How To: Disable OneNote Spell Checker

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OneNote is simply fantastic what it offers. The ability to take notes quickly, move them in any order and categorize items on multiple notebooks is really incredible.

However, not so much if you’re a grammatical Nazi. Make a pile of notes quickly, and you will probably make typos along the way. Of course, OneNote does not waste time reporting that you have made a mistake. Disabling the spell checker for OneNote 2016 and the OneNote Windows Store application is quite simple, but requires a slightly different procedure.

How to disable spelling and grammar checking in the OneNote application under Windows 10?

If you are using the Microsoft Store version of OneNote (recommended), you can disable spell checking by following these steps:

  1. Open OneNote.
  2. Click on the Menu button (three points) in the upper right corner.
  3. Click on Settings.
  4. Click on Options.
  5. In the Verification section, select the Hide Spelling Errors option.
  6. Once the steps are completed, OneNote no longer checks the spelling of the content you enter.

For OneNote Classic

To disable spelling and grammar errors, do the following:

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  1. Go to the Revision tab → Language → Language → Language → Language settings in OneNote from the top bar.
  2. The OneNote Options window will appear, go to Verification, the third from the top, you can see the options on the right.
  3. Click Hide Spelling and Grammar Errors.
  4. Restart OneNote.

It will disable all spelling errors.

For OneNote Web Client

There is no way to disable automatic correction in OneNote online. We can only disable spell checking by selecting the Do not check spelling option under Home>Spell>Set Proofing Language.


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