How to Enable the Google Docs Spell Checker

January 2018

This article explains how to use the spell check feature in Google Docs, the online word processor application integrated into Google Drive. Spell checking is available in different languages and is really easy to use.

Use Google Docs Spell Check Feature

Open the document that you'd like to spell check. Click File > Menu >
Language, and select the language in which the document is drafted from the drop-down list.

Now, go to Tools > Spelling. Google Docs will check for errors and prompt you to make any necessary corrections. Click the Change button to correct a misspelled word and move to the next suggestion:

N.B. The Google Docs spell check is not fail-proof, and sometimes, the proposed corrections won't match the context of the text. In such cases, you can click Ignore to move to the next suggestion. You can also add the word to your dictionary if you intend to use it again in your text.

Click the x button once you are done with your corrections.

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Published by jak58. Latest update on November 26, 2017 at 05:20 PM by owilson.
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