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Note Use [Control]+[F] to Find/Search on this page

Note: the most used items are to the center left; items to the right are useful, but not used as often.                    to Spell Check Grammar Check

Back to the Word Table of Contents                          This tab is typically used for collaboration, or more advanced activities

Word Review tab
Proofing Comment Tracking/Changes Compare Protect/Ink*

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Proofing

 

Proofing
Spelling & Grammar (May also use the [F7] key) gives you more control than the on the fly spelling and grammar check visible in the document.
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Research opens a task pane on the side to search through build in reference material... dictionaries, encyclopedias, and translation services.

Thesaurus suggests others words with a similar meaning to the word you have selected. (May also use the [Shift]+[F7] keys)

Translate the selected text into a different language

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Comment

 

Comments. For collaboration, an advanced activity

These tools allow you to add, remove, or scan through comments.
Comments are added to a side bar, not the document.

See Also Word Tips

Tracking/Changes

 

Tracking/Changes For collaboration, an advanced activity

Compare

 

Compare For collaboration, an advanced activity

 

 

Protect/Ink*

Protect/Ink* For collaboration, an advanced activity

Restricts how other people can access the document.
Inking may not be available on your machine

Spell check=F7

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To begin with, you do not need to select the Review Tab for spelling or grammars checks. The spelling and grammar check feature may be invoked at any time, by pressing the [F7] key.

But more importantly, as you create and edit your document, word indicates spelling and grammar errors as you go.
 
Hitsory is fun. Hitsory is underlined in red, as Hitsory is not in the Word dictionary.
red underline-spelling error
   
Right click spelling options

 

If you right click the word Hitsory,

  • you can select a word the program thinks you may have meant,
  • you can Ignore the spelling, as in the case of an unusual name or uncommon technical word,
  • you can Ignore All words that are spelled this way, as in the case of an unusual name or uncommon technical word that you use frequently,
  • or you can Add to Dictionary this word, so this computer will accept it as a correctly spelled word.
  • Finally, you could choose AutoCorrect so words you often mistype automatically change.
    Try typing a lower case i by itself and hit the space bar, I bet it automatically changes to an upper case I... that is AutoCorrect in action. More on AutoCorrect.

Through a ball in the air. Through is underlined in blue, as Word thinks you meant to use Throw, a homonym that sounds like it.
Blue spell check underline

If you right click the word Through, you can
select a word the program thinks you may have meant, or Ignore.
 
Me and you are friends. Me is underlined in green, as the computer thinks there is a grammar error.
Green grammar error underline

If you right click the word Me, you can
select a word the program thinks you may have meant, or Ignore Once.
You can also click the Grammar... menu item or
you can click the About this Sentence menu item, or
You can Look Up... the word.

Spell check=F7 If you pay no attention to the errors as you type, when you finish typing you could click the Spelling & Grammar icon or the F7 icon, and move from error to error, in sequence.

Word Spelling & Grammar dialog box