Word 2010 will not auto spell

I have a few documents that simply will not auto spell.

If I open a new document auto spell works

For some reason it will not work on existing documents.

I have done a complete re-install and still same thing????

I have even copied whole or part of document and put into new document

and it will not autospell.......wierd????

What do you think?

Joseph SalazarVice President - Senior IT ConsultantAsked:
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Check out the link below for the solution:
Here is some more information on Spell Check and Grammar.  

I hope this is helpful.
Select the document (Ctrl+A). Open the  Language dialogue on with the Set Language button on the Review tab and make sure that the 'Do not check spelling or grammar' check box isn't ticked.
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Joseph SalazarVice President - Senior IT ConsultantAuthor Commented:
I have tried all of these and it did not work.

I have removed all tools and shared --> rebooted -->reinstalled tools and shared

same problem?

Are you sure it is turned on? Just in case let me put in the instructions about turning the spell check on or off:
Click the File tab, and then click Options.
If you are using Outlook, click Mail and then click Spelling and Autocorrect. All other programs continue to step 3.
Click Proofing.
Select or clear the Check spelling as you type check box.
If you are using Word, you can turn on or off automatic spelling checking for all documents that you create from now on by doing the following:

Follow steps 1 through 4, above.
Under Exceptions for, click All New Documents.
Select or clear the Hide spelling errors in this document only check box.
(this is from: http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/word-help/choose-how-spell-check-and-grammar-check-work-HP010354280.aspx#_Toc260387884)

Joseph SalazarVice President - Senior IT ConsultantAuthor Commented:
Thanks DeeDee, I tried that too???

Still Same issue....

Auto Spell works on new documents. but not old ones.

I copy data from an old document and put into a new one...No autospell

Ok,  So I copied only 3 words and 1 was mis spelled.  did not work.

I opened a new document typed the same exact words with the mis spell

and it auto corrects.

It still sounds as if some or all of the document has been set up with 'Do not check spelling' set. See my comment above: http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/Office_Productivity/Office_Suites/MS_Office/Word/Q_27671871.html#a37836228

If you are sure that that doesn't work, could you post  a non-confidential example of an old document here, please?
Joseph SalazarVice President - Senior IT ConsultantAuthor Commented:
No Way.... I just went to client and Uninstalled the Office, Rebooted and reinstalled the office.  I Still cannot get Auto Spell in those documents....


I read in a different thread right now that someone had to copy the entire document into wordpad and then create a new document and paste it into the new document.

I will try that and give you an update.

It could be that a style was set to not check spelling - if we could see the document we could help more

If the problem is only with new documents, you could create one without confidential information and post it.

However, it could be from the Normal template, so a quick test would be to create a new profile and see if new documents created there still have the problem.
There is also the "Delete all copies of normal.dot" as a solution.  If you do a search for normal.dot, then delete any of them it will reset the normal template.  Deleting them will not be a problem because they are recreated when you open Word.


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Joseph SalazarVice President - Senior IT ConsultantAuthor Commented:
Deleted Normal.dot and problem was resolved.

This sure was a wierd one.

Great! Glad that worked.
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