Office 365 2016 MAC - Excel spell check not working and Excel keeps does not always quit

Hi there,

When I click on the Spellcheck option in Excel nothing happens. It works fine in both Word and Powerpoint. This applies to all Excel files not a specific file.

Additionally Excel does not always quit, I have to force quit to close the application most times. 

 

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Last updated November 22, 2019 Views 19,698 Applies to:
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The problem is the Custom Dictionary is empty.

The solution in Word, not in Excel.

Open a word document. Click on Word>Preferences
Under the Authoring & Proofing Tools, select Spelling and Grammar
Click on the Dictionaries button next to the Custom Dictionary drop down.
Select a language (US English or any other language you want to use)
Click on OK. Exit word.
Restart Excel (in case it is open)  
Try the spell check.

Worked for me.

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Found this on another string and it worked for me.

-Drag all microsoft 2016 apps from the application folder to the trash and empty.

-Library/Application Support Deleted Microsoft Folder.

-Library/Group Containers Deleted .office file, deleted .ms file and deleted .officeosfwebhost file

-Emptied the trash

-Re-Installed Office 2016 

Victor

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