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How to disable red and green wavy lines for a specific document in Word 2010

By default, Word uses red wavy underlines to indicate spelling errors and green wavy underlines to indicate grammatical errors, as the users types away on his/her document.

This feature is very annoying when we are working with technical documentation.  Though very useful for non-tech documents, we really need to disable it when working with our tech docs.  

We know how to turn it off, but it turn it off for all documentation.  How can we open a documentation and have this feature turn off only for this document?
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Paul SauvéRetiredCommented:
You have to turn this off manually for each document - once it is turned off, it will remain so for this document only.

File tab -> Options -> Proofing -> Exceptions for: doc name (at the very bottom of the pane). Check both boxes Hide spelling errors in this document only and Hide grammar errors in this document only...

If you create a template for tech docs and turn this off, it will remain off for each doc created using this template!
rayluvsAuthor Commented:
Thanx!  Worked like a Charm!!!
Paul SauvéRetiredCommented:
Glad to be of service!
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