How to disable Spell Check in Office 365 can help users with their grammar. This feature is available in Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. If your writing is not superior, this feature can help. The spelling dialog box or pane in Office 365 consists of options to change, ignore, and add words to the Office dictionary. Sometimes users may not want to see the redlines all the time. This can happen if they have an add-in grammar checker, such as Grammarly, and they don’t want to see the Spell Checker’s red line along with the Grammarly Correctness checker. In this case, they may want to disable the Spell Checker.
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How to disable Spell Check in Office 365 apps
Disable spell check in Word and PowerPoint
The Word and PowerPoint spell check settings are the same. To disable the spell check in Word or PowerPoint, follow the steps below.
Click the File tab. Click Options in the Backstage view. In the Options dialog box, click Proofing in the left pane. Under AutoCorrect Options, click the AutoCorrect Options button.
A dialog box labeled “Word Options” will open. On the left side of the dialog box, under the “Proofing” heading, there will be a number of options to choose from.
To the right, under the “When correcting spelling in Word” heading, uncheck the “Check spelling as you type” and “Mark grammar errors as you type” checkboxes.
In Microsoft Excel, you will see limited settings there in the same place.
Disable spell check in Outlook
Click File. Click Options on the backstage view.
On the left pane, click Mail. Under the Compose messages section, click the Spelling and Autocorrect button.
Make sure to check the “Check spelling as you type” and “Mark grammar errors as you type” checkboxes on the Editor Options interface under the “When correcting spelling in Outlook” section.
We hope this tutorial helps you understand how to disable Spell Check in Office 365. If you have questions about the tutorial, let us know in the comments.
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