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Master Visually®: Excel® 2007 by Elaine Marmel

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Chapter 5. Proofreading a Worksheet

Check Spelling

You can easily find and correct any spelling mistakes in your worksheet. Excel also checks spelling in charts when they appear in a workbook.

Excel starts to check spelling at the selected cell. You can limit the cells that Excel checks for spelling errors if you select those cells before you begin the spell check. You can also select several worksheets to have Excel check all of them at the same time. See Chapter 7 for details on editing several worksheets simultaneously.

Excel and all other Office programs use a dictionary to determine whether a word is misspelled. If a word that you type in your worksheet does not appear in the dictionary, Excel flags the word as misspelled. When Excel flags a ...

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