Document.ShowSpellingErrors Property (Word)

Office 2013 and later
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True if Microsoft Word underlines spelling errors in the document. Read/write Boolean.

expression .ShowSpellingErrors

expression A variable that represents a Document object.

To view spelling errors in a document, you must set the CheckSpellingAsYouType property to True.

This example sets Word to hide the wavy red line that denotes possible spelling errors in the active document.

ActiveDocument.ShowSpellingErrors = False

This example sets Word to show spelling errors in the active document.

Options.CheckSpellingAsYouType = True 
ActiveDocument.ShowSpellingErrors = True

This example returns the current status of the Hide spelling errors in this document checkbox in the Spelling area on the Spelling & Grammar tab in the Options dialog box.

temp = ActiveDocument.ShowSpellingErrors
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