Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Excel versions: 2007, 2010, and 2013. If you are using an earlier version (Excel 2003 or earlier), this tip may not work for you. For a version of this tip written specifically for earlier versions of Excel, click here: Adjusting Spell Check for Internet Addresses.

Adjusting Spell Check for Internet Addresses

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated May 30, 2018)

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If you use the spelling checker to examine the text in a worksheet, you might want it to ignore Internet-related data, such as URLs and e-mail addresses. You can instruct the spelling checker to ignore anything that looks like an Internet address by following these steps:

  1. Display the Excel Options dialog box. (In Excel 2007 click the Office button and then click Excel Options. In Excel 2010 and Excel 2013 display the File tab of the ribbon and then click Options.)
  2. At the left side of the dialog box click Proofing. (See Figure 1.)
  3. Figure 1. The Proofing options of the Excel Options dialog box.

  4. Make sure the Ignore Internet and File Addresses check box is selected.
  5. Click on OK.

ExcelTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Excel training. This tip (6212) applies to Microsoft Excel 2007, 2010, and 2013. You can find a version of this tip for the older menu interface of Excel here: Adjusting Spell Check for Internet Addresses.

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Allen Wyatt

With more than 50 non-fiction books and numerous magazine articles to his credit, Allen Wyatt is an internationally recognized author. He  is president of Sharon Parq Associates, a computer and publishing services company. ...

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What is six more than 7?

2018-05-31 07:29:38

Willy Vanhaelen

@JMJ
I don't agree. In French it is usual to NOT accent uppercase letters and this has nothing to do with down of computers. It's just the custom.

As for the spelling, let the user choose what he likes. Do not impose your preference.


2018-05-30 12:11:21

JMJ

And while you're on this page, please DO check the box "Enforce accented uppercase in French", because that's THE way they must be. If you happen to see unaccented uppercase letters in French text, it's just because at the dawn of computers, they were unable to do that...
And likewise, choose to stick to French "traditional spelling" rather than new: hardly anyone uses it, except for the true illiterates!


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