Spelling Tab


Applies to: Office 365 for professionals and small businesses, Office 365 for enterprises, Microsoft Exchange, Live@edu

Topic last modified: 2011-11-23

Use the Spelling tab to set the options you want to use to check the spelling of messages you send.

To manage spelling settings, click Options > See All Options > Settings > Spelling.

This information applies to the standard version of Outlook Web App. The feature that's described isn't available in the Outlook Web App Light.
Spelling Options


Setting Description

Ignore words in UPPERCASE

Select this option if you want the spelling checker to ignore words that contain only uppercase letters, such as acronyms.

Ignore words with numbers

Select this option if you want the spelling checker to ignore words that contain numbers.

Always check spelling before sending

Select this option if you want to automatically check the spelling for every message when you click Send send.

Use this dictionary to check spelling:

Use this setting to select the language that the spelling checker uses.

What else do I need to know?

  • You can use the Spelling menu in a new message to select a different language from the one you select in the Spelling Options.

  • The settings on the Spelling tab apply only when you access your mailbox using Outlook Web App and Internet Explorer. In other browsers, Outlook Web App uses the browser's tools to check spelling.

  • Some Web browsers have a built-in spell checker. If you don't see the Spelling tab, use your Web browser's spell checker.

  • You can’t add words to the Outlook Web App spell check dictionary.

  • Spell check doesn’t check the subject of messages.

What if I want to know more?

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