Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Spell Checking After-the-Fact
Figure 4-2: The PowerPoint spell checker points out a boo-boo.
If you like the way that you spelled the word in the first place (maybe
it’s an unusual word that isn’t in the PowerPoint spelling dictionary, or
maybe you like to spell the way Chaucer did), click the Ignore button.
Watch as PowerPoint turns red in the face.
If you want PowerPoint to ignore all occurrences of a particular
misspelling within the current presentation, click the Ignore All button. Likewise,
if you want PowerPoint to correct all occurrences of a particular
misspelling, click the Change All button.
6. Repeat Steps 4 and 5 until PowerPoint gives up.
When you see the following message, you’re finished:
Spell check complete. You’re good to go!
PowerPoint always checks spelling in the entire presentation, beginning with
the first slide — unless you specify a single word or group of words by
highlighting them first. PowerPoint checks the spelling of titles, body text, notes,
and text objects added to slides. It doesn’t check the spelling in embedded
objects, however, such as charts or graphs.
If you get tired of PowerPoint always complaining about a word that’s not in
its standard dictionary, click Add to add the word to the custom dictionary.
If you can’t sleep at night until you know more about the custom dictionary,
read the following sidebar titled “Don’t make me tell you about the custom
dictionary.”
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