How to Disable OneNote Spell Check

How to Disable OneNote Spell Check

OneNote is fantastic at taking notes quickly, moving them around, and categorizing items across multiple notebooks. However, if you are a grammar nazi, making typos while taking notes is inevitable. OneNote will promptly point out your errors.

How to Disable OneNote Spell Check

Those red squiggly lines can be annoying when you want to concentrate on note-taking. Consider disabling the spell check feature or using a OneNote 2016 add-in to disable spell check from specific portions of text.

Disabling Spell Check

Turning off spell checking in OneNote is simple but requires different procedures for OneNote 2016 and the OneNote Windows Store app. After following the steps for your version, red squiggles will no longer appear on existing or new notes.

OneNote 2016

Launch OneNote 2016 and click the File tab.

How to Disable OneNote Spell Check

Step 2: On the menu, click Options.

How to Disable OneNote Spell Check

Step 3: Click the Proofing side-tab.

How to Disable OneNote Spell Check

Step 4: In the When Correcting Spelling in OneNote section, uncheck the box next to Check Spelling As You Type.

How to Disable OneNote Spell Check

Click OK to save your changes.

Step 1: Click the Ellipsis icon on the top-right corner of the OneNote window and select Settings.

How to Disable OneNote Spell Check

Step 2: On the Settings menu, click Options.

How to Disable OneNote Spell Check

Step 3: Scroll down to Options and turn on the switch for Hide Spelling Errors under Proofing.

How to Disable OneNote Spell Check

Click anywhere outside the Options pane to save your changes. Note.

Disable Spell Check Selectively

If you use OneNote 2016, you can disable spell checking on specific portions of text using the Onetastic add-in and the No Spell Check macro. This allows you to keep OneNote 2016’s spell check functionality while preventing it from interrupting your concentration during rapid note-taking. Unfortunately, macros cannot be used on the OneNote Windows Store app. Follow these steps to download and install the Onetastic add-in, making sure to choose the version that matches your OneNote 2016.

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Step 2: Download the executable file and follow the onscreen instructions to install the add-in.

How to Disable OneNote Spell Check

Step 3: Click Start OneNote when prompted.

How to Disable OneNote Spell Check

Step 3: Download No Spell Check macro.

Step 4: Run the executable file after downloading.

How to Disable OneNote Spell Check

To enhance readability and clarity, some redundant words and phrases in the provided text can be eliminated. Here’s the revised version:

“Step 4: The No Spell Check macro opens in the Download Macros window. Click Install.”

In this revised version, the repetitive phrases “should” and “macro should” have been removed, as they are unnecessary. Additionally, the phrase “No Spell Check” has been moved closer to the action it refers to. These changes streamline the text and make it more concise without altering the original meaning.

How to Disable OneNote Spell Check

Step 5: Once you see the Installed No Spell Check notification, exit the Download Macros window.

How to Disable OneNote Spell Check

Step 6: Remove spell check from text by highlighting it and clicking the Home tab.

How to Disable OneNote Spell Check

Alternatively, to disable Spell Check while composing a note, position your cursor and open the Home tab.

Step 7: Click Spell Check in the Macros group, and select No Spell Check.

How to Disable OneNote Spell Check

You should see all red squiggles removed immediately. Or, if you switched the macro on before taking a new note, you won’t find any typos flagged as you type.

How to Disable OneNote Spell Check

Tip:

No More Distractions

Note-taking involves putting thoughts into words as fast as possible, and that second spent on correcting a word can disrupt your train of thought. Disabling spell check should help you immensely.

Also, use the Onetastic add-in for instances where you don’t want to disable spell checking completely.

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