Spell Check Microsoft Word Documents With A Keyboard Shortcut

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Microsoft Word does a fairly decent job fixing common spelling mistakes with AutoCorrect, but sometimes you’ll need to edit another persons document, or write a quick draft and check spelling later. Here’s a quick tip to run a spell check using the only the keyboard. 

Just hit Alt + F7 on your keyboard and it will start with the first misspelled word. If the first highlighted word at the top of the list is correct, just hit Enter. Or you can arrow to the correct one, ignore it, or Add to Dictionary.

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Hit Alt + F7 again and it will go to the next misspelled word. If you like keeping your hands on your keyboard versus switching over to your mouse, this makes correcting spelling mistakes in Word much easier.

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This should work with every version of Word starting with Microsoft Word 2003.


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LAST UPDATED 3/26/2013