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When you check your Word document for spelling errors, Word may not inform you that text marked as Do not check spelling or grammar was skipped.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.
The Do not check spelling or grammar option formats the selected text so that spelling and grammar errors are ignored within the selection. Spelling and grammar errors continue to be identified in the rest of the document. The Do not check spelling or grammar formatting remains with the selected text until you remove it by highlighting the text and then clearing the Do not check spelling or grammar check box.
To set the Do not check spelling or grammar option in Word, do the following steps:
Select the text or paragraph you do not want Word to check.
On the Tools menu, point to Language and then click Set Language.
In the Language dialog box, click to select the Do not check spelling or grammar check box and then click OK.
When you set the Do not check spelling or grammar option on a selected paragraph, Word may not display the following message after Word completes checking your document for spelling and grammar errors:
The spelling and grammar check is complete. Text marked with "Do not check spelling or grammar" was skipped.