Microsoft Office 365: How To Disable Spell Check


Spell check is a feature in Microsoft Office 365 that can help you avoid making mistakes while writing. However, sometimes you might want to disable spell check so that you can focus on the content of your document. In this article, we’ll show you how to disable spell check in Microsoft Office 365.

How To Disable it in Microsoft Office 365

To disable spell check in Microsoft Office 365, follow these steps:

  • In the Office 365 ribbon, click the File tab.
  • Click Options.
  • In the Options dialog box, under Spellchecker, click the Enable spell check checkbox.
  • Click OK.

How To Disable Spell Check In Microsoft Office 365

If you are using Microsoft Office 365, you may have noticed that the spell check feature has been turned off by default. This is because spell check can slow down your computer and cause errors.

To disable it in Microsoft Office, follow these steps:

  • Open Microsoft Office or any other document that you want to spell check.
  • On the toolbar, click the Office Word icon (or press Ctrl+W).
  • In the Spell Check pane, click the Disable button.

Now you will no longer get suggestions for corrections while you are typing.

If you need to enable spell check again, just repeat these steps.

If you are using a version of Microsoft Office older than 2016, you will not have a Spell Check pane and will need to use the Spell Check command on the toolbar.


Spell check is a feature that comes baked into most word processing applications, and for good reason. It allows you to catch mistakes before they hit your document and make your writing look sloppy. However, for some people, spell check can be a bit of an annoyance. If you’re one of those people, there are a few ways to disable spell check on Microsoft Office 365. Check out the article below to find out how.

If you use Microsoft Office 365 and find that spell check is slowing down your computer or causing errors, you can disable it by following these steps.

If you need to enable spell check again, just repeat these steps.

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