Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Hide Spelling & Grammar Errors in MS Word

Turn off Spelling & Grammar Errors in MS Word

When we type something wrong (typo) in MS Word, either in terms of grammar or spelling, the Spelling & Grammar Checker automatically detects the errors. And then we see a red underline for spelling error and blue underline for grammar error. And that's pretty useful and essential for preparing a correct document.

But sometimes, this automatic error detection marks may cause your headache. Maybe you're preparing something which is correct but not supported by traditional spelling and grammar rules. In that time, those error marks (red and blue underlines) look odd. Let's hide them! 

Applies to:
  • Office 2007
  • Office 2010
  • Office 2013
  • Office 2016

Hide Spelling & Grammar Errors . . .
  1. Open up an MS Word document from your PC.
  2. Hit on the   File   button from upper left corner & select Options.
  3. Now choose Proofing option from the left pane.
  4. Scroll down to the bottom and find the Exceptions for section.
  5. If you wanna hide the errors for all new documents in the future then choose, All New documents. Or simply choose Document 1 or your current document.
  6. And finally, select the checkboxes - Hide Spelling Errors & Hide Grammar Errors > OK.

Hide Spelling Errors in MS Word

Note for Word 2007 Users:

File button is only available for the users of Office 2010, 2013 and 2016. Office 2007 users will see a different button instead of File button. It's called Office button as shown below - 

Office Button & Word Option in MS Word 2007

And instead of options, you will see Word Options

Rolling Back this Settings . . .

If you wanna back to the previous settings, I mean, if you wanna see the spelling & grammar errors again, then follow the steps below:

  1. Go to File > Options.
  2. Choose Proofing.
  3. Deselect the checkboxes > Hide Spelling Errors > Hide Grammar Errors.
  4. Exceptions for > Choose All New Documents or current document as applies.
  5. OK

Special Thanks to - Shamsul Arefin 

Who phoned me to know why don't spelling mistakes is underlining in his word document. Actually in his word settings, spelling and grammar error options were turned off. And in this tutorial I just wrote about the opposite settings! :) 

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