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Turn off spell check for part of a document?

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I am writing a MS Word document that contains .NET code in it as text.  Syntax color highlighted and everything.  

Is there a way I can turn off spell checking on the code sections of my document so I don't have to see all the red underlining on words not in the dictionary?
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by:James Elliott
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Tools => Options => Spelling & Gramma TAB

You can either turn off automatic checking, or you can set some other options to restricted when/how the checking performs.

Jell

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I'd like to keep spell checking on for the rest of the document.  My code is case sensitive so the option to not check uppercase words is not helpful.

I have tried to add some of the words to a custom dictionary but that is tedious.
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In that case I'd cut the .NET code and save it in another document. In the original document put a placeholder word that is unique (my.netsavedcodeplaceholder for instance). Only one word to deal with then instead of bunches.

From here you can do one of two things:
1. When totally done with the document, bring the .NET code back in place of the placeholder
2. Do a dynamic link to the .net code that is stored in another file.

To answer the original question: no, spell check cannot be turned of for blobs within the document. All or nothing.
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by:Bruce
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Thanks danich!  That's what I needed to know.
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by:kevincasey
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I know this topic is old and closed, but the accepted answer isn't entirely accurate.  You can control grammar and spell checking on a paragraph-by-paragraph basis by setting the language.

For details on how to do so in Word '97, 2000, 2002 (XP), 2003, and 2007:
http://wordtips.vitalnews.com/Pages/T001763_Turning_Off_Spell_Checking.html

Kevin
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by:Robert Silver
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How unfortunate!How Microsoft! I wonder if Open Office handles it better! All they need do is embed a special enable disable spell checking. At least they could do it within a table. Its just another example of poor design from Microsoft.
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