Jul 23 2021 02:02 PM - edited Jul 23 2021 02:03 PM
Jul 23 2021 02:02 PM - edited Jul 23 2021 02:03 PM
I've noticed a new red highlight (not the red squiggly underline) connected to spell check in Word. It only appears when you mouse over a word that has been flagged by spell check. When you click on it, you get a pop up of suggested "did you mean?" words. Screenshot below.
I would like to turn this red highlight off WITHOUT turning off spell check, the red squiggly underline, or the ability to right click and get a list of spelling suggestions. The highlight is incredibly annoying and gets in the way of other functionality (like clicking though a hyperlink).
I found one post about this on another forum (here: https://apple.stackexchange.com/questions/419624/how-to-turn-off-new-popup-for-spell-checking-in-wor...), which suggested un-checking "Automatically use suggestions from the spell checker." I have un-checked this and restarted Word, but it makes no difference.
What can I do to get rid of this thing?
In case it is relevant I am using Word 16:50 on Mac OS Catalina 10:15:7.
Nov 11 2021 03:59 PM
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Nov 18 2021 12:14 AM
@Obnoctocon thank you for the suggestion. My Macbook is, however, the old stock-standard 2014 Macbook Pro A1502, so no touch bar in sight. I'll root around in the settings but I remember distinctly that this feature showed up after a Word update, so I doubt changing OS settings will have much effect.
Dec 01 2021 07:23 PM
@NikolinoDE Dude please be quiet.
You are clearly not reading the posts here, and keep offering the same painfully irrelevant information about...how spell check works?
"When you create a document in Word, Word compares all the words with the dictionaries stored in Word as you write. If you use a word that is not entered there, it will be underlined as an error with a red wavy line."
Dec 02 2021 03:33 AM
Should one answer such comments? ..NO
Should such anonymous comments be given any value? ...NO
Nevertheless, I would like to try to answer you.
I can well imagine when a user has a problem that it can be very annoying, especially when it becomes a time problem in his project.
I really don't understand where your condescending communication is coming from.
My last comment on this matter was 09-20 and you send your comment on 12-1,
almost 3 months later ... are you sure ??
However, this does not give anyone the right to bully people who want to help.
Probably it has not occurred to you that one could write in this forum like for example "This suggested solution did not help me".
It may not even occur to you that in some languages some translators use a translator to support us and sometimes grammatical errors can occur.
These points are not an excuse on my part, are more intended to remove some blinkers.
A lot of people look around and above themselves without looking inside themselves beforehand.
Nevertheless I would like to apologize if I accidentally insulted you in any way (which is not my intention what and is). I like to take constructive criticism that can make me a better person…and I mean constructive criticism.
In the end I would like to invite you to ask further questions here in the forum, I will try not to react to them so as not to disturb you :).
As long as we are connected by humanity and MS Office :), it doesn't matter what separates us.
You are always welcome.
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Mar 20 2022 03:48 AM
You can post feedback for Microsoft and let them know that you want a change. See https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/how-do-i-give-feedback-on-microsoft-office-2b102d44-b43f-....
Aug 16 2022 10:51 PM
I don't answer anonymous comments...don't even know what you mean.
Anyhow, thanks for your comments.
If you have problems with my comments, please contact the forum administrator.
If it is a digital topic/comment he will surely help you.
If there is another issue, I strongly recommend that you seek professional help in your area.
If you do something good, it always helps you.
Mar 01 2023 05:05 PM
@anoneditor I see I'm replying to an 18 month old post, but we only just got Office 365 at work (a jump from Word 2013!) and this red highlight issue is driving me nuts. I'm googled out about this issue. Did you find out anything? Thanks in advance.
Mar 01 2023 08:09 PM
Note, this is not the place to get any changes made in Word nor the attention of developers at Microsoft. This is an independent user-to-user support forum. MS does not see anything you post here. The way to get their attention is through the feedback mechanisms.
My personal preference is to use the Word Feedback Portal. If you do, please get a share link and post it here so that others seeing this thread can go there and vote and comment.
Mar 01 2023 08:39 PM
@ShazLea No new developments here either. Welcome to the thread! That highlighting is still super-frustrating but I just had to learn to deal with it. It does still really slow down my writing though. If I'm working on something very complex with lots of new words, I just have to turn off the spellcheck until I'm at a draft check stage.
And yes, I reported the problem to Microsoft through proper channels back when this thread was first active. I'm sure they don't read those comments either anyway.
Mar 01 2023 10:32 PM