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How do I enable the squiggly red underline in Microsoft Access for spell checking?

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I would like to be able to have automatic spell checking in tables and forms. How do I enable this? Thanks!
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That feature doesn't work in the background in Microsoft Access--sorry.  You can still set up autocorrect entries under Options->Proofing to automatically fix common misspellings.
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Jeffrey Coachman earned 500 total points
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You can invoke the spell checker on any field with code like this:

Me.SomeControl.SetFocus
DoCmd.RunCommand acCmdSpelling
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by:OAC Technology
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Where do I put that code in a table?
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by:Jeffrey Coachman
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On the click event of a button on the form
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by:Jeffrey Coachman
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<Where do I put that code in a table?>
No possible, use a form.

you can make a datasheet view form and it will look the same as a table
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