How to run spell check in Microsoft Word

Spell checking has long been a lifesaver in document editors and Microsoft Word has some of the best language support when it comes to spell checking. The feature has been part of Microsoft Word for years and has evolved. Microsoft Word Spellchecking is now referred to as Editor.

spell check in Microsoft Word

Spell check in Microsoft Word

Microsoft Word, the latest version of the app, is now called Spellchecking and does more than spell checking. It can rate a document for clarity and readability, among other things.

Use Spellcheck in Microsoft Word

Spelling Checker and Editor can be accessed more or less in the same way. The label on the button depends on the version of Microsoft Word you have.

  1. Open the Microsoft Word document that you want to run spellchecking on.
  2. Go to the Review tab.
  3. At the left end of the ribbon, look for a button called Spell Check or Editor and click on it.

  1. A panel will open on the right. Wait for him to read the document and submit issues.
  2. Click on a spelling panel.
  3. Accept or ignore the suggested correction.
  4. The next error will appear with the same options.
  5. Repeat until the spelling errors are gone.
  6. You can follow the same process for the other enhancements eg Clarity, Conciseness etc.

Editor in Microsoft Word

Editor is a collection of various tools that have been part of Microsoft Word for years. For example, it can be accessed from the character counter and the read rate tool. If you are using Microsoft Word with a Microsoft 365 account, the Editor tool allows you to scan a document for plagiarism. The Probability section examines the content of the document by comparing it online however, it is not clear how it finds similar objects, what engines it uses, and where he studies.


Spellchecking in Microsoft Word still happens automatically ie, as you type, Word checks and clarifies spelling errors. The Editor tool allows you to delete the document at any time. You may have missed missing a few errors as you worked so the tool is a great way to correct anything that has been missed. It can be run at any time and every time it revises the document. On that note, it is always helpful to give a final view of a document with the Editor tool as some words tend to escape the tool while a document is still being written.

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