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How to apply spell check in textbox?

We can easily apply the Spelling function to spell check the text string from a cell, but this feature is not applied to the textbox for spelling check. In this article, I will talk about how to apply the spell check in a textbox.

Apply spell check in a textbox with VBA code

arrow blue right bubble Apply spell check in a textbox with VBA code

To spell check the text string in a text box, the below VBA code may do you a favor:

1. First, please insert a textbox by clicking Developer > Insert > Text Box (ActiveX Control), and drag to draw a textbox, see screenshot:

doc textbox spell check 1

2. Then, please exit the Design Mode to enter the text string into the textbox as you need, after typing the text, go on enabling the Design Mode, and right click the textbox to select View Code from the context menu, see screenshot:

doc textbox spell check 2

3. In the opened Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window, please replace the original code with the following VBA code into the Module.

VBA code: Apply spell check in textbox:

Sub SpellChkRvw_Click()
    Dim xObject As Object
    Dim xCell As Range
    On Error Resume Next
    Set xCell = ActiveSheet.Cells(ActiveSheet.Rows.Count, ActiveSheet.Columns.Count)
    If ActiveSheet.OLEObjects.Count > 0 Then
        For Each xObject In ActiveSheet.OLEObjects
            xCell = xObject.Object.Text
            xCell.CheckSpelling , , , 1033
            xObject.Object.Text = xCell
    End If
End Sub

4. And then press F5 key to run this code, the Spelling dialog box is enabled at once, then, you can use the Spelling function to spell check the text into textbox as following screenshot shown:

doc textbox spell check 3

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This works great except it changes the values in my combo boxes automatically.
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This works great except when it finishes, it changes the values in my combo boxes. Not sure why. 
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Hello friend,
Sorry to hear that. But I tried the method in the article and it doesn't change the values in my combo boxes, except the ones that needed to be corrected. As for your problem, we are more than happy to help you. If you don't mind, could you please show me more details about the problem? Looking forward to your reply.
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