There's nothing worse than a spelling mistake in your presentation that distracts your audience. In this video, I'll teach you how to avoid this easy-to-fix issue by using spell-check in PowerPoint—in just 60 seconds.
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How to Spell-Check in PowerPoint (Quickly)
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1. Open PowerPoint Spelling to Start Spell-Check
First up, let's find the Review button on the PowerPoint ribbon and click on it. To start the spell-check process, we'll click on Spelling here on the far left side.
2. When to Ignore All in PowerPoint Spellcheck
On the right side, we've got a slick panel to review any possible mistakes in the presentation. If you've ever used spellcheck in Microsoft Word, this'll be very familiar.
The first thing it's flagged is an incorrect use of the word "powerpoint," which should be capitalized as "PowerPoint." However, this was intentional and stylistic, so I'll go ahead and press Ignore All to skip over each use of this in my template.
3. When to Apply Change or Change All to Spelling
Now PowerPoint has found a legitimate spelling mistake. So I'll go ahead and press Change. If I might have made this same mistake somewhere else, I'll go ahead and press Change All just to be safe.
4. How to Add Terms to PowerPoint's Dictionary
Last up, we can add something to our dictionary by pressing Add to add items like proper nouns to the PowerPoint spell-check dictionary.
The Spelling feature is great because you can perform these reviews right inside of PowerPoint quickly.
More Helpful PowerPoint Tutorials
Here are more beginner PowerPoint tutorials on Envato Tuts+ to help take your presentation knowledge a step further:
- Microsoft PowerPointPowerPoint 101: Everything You Need to Make a Basic PresentationBob Flisser
- Microsoft PowerPointHow to Make & Give Great PowerPoint Presentations (In 5 Simple Steps)Andrew Childress
Or, jump into more quick PowerPoint in 60 seconds video tutorials:
- Microsoft PowerPointHow to Copy and Paste Slides into PowerPoint in 60 SecondsAndrew Childress
- Microsoft PowerPointHow to Add Comments to a PowerPoint Presentation in 60 SecondsAndrew Childress
It can take some time to master PowerPoint's deep tool set. Watch a few videos and set aside some time to study these tutorials, and your presentation skills will start to stack up.
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