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Looking at Error Notifications
industry area. In addition to setting your spelling options and exceptions, you can also have
Word evaluate the use of your words in context, which is a big plus when you need to make
sure you have the right word in the right spot.
Looking at Error Notifications
Word automatically checks for proofing errors whenever you open a document or type
content in your document. By default, Word lags the errors it finds using the following
system:
Spelling errors are underlined with red
Grammar errors are underlined with green
Contextual spelling errors are underlined with blue
Note
A blue wavy line is also used for the Mark Formatting Inconsistencies option, which
is found in the Advanced section of Word Options and turned off by default. If both
options are enabled, a quick way to way to distinguish which type of error is being
identified is to right-click the word, or words, and note the offered suggestion.
Suggestions for contextual spelling errors will be alternate word choices; suggestions
for formatting inconsistencies will offer to replace the direct formatting with a defined
style.
Word also displays Proofing Status in the status bar (see Figure 10-1). The icon indicates
whether your document contains any potential errors. If errors are detected, the icon
contains an X mark; if no errors are found, the icon contains a check mark. When you hover
over the icon with your cursor, the ScreenTip will tell you whether you have errors to
correct. Click the Message box to display a list of potential suggestions for the error found.
Figure 10-1 Word lets you know about any errors by showing a notification icon in the
status bar.
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