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How to get automatic spell check in Excel

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I am running MS Office 2013 on my Windows 7 computer.  I can't find where to set the automatic spell check options for Excel (all of my other Office programs work fine).  Excel automatically capitalizes the first word in a sentence and some other autocorrect features, but does nothing with misspellings.  Please help.

Thanks,

Phil
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by:Wilder1626
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Hi

you need to go in File, Options and Proofing

spell check
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by:philsimmons
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That shows the auto-correct for a number of common errors, but isn't there a spell check (like in Word, Outlook, or even Internet Explorer) that checks spelling against a dictionary?

Thanks,

Phil
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by:Wilder1626
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From what i know, this is the only auto correct that Excel as.

But work and Outlook as a dictionary spelling that Excel don't have.
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I've requested that this question be closed as follows:

Accepted answer: 0 points for philsimmons's comment #a40519904

for the following reason:

What a shame.  Seems like it would be easy for Microsoft to incorporate across the Office platform.  Thanks.
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But they are some 3rd party software that can be added to Excel for the spelling check if needed

Example:
Like: http://www.spellcheckanywhere.com/
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I'm sorry, I meant to give the points to Wilder1626.  His solution wasn't what I wanted to hear, but it was accurate, timely, and complete.
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Thank you.
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I'm glad i was able to help.

Thanks for the points. :)
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P.S.  I bought the spellcheckanywhere software, and it's great!
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That is good news!!!!! :)
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