"Too many spelling or grammatical errors..." error message in Word 2007

I'm getting the "too many spelling or grammatical errors" message on a document that is primarily tables AND I'm not seeing any wavy underlines telling me where the problems are.  Any suggestions?  This just started today with this document; it has never occurred before.

The reason you're not seeing any wavy underlines is that Word has enabled "Hide spelling errors in this document" and "Hide grammar errors in this document" because you have "too many" of what it considers errors. This can be a problem in any document that contains a lot of text that is not, strictly speaking, English (or whatever your proofing language is). That could include programming code, technical jargon, slang, unusual names, etc., and the amount Word can keep up with is at least partially dependent on your resources: amount of RAM, free space on your HD, etc.

The best workaround for this problem is to put Word out of its misery by telling it not to bother with things that don't need to be spell-checked. You do this by creating a "Do not check spelling or grammar" character style and applying it to text that is always going to be "misspelled." For instructions on doing this, see http://sbarnhill.mvps.org/WordFAQs/MasterSpellCheck.htm#ExemptingText. This will prevent Word from considering the marked text and allow it to do its job on the rest of the text; you should now be able to turn off "Hide spelling/grammar errors"and have Word flag only your actual typos.

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