Spellcheck in Excel

While Excel is primarily for numeric data , it may also contain a fair amount of text, so there will be times that you need to spell check.  First you need to make a choice on what exactly needs checking:

  • If you have the formula bar selected Excel will only check the contents of the formula bar, leaving the rest of the worksheet untouched.
  • If the spell check is started with a range of cells selected, only the cells in the selected range will be checked.
  • To check an entire worksheet, select any cell on the sheet and start the spell check.
  • Finally, to check multiple worksheets, first select the sheet tabs for all of the worksheets. (Use the Shift key or Ctrl key with the mouse to select all the sheets).

Once if you have made that decision, it is basically the same as in Word, you either press the F7 key, click the spellcheck button on the Standard Toolbar in versions of word lower than 2007 or click the Spelling button on the Review tab of 2007.
Happy checking!


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