only use 10% of the power of Word...)
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    Re: Do not spell-check this part (Any)

    One benefit to Phil's suggestion is that this setting easily can "infect" other parts of the document. For example, if someone presses enter and continues typing from the end of that paragraph, or copies text from it to elsewhere (even other documents). Scary, but hey, you never know where a document has been. <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15>

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