Sunday, April 12, 2015

Spell Check Gone Crazy?

Ever find yourself editing a document in Google Docs and spell check goes a little crazy?  All the sudden nearly every word is underlined in red - words you know are correct!  I encountered this the other day on a file that was shared with me.  I'm one of those people that can't handle having the red underline, especially if I know it shouldn't be there.

If you see something like this, you should double check the language that is selected for your file.  That is the language the spell check is going to use to check your document.  You can check this by clicking on the "File" menu across the top of your screen, and then clicking on "Language" about halfway down the list.

Make sure that "English (United States)" is selected.  Once you do that, chances are all the little red underlines will clear and peace will be restored.  

Ahhh.  That's better, right?  I have no idea how Afrikaans got selected on my colleague's document, but I'm glad that choosing the correct language fixed the problem.  You might not run into this issue, but I bet your students might at some point.  It is easy to accidentally click on something with those little fingers on the track pad.  

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you! This is so helpful! I thought I was going insane trying to figure out why this was happening! Thank you for your helpful tips!


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