How to check spelling in Excel

Standard Microsoft Office spelling check is possible in Excel.

Unfortunately, it is impossible to check spelling in Excel like we do this in Word, with underlining the misspelled words with red (if you know the way, please inform us!). Excel was designed mostly for numbers initially, and hence, spelling is not its strong point.

Nevertheless, spelling check is possible, of course, but with a help of Spelling dialog box. It is the standard way in all Microsoft Office programs.

To run the spelling check in Excel, click Review tab > Spelling, or just press F7. The ordinary Spelling dialog box opens, with standard options: Skip, Skip All, Add to DictionaryChangeChange All, Cancel.

  • If you want to check the content of a particular cell, select the cell and put the text cursor inside it by double clicking it, then run the spelling check.
  • If you want to check the content of several cells, select them with SHIFT key, then run the spelling check.
  • If you want to check the content of the entire spreadsheet, select a cell on it WITHOUT double clicking it and putting the text cursor inside, then run the spelling check. Please note that all comments, page headers, footers and graphics is checked as well.

Note: Excel doesn’t check spelling in cells that contain formulas.


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