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Choose the text to spell check & proof in Word 365 Editor

The new spelling, grammar and other suggestion Editor can now be used with selected text, not just the whole Word 365 document.

It’s a little change but an important and useful one.  Select a block of text, right-click and choose ‘Review selection in Editor’.

Selecting text for the Editor is available in the Insiders Word 365 for Windows,  v2105 build 14002.20000, 9 April 2021.

The Editor pane opens with its suggestions.

You can already get suggestions and corrections for the entire document from the Editor button on the Home tab.  This is already available in public Word for Windows.

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