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Microsoft Office spell check dialog shortcut keys Apps
I like to use keyboard shortcut as much as possible to save my carpal-tunnelled mousing hand some work, so I was very frustrated not to be able to find the shortcut keys for the Microsoft Office 2004 spell check dialog anywhere in Word Help or on the net.

I had a hunch that the Microsoft programmers would take the easy way out, and have them be the same as on the Windows version. So I searched for an image of the Windows spell check dialog with the shortcut keys underlined. This image showed me the following shortcuts:
  • Ignore is Command-I or Return
  • Ignore All is Command-G
  • Add is Command-A
  • Change All is Command-L
  • Auto Correct is Command-R
  • Options... is Command-O
  • Undo is Command-U
  • Check Grammar (check box toggle) is Command-K
The only one that doesn't match the Windows version is the simple Change button, which requires a Command-E to move the focus to the list of suggested changes, then a press of the arrow keys to select the appropriate suggested change (right arrow works for staying on the first choice), and then the default button will have changed from Ignore to Change -- so a simple Return will make the change.

I tried every alphabetical character for a one-key (or two if you count the Command) shortcut for Change, but couldn't find one. If someone figures that out, please post in the comments! I haven't tested this in Office 2008, but assume it is similar.

[robg adds: These seem to work fine in Excel as well. I did a quick test with Word and Excel 2008, and they also work there.]
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Microsoft Office spell check dialog shortcut keys
Authored by: surrealx on Feb 15, '08 08:48:12AM

Did not work for me in Entourage 2008, auto spell check on send.

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Mac OS X spell check dialog shortcut keys
Authored by: jochen Küpper on Feb 15, '08 01:53:56PM

Actually, I don't care much about Word, but here it seems to do better than OS X itself -- or m I simply overlooking the shortcut keys one could use to handle the OS X spell checker (i.e. in Mail or just typing here in Safari)?
I always seem to need the mouse, which is horrible!

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Microsoft Office spell check dialog shortcut keys
Authored by: asmeurer on Feb 15, '08 10:46:48PM

Undo is Command-U? What about the standard Command-Z? Stupid Microsoft…

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