Check spelling using Russian strict spelling rules

You can now check the spelling of Russian using strict spelling rules. To do this, you must first be using a version of Microsoft Office or an Office Language Pack that includes Russian-language proofing tools, and then configure your Office programs to use one of the following settings:

  • Strict ë    Words which should be spelled with the ë will be flagged if the diacritic is omitted, and only the variant forms with ë will be suggested.
  • Allow e for ë    Words which require ë will not be flagged if the diacritic is omitted, and both variants are accepted; both variants will be suggested. This is the default setting.
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Before you begin

To check the spelling of Russian text you must be using a version of Microsoft Office or an Office Language Pack that includes Russian-language proofing tools and configure your Office programs to use the Russian language. See Buy, install, configure, or uninstall a Microsoft Office language pack for more information about language packs.

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Step 1: Configure Office programs to use the Russian language

This procedure assumes that you have already installed the appropriate language pack.

  1. Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Microsoft Office, point to Microsoft Office Tools, and then click Microsoft Office Language Preferences.
  2. Under Choose Editing languages, click the Add additional Editing Languages arrow, select Russian, and then click Add.


 Notes 

  • If your computer is not properly configured for the editing language that you have added, Not enabled or Not installed may appear in the Keyboard Layout or Proofing columns. To learn more about these alerts, see What does Not enabled or Not installed mean?
  • After you change the default language, you need to close all Office programs, and then open them again for the change to take effect.

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Step 2: Use Russian strict spelling rules

The Russian strict spelling option is only available if you are using version of Office that includes Russian proofing tools, or after you have installed and configured the language pack.

  1. Click the File tab.
  2. Click Options, and then click Proofing.
  3. To change the Russian spelling settings, select or clear the Russian: Enforce strict ë check box, and then click OK.

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Applies to:
Access 2013, Excel 2013, InfoPath 2013, OneNote 2013, Outlook 2013, PowerPoint 2013, Project Professional 2013, Project Standard 2013, Publisher 2013, Visio 2013, Visio Professional 2013, Word 2013, Access 2010, Excel 2010, InfoPath 2010, OneNote 2010, Outlook 2010, PowerPoint 2010, Project 2010, Publisher 2010, Visio 2010, Word 2010