Text marked with "Do not check spelling and grammar" was skipped

Posted on 2005-04-27
Last Modified: 2009-08-26
After running the spell checker (Windows 2002) on a file I received from someone else, the following warning was issued:

Text marked with "Do not check spelling and grammar" was skipped

How do I identify the text that is skipped and how do I make it so that the text is checked.
Question by:rfr1tz
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    Expert Comment

    You don't.  I've run into this very recently and the only way I knew how to get rid of it is to clean up the document.  Resetting the spell checker does not work.  It was something they pasted into the document that created that.  

    The fix (I know of) for now:

    Copy the text except the last paragraph mark > go to a blank document > special paste > unformatted text > reformate the document.

    This will clean up any corruptions that may be in the document including the cause for the spell check skip.  
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    Expert Comment

    There may be good reason why some text is set this way but if not, use Find and Replace.

    Ctrl+h for Replace Dialog
    If More button is visible, click on it

    select Find What textbox.
    Erase contents
    If No Formatting button is not greyed out, click on it
    Click on Format, select Language
    Check "Do not check spelling or grammar" checkbox
    Click OK

    select Replace With textbox.
    Erase contents
    If No Formatting button is not greyed out, click on it
    Click on Format, select Language
    UNCheck "Do not check spelling or grammar" checkbox (this is a triple-state checkbox so make sure it is properly unchecked)
    Click OK

    Click on Replace All

    Your text should now all be checked but you will have to force a recheck if you've already been through the document (Tools > Options > Spelling and Grammar > Recheck Document) and will have to (re)check whatever you've checked before (unless you've corrected it)

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    Expert Comment


    It's not corruption! It's a style setting.

    By copying as unformatted text you are removing the style and hence the setting.
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    Author Comment


    I've got Office 2002. Tony's instructions may have been for another version. But his hint helped me find out the answer.

    First, go to tools->options->spelling and grammar, hit recheck document. This insures everything is rechecked.

    Here's the trick! tools->language->set language. See that "do not check spelling or grammar" box? It's aiming at whatever is highlighted. So you can select some text not to be checked.

    I've included text for checking, then excluded it. Everything worked -FOR THE STUFF I CHANGED! But even if I do "select all" and then set language->check spelling and grammer, my original problem remains. I think there is a problem with Word.
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    Accepted Solution

    You seem almost sorted but to clarify -

    Tools > Options > Spelling and Grammar > Recheck Document
    Select All
    Tools > Language > Set Language
    Uncheck "Do not check Spelling and Grammar"
    F7 (or equivalent) and process the errors
    You still get the warning.

    I can't duplicate this (2003) but there are far too many permutations for me test everything.

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