Check spelling

Microsoft PowerPoint doesn't check the spelling in embedded objects (embedded object: Information (object) contained in a source file and inserted into a destination file. Once embedded, the object becomes part of the destination file. Changes you make to the embedded object are reflected in the destination file.) such as charts, in special text effects such as WordArt (WordArt: Text objects you create with ready-made effects to which you can apply additional formatting options.), or in inserted objects such as Microsoft Word documents.

Do one of the following:

ShowCheck spelling in the whole presentation

  1. On the Standard toolbar, click Spelling Button image.
  2. Select the option you want for each word the spelling check stops on — either to change it to the suggested spelling, ignore it, add it to the custom dictionary, or add it to the AutoCorrect list.

 Note   If the insertion point is in the notes pane (notes pane: The pane in normal view in which you type notes that you want to accompany a slide. You print these notes as notes pages or have them display when you save a presentation as a Web page.) or slide pane, the spelling check alternates checking between the two. If the insertion point is on the Outline tab, all the slides are checked first, then all the notes.

ShowCheck spelling as you type

  1. On the Tools menu, click Options, and then click the Spelling and Style tab.
  2. Select the Check spelling as you type check box.
  3. To choose from a list of possible corrections, in your presentation, right-click the word that has the wavy, red line, and then click an option on the shortcut menu.

 Note   In the Options dialog box, use the other check boxes under Spelling to further control the spelling checks.

Applies to:
PowerPoint 2003