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OpenOffice Writer User Guide
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Choose spelling options

To choose the options for checking spelling:

  1. In the Options dialog box, click Language Settings > Writing Aids.

  2. In the Options section of the Language Settings – Writing Aids page (Figure 44), choose the settings that are useful for you. Some considerations:

  • If you don’t want spelling checked while you type, deselect Check spelling as you type and select Do not mark errors. (To find the second item, scroll down in the Options list.)

  • If you use a custom dictionary that includes words in all uppercase and words with numbers (for example, AS/400), select Check uppercase words and Check words with numbers.

  • Check special regions includes headers, footers, frames, and tables when checking spelling.

  • Here, you can also check which of the user-defined (custom) dictionaries are active, or you can add or remove dictionaries by clicking the New or Delete buttons.


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