How do I disable the spell checker in MS Word 2010 for just a single paragraph?

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Is it possible to disable the automatic spell checker in MS Word 2010 for a single paragraph of a document or just for some parts of the document? I'd like to get rid of the squiggly lines in some parts of a document (e.g. containing extracts of an XML document), because they make reading the document hard.

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Note: Turn off spelling checking and automatic grammar checking option is applicable for the whole document. It is not possible to apply this setting on a single paragraph, as this option is not available.

To turn off automatic spelling checking and automatic grammar checking, follow the given steps, as appropriate for your situation:

1. Click the File tab, and then click Options.
2. Click Proofing.
3. Click to clear the Check spelling as you type check box.
4. Click to clear the Mark grammar as you type check box.


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  • Subhendu Sen
    Earlier ver like word 2002/ 2003 there is a way to do this like.... select the paragraph (which u want to disable for spell checking) then from Tools menu > click language and set the language (generally English-U.S.). Now un select/ de select the check box "Do not check spelling or grammar" and click OK. Though I don't use 2010 right now, but hopefully and probably the procedure is almost same. On and from 2007 MS introduced ribbon concept.
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  • AndreaF
    You can allow Word to do it's spell check while you create the document - then turn it off when you are content with the rest of the document. this should remove the red, squiggly lines from the final document.
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  • AndreaF
    Sorry - you turn that off by going to File --> Options --> Proofing, and uncheck the "Check spelling as you type" box in the "When correcting spelling and grammar in Word" section. Save the setting - and don't forget to go back in and change the setting back when you are done.
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