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Wednesday, February 9th, 2011 by | Filed Under: OpenOffice

While many people I work with like the “red squiggly lines” underneath misspelled words, I also know quite a few who hate them.

I like them because I just fix my mistakes as I go, whenever possible, however I’ve watched many people totally ignore them and run the Spelling and Grammar check at intervals throughout the writing process.

For them, the red squiggles are nothing more than a nuisance.

If you fall in the latter category, maybe you’d prefer to not see them at all?

Well good news! We can do that with a single click.

On the Standard toolbar you’ll find to the right of the Print Preview button, one that actually has the red squiggly line on it.

Click it.

It’s a toggle button that will turn the red squiggly feature off, or back on, for that particular program, as well as for the rest of the programs.

Yep that’s right – the one little button, in just one of the programs, will take care of your squiggle problems for them all!

~ April


One Response to “ Turning off the Automatic Spellcheck”

  1. Carol Merideth says:

    Thanks for the tip, but what I really want to say is….I have had 3 really bad viruses, and they all came from Open Office. In all 3 cases, there was a tiny little lime green thing(about the size of a pea), at the top right corner that said, “updates are available”. Not realizing it the first two time, I clicked it. A Java popped up for a split second, and that was it. The third time, I did a full scan and sure enough that was what Malware caught. The very same little green thing. My fair warning.

    You guys are great. Thanks,


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