Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Dictionary command. Presto — the word Pilchuck is added to Word’s custom dictionary. I’ll never have to
spell-check that word again.
If the word looks correct but is red-wiggly-underlined anyway, it could be a repeated
word. They’re flagged as misspelled by Word, so you can choose to either delete the repeated
word or just ignore it.
Word doesn’t spell-check certain types of words — for example, words with numbers in them
or words written in all capitals, which are usually abbreviations. For example, Pic6 is ignored
because it has a 6 in it. The word NYEP is ignored because it’s in all caps.
You can adjust how spell-checking works, especially if you feel that it’s being too
picky. See the section “Control Word’s Proofing Options,” later in this chapter.
Undoing the Ignore All command
Choosing the Ignore All command means that all instances of a given misspelled word or typo are
considered correctly spelled in your document. This statement holds true even when you save that
document and open it again later. So, if you make a mistake and would rather have the ignored word
regarded once more, do this:
1. Choose the Options command from the File tab’s menu.
The Word Options window appears.
2. Choose Proofing on the left side of the window.
3. Click the Recheck Document button.
A warning dialog box appears, reminding you of what you’re about to do.
4. Click the Yes button.
Everything you’ve told Word to ignore while proofing your document is now ignored. It’s the
ignore-ignore command!
5. Click the OK button to return to your document.
By following these steps, you direct Word to un-ignore not only all previously ignored words but
also any grammatical errors you’ve chosen to ignore. You have no way to undo this command.
The steps for undoing the Ignore All command affect only the current document. The
Ignore All command affects only the current document.
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