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How to turn on/off Check Spelling in Outlook?

Author: Kelly Last Modified: 2024-07-24

Outlook typically checks spellings automatically as you type within your email messages. However, it may incorrectly flag special names or terms, such as your organization's name, as errors. Additionally, running the Check Spelling feature can sometimes slow Outlook’s performance. This guide provides a straightforward tutorial on enabling or disabling the Check Spelling feature in Microsoft Outlook, helping you optimize your email experience.

Turn on / off Check Spelling in Outlook

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The first section is to turn on or off the Check Spelling feature in Microsoft Outlook. You can do it as following:

Step 1: Click the File > Options.

Step 2: In the Outlook Options dialog box, please click the Mail in the left bar.

Step 3: Click the Spelling and Autocorrect button in the Compose messages section.


Step 4: In the Editor Options dialog box,

  1. To turn off the Check Spelling feature, please uncheck the Check spelling as you type option.
  2. To turn on the Check Spelling feature, please check the Check spelling as you type option.


Step 5: Click the OK buttons in both dialog boxes.

From now on it won’t check the words spellings in your email messages any longer.

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have i put my spell check on now
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My options are blank. It doesn't give me a chance to check or uncheck. Please help.
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My options are not available. They're blank, i cant check or uncheck. Please help.
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