Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
‘Add to Dictionary’
Figure 2 – 58
1. Press F7
Additional Spell Checker Considerations
Consider these additional guidelines when using the spell checker:
• To check the spelling of the text in a single cell, double-tap or double-click the
cell to make the formula bar active and then tap or click the Spelling button
(REVIEW tab | Proong group).
• If you select a single cell so that the formula bar is not active and then start the
spell checker, Excel checks the remainder of the worksheet, including notes and
• If you select a cell other than cell A1 before you start the spell checker, Excel will
display a dialog box when the spell checker reaches the end of the worksheet,
asking if you want to continue checking at the beginning.
• If you select a range of cells before starting the spell checker, Excel checks the
spelling of the words only in the selected range.
• To check the spelling of all the sheets in a workbook, press and hold or right-click
any sheet tab, tap or click ‘Select All Sheets’ on the sheet tab shortcut menu, and
then start the spell checker.
• To add words to the dictionary, such as your last name, tap or click the ‘Add to
Dictionary’ button in the Spelling dialog box (shown in Figure 2 – 58) when Excel
ags the word as not being in the dictionary.
• Tap or click the AutoCorrect button (shown in Figure 2 – 58) to add the
misspelled word and the correct version of the word to the AutoCorrect list. For
example, suppose that you misspell the word, do, as the word, dox. When the
spell checker displays the Spelling dialog box with the correct word, do, in the
Suggestions list, tap or click the AutoCorrect button. Then, anytime in the future
that you type the word, dox, Excel automatically will change it to the word, do.