How to have MS Word ignore all text in comments when spellchecking?
Thread poster: Michael Beijer

Michael Beijer  Identity Verified
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Jul 31, 2013

Is there any way to have MS Word ignore all the text in my comments when spellchecking?

Michael


 

Tony M  Identity Verified
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'comments' style Jul 31, 2013

Yes, Michael, you need to lcoate the style used for 'comments' (I believe it is just called 'comments' in EN, though I have the FR version of Word; you can then modify that style by changing the language settings to include 'do not check spelling or grammar' — just as you would do for any other text style.

I usually also change the language, as customers often send me documents in FR with the 'comments' style in DE, NL, or goodness knows what! So I have to set it to either FR or EN, depending on who is going to be reading the comments (PM or end customer).


 

Michael Beijer  Identity Verified
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Thanks Tony! Jul 31, 2013

I'll have to try that out!

Hans Lenting also gave me the following macro to try:

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Sub ExcludeCommentsFromSpellChecking()
Dim commentaar As Comment

For Each commentaar In ActiveDocument.Comments

commentaar.Range.Select
Selection.LanguageID = wdNoProofing
Next commentaar
End Sub

you'll have to close the comments pane after running the macro

tested on word:mac 2011
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Michael


 


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