Skip spelling and grammar check for the selected text

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Sometimes you need to skip parts of the document during a spell check. E.g., memos and letters can have headings and address blocks with names and other text that slow down the spell checker. Blocks of programming code or foreign words should not be checked for spelling too.
Also you may need to quote words and phrases with mistakes.

Word provides a way for you to skip such text while checking your document. To skip selected text during a spell check, follow these steps:

   1.   Select the text you want to skip.

   2.   On the Review tab, in the Language group, select the Language list and then choose Set Proofing Language...:

Set Proofing Language Word 2016

   3.   In the Language dialog box, click the Do Not Check Spelling or Grammar check box:

Language in Word 2016

   4.   Click OK.

Note: more details are available in the Check spelling and grammar section in the Edit the document lesson of the Create basic documents free course.

See also this tip in French: Comment ignorer la vérification d'orthographe et de grammaire pour le texte sélectionné.

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