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Check spelling in a spreadsheet

You can use the spell check tool in Google Sheets to find misspelled words and see suggested spellings in a spreadsheet.

  1. Open a spreadsheet in Google Sheets.
  2. Click on the cell or range of cells where you want to start checking your spelling.
  3. Click Tools > Spelling.
  4. If a word is incorrect and you want to change it, select a word to replace it, or type in a replacement, and click Change. If a word is correct and you don't want to change it, click Ignore.
  5. Continue checking the spelling in the rest of the cells or click Close Close.
  6. If your spreadsheet has more than one sheet and you've finished checking the first sheet, click Search all sheets to check the spelling of the rest of the sheets.

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