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Proofing and Revising the Research Paper
Note:
In the following steps, the word, theodolite, has been misspelled intentionally as theadalight to illustrate the use
of Word’s check spelling and grammar at once feature. If you are completing this project on a personal computer, your
research paper may contain different misspelled words, depending on the accuracy of your typing.
1
Review tab
CTRL + HOME because you want
the spelling and
grammar check to
begin from the top
of the document.
Press
Spelling &
Grammar button
Spelling and Grammar
dialog box appears when
spelling or grammar
error is detected
misspelled word
Click Review on the Ribbon to
display the Review tab.
Prooi ng group
Click the Spelling & Grammar button
(Review tab | Prooi ng group) to
begin the spelling and grammar
check at the location of the
insertion point, which in this case, is
at the beginning of the document.
list of suggestions
for l agged word
word,
theadalight,
not found
in dictionary
Click the desired spelling in the
Change
button
Suggestions list (theodolite, in this
case) (Figure 2–72).
theodolite
selected
Figure 2– 72
2
With the word, theodolite, selected in
proper noun,
Sarkis, not
found in
dictionary
the Suggestions list, click the Change
button (Spelling and Grammar dialog
box) to change the l agged word
to the selected suggestion and then
continue the spelling and grammar
check until the next error is identii ed
or the end of the document is reached
(Figure 2–73).
Ignore All button
Add to Dictionary
button
3
and Grammar dialog box) to
ignore this and future occurrences
of the l agged proper noun and
then continue the spelling and
grammar check until the next error
is identii ed or the end of the
document is reached.
Click the Ignore All button (Spelling
l agged word is
a proper noun
4
Figure 2– 73
When the spelling and grammar
check is i nished and Word displays
a dialog box, click its OK button.
Can I check spelling of just a section of a document?
Yes, select the text before starting the spelling and grammar
check.
Other Ways
1. Click Spelling and
Grammar Check icon on
status bar, click Spelling
on shortcut menu
2. Right-click l agged word, click
Spelling on shortcut menu
3. Press F7
 
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