WD97: Error Msg: Text Formatted with No Proofing Was Skipped

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In Microsoft Word, if part or all of your document is formatted with no language reference, when you run either the spelling checker or the grammar checker, you receive either of the following messages.
The spelling and grammar check is complete. Text set to (no proofing) was skipped. To find (no proofing) text, click Edit/Replace, click More, click Format, click Language, and select (no proofing).
Note that the document will not be hyphenated automatically if text is formatted with (no proofing).


To use the spelling checker, you must specify a language. Word uses the default language unless you specifically format part or all of your document with no proofing. Word skips any text formatted in this way, because it does not have a language to check against.


To resolve this problem, follow these steps:

  1. Select any paragraphs in your documents formatted as [no proofing], or click Select All on the Edit menu to select your entire document.
  2. Point to Language on the Tools menu, and click Set Language. Select English (United States).
  3. Run the spelling checker again.
The misspelled words will be correctly flagged.


Article ID: 89646 - Last Review: October 14, 2013 - Revision: 1.1
  • Microsoft Word 97 Standard Edition
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