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Spell check and Highlight Misspellings Using Macros In Excel

Excel has spell checking functionality, and we can take this to the next level by using Excel... read more

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Excel has spell checking functionality, and we can take this to the next level by using Excel Macros to spell check then highlight misspellings for you!

Make sure your Excel has the Developer Tab enabled following this tutorial.

I explain how you can do this below step by step!

What does it do?

Highlights the cells with incorrect spelling

Copy Source Code:


Sub HighlightMisspellings()

Dim cell As range
For Each cell In ActiveSheet.UsedRange

'Check the spelling and if it's wrong, then change the style to be Bad
If Not Application.CheckSpelling(word:=cell.Text) Then
cell.Style = "Bad"
End If

Next cell

End Sub

Final Result: 

Spell check and Highlight Misspellings Using Macros In Excel

Exercise Workbook:

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Download excel workbookSpell-check-and-Highlight-Misspellings.xlsm


STEP 1: Go to Developer > Code > Visual Basic

Spell check and Highlight Misspellings Using Macros In Excel | MyExcelOnline

 

STEP 2: Paste in your code and Select Save. Close the window afterwards.

Spell check and Highlight Misspellings Using Macros In Excel

 

STEP 3: Let us test it out!

Open the sheet containing the data. Go to Developer > Code > Macros

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Make sure your macro is selected. Click Run.

Spell check and Highlight Misspellings Using Macros In Excel

 

With just one click, all of the cells with incorrect spellings are now highlighted!

 Spell check and Highlight Misspellings Using Macros In Excel

 

How to Spell check and Highlight Misspellings Using Macros In Excel

 

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Bryan

Bryan Hong is an IT Software Developer for more than 10 years and has the following certifications: Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD): Web Developer, Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS): Windows Applications, Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) and Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA).

He is also an Amazon #1 bestselling author of 4 Microsoft Excel books and a teacher of Microsoft Excel & Office at the MyExecelOnline Academy Online Course.

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