troubleshooting Question

Spell check not working in Word

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Spell check is not working in Word 2016.

All the proofing options look correct in backstage view, and I have done a quick repair of office, but I can type gobbledegook and Word doesn't bat an eyelid, nothing is underlined in red.

However, strangely, on older documents, when I open them, it underlines in red some words.

But if I open up a brand new document and start typing rubbish, it allows anything to be typed.

I then select the text of the document and go to Review > Language > Set proofing language and see that "Do not check spelling or grammer" is ticked. When I untick it, the problems with spellings are highlighted in red, and it will also spell check from then on in real time as I type.

ANy suggestions on why the correct settings are not working as expected, only on new documents?

The backstage settings look the same for both new and old documents.

Thanks in advance
Kathy Jacobs
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