Range.GetSpellingSuggestions Method (Word)

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Returns a SpellingSuggestions collection that represents the words suggested as spelling replacements for the first word in the specified range.

expression .GetSpellingSuggestions(CustomDictionary, IgnoreUppercase, MainDictionary, SuggestionMode, CustomDictionary2, CustomDictionary3, CustomDictionary4, CustomDictionary5, CustomDictionary6, CustomDictionary7, CustomDictionary8, CustomDictionary9, CustomDictionary10)

expression Required. A variable that represents a Range object.

Parameters

Name

Required/Optional

Data Type

Description

CustomDictionary

Optional

Variant

Either an expression that returns a Dictionary object or the file name of the custom dictionary.

IgnoreUppercase

Optional

Variant

True to ignore words in all uppercase letters. If this argument is omitted, the current value of the IgnoreUppercase property is used.

MainDictionary

Optional

Variant

Either an expression that returns a Dictionary object or the file name of the main dictionary. If you don't specify a main dictionary, Microsoft Word uses the main dictionary that corresponds to the language formatting of the first word in the range.

SuggestionMode

Optional

Variant

Specifies the way Word makes spelling suggestions. Can be one of the following WdSpellingWordType constants. The default value is wdSpellword.

CustomDictionary2 ? CustomDictionary10

Optional

Variant

Either an expression that returns a Dictionary object or the file name of an additional custom dictionary. You can specify as many as nine additional dictionaries.

Return Value

SpellingSuggestions

If the word is spelled correctly, the Count property of the SpellingSuggestions object returns 0 (zero).

This example looks for the alternate spelling suggestions for the first word in the selected range. If there are suggestions, the example runs a spelling check on the selection.

If Selection.Range.GetSpellingSuggestions.Count = 0 Then 
 Msgbox "No suggestions." 
Else 
 Selection.Range.CheckSpelling 
End If

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