Spell Checker

Excel has a built-in spell checker that highlights spelling errors as you type them in your worksheet. However, you may want to change what Excel recognizes as an error. Use the following articles to learn how to use the spell checker to conveniently edit your worksheets.

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   Spell-Checking in a Protected Worksheet
When you protect a worksheet, you can't use some tools, including the spell-checker. If you want to use it, you must unprotect the worksheet, run the check, and then protect it again. All of this can be done quite quickly by using the macros discussed in this tip.

   Spell-checking Uppercase Words
Excel's spell-checker normally checks uppercase words for spelling. If your worksheet contains a lot of acronyms, you might not want those uppercase words checked. Here's how to adjust the spell-checker so it ignores uppercase words.

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