Word Spell Check

The new spell checker in Word 365 now takes way too long.  I do transcription.  I get into a zone and just start typing and when I'm done, the transcript could be 50 to 100 pages long. When I start spell checker, the new drop down options to correct the word adds twice as much time as it used to.  Why can't the "change" and "change all" work like it used to?  (See below)  It was so much more user friendly.  I had found a work around (macro) online, but after the latest update, it stopped working.  Does it work the same in Word 2019?


Hi Jules,

It can't because someone at Microsoft decided to mess up something that worked! Yes, it is the same in Word 2019. Please don't shoot the messenger! I am a fellow user trying to help you use the Office that is rather than the one that should be. If you assign a rating to my response, please rate my response, rather than what Microsoft is doing to all of us! The place to give feedback to them is through the feedback mechanism under File or UserVoice.  

The people who can make changes to Word seldom, if ever, read anything that is posted in this help forum.

You can use the Feedback mechanism in Office or post directly to UserVoice to let developers know what you want.
Please comment and vote on my suggestion that they fix this back:

As I noted in a comment to that request, the latest version of word (1901) did not restore the ability of that macro to run.

This forum is a user-to-user support forum. I am a fellow user.

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Last updated January 18, 2020 Views 89 Applies to: