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How to simpfy Word in Office 2013

Posted on 2014-04-30
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Last Modified: 2014-05-01
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I try to simpfy Word in Office 2013, which has so many features, for example, after i type some special words, it can give many red underline etc. I like The Word is as simple as Notepad, but the Notepad has too little features. Thank you
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Steven Harris earned 2000 total points
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Have you looked at the Proofing options?  The red underline is the spell checker.


You can change the settings here for spelling/grammar.  You can begin by unchecking the options to "Check spelling as you type" and "Mark grammar errors as you type" as shown below:

Proofing Options
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by:Paul Sauvé
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Also, if you reuse these special words in multiple documents, right-click the word and you will see an option to Add to dictionary. Once the word is added, it will no longer be red-lined an any documents.
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You could give Wordpad a try. That could be considered intermediate between Notepad and Word (as the name implies). You should find it, like Notepad, under 'Accessories'
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Thank you for your fast reply. i like ThinkSpaceSolutions comment, but that change would change all Word files. Can i change a special Word file, and leave other Word files are original configuration ? also i hope to change background colour White to other colour, the word is white
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For any document (at least in Word 2007), you can select it all (Ctrl+A) and choose 'Set Language' from the Review tab. Tick the 'Do not check spelling or grammar' box. This is a document-wide setting.

Note. Actually it only applies to the Selection, but Ctrl+A ensures that that means the whole document
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by:Steven Harris
Steven Harris earned 2000 total points
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Can i change a special Word file, and leave other Word files are original configuration ?

Same area as before, further down the page:

Set the proofing options for the specific document you want it to apply with -

Proofing Options - Selected Document
also i hope to change background colour White to other colour, the word is white

Design tab > Page Color

Page Color

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