Configure Spelling And Grammar Settings In Word 2007

Word does a wonderful job of checking the spelling and grammar in documents. This helps to ensure that the documents we create in Word have as few spelling and grammatical errors as possible. You can focus on content and not worry so much about proofing.

You can customize the grammar and spelling rules that you want Word to enforce. For example, you can configure Word to monitor your documents for things such as wordiness and sentence length. By default, Word is configured to enforce certain grammar rules. You can enable additional or disable some of the defaults using the steps described below.

  1. Within Word, click the Microsoft Office Button and the click Word Options.
  2. Click Proofing from the Word Options dialog box.
  3. Choose the spelling and grammar rules that you want Word to enforce.

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  • Brian Humbrecht

    Diana, have you had any ‘luck’ getting the private dictionary in Word to work? I have used Office 98 thru Office XP [2002] & never gotten the private dictionary to work consistently [e.g. half the time it word spell check tells me that I have misspelled by last name of intials; even though, they are loaded in the Dictionary, or before I retired, I was in a Buisness that used a ‘lot’ of abrev. & acronyms, we used to invent new ones all the time! But although I loaded the abrev. & acronyms that I most commonly used, spell check would randomely tell me that they where misspelled, etc.] Thanks, BWH


    Thank you so much for this!! I was looking all over for the options button!!!!