Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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4 Correcting and improving the text
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Correcting and
improving the text
In this section:
Preventing or correcting any spelling and grammar errors is an import-
Correcting a spelling or grammar error
ant factor in effective writing. Microsoft Word 2013 has several tools
to help you review and revise your text, including automatic correction
of common typing mistakes, a spelling dictionary that can even suggest
when you might have used the wrong word, and a grammar checker that
helps you to express your thoughts clearly.
Running a manual spelling check
Marking text to ignore spelling
Adding common misspellings to
AutoCorrect
Using AutoCorrect entries as shortcuts
With Word’s language tools you can translate your documents into many
languages, or translate documents you receive from others so that you can
read them. In Microsoft Office 2013, for the first time, the dictionaries and
other proofing tools for many languages are available from the Microsoft
website as free downloads.
Removing AutoCorrect entries
Setting AutoFormat options
Getting definitions and synonyms
Counting words
Finding a translation
Changing the proofing language
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