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How to Get Rid of the Blue Squiggly Underlines in Word 2013 all in one go

Posted on 2016-08-20
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All the solutions I've read  seem to point to making the squiggly lines disappear. You can either 'ignore' their existence, or case by case deal with each line (frequently the problem is an extra space. Delete the space and the squiggly line will disappear).

I was wondering, however as   the appearance of squiggly lines  has to do with formatting, is there any way I can reformat the whole document preventing the problem from happening in the first place.
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Question by:Michael Murphy
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John Hurst earned 250 total points
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I know very precisely what you see. Go to Word Options and review the settings under Editing Options, Try turning off Smart Paragraph and Smart Cursoring .

Under Proofing, uncheck Mark Grammar as you type.

I use the feature you describe and correct my document as the results are better that way.
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just use spell check and not grammar check. Blue Squiggles are grammar check errors, Red is spell-check
File | Options | Proofing | uncheck Mark Grammar Errors as you type
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by:Michael Murphy
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Thanks John and David. It worked for me.
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You are very welcome and I was happy to help.
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by:Margaret Guest
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thank you!  I followed the instructions for removing in "editing" but it did not work.

Proofing worked...no more bloody blue lines!!

Very grateful for info.
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