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In an attempt to clean up the right-click menu in Word 2013 and WordMail for Outlook 2013, Microsoft removed the AutoCorrect submenu and other options. You can add spell-check to the Quick Access toolbar, but it's faster simply to press F7.
When composing documents in various applications, there are a few built-in correction and substitution functions in OS X that are useful, including spelling as you type, character substitution, and word suggestion options.
The system-wide spell check in OS X has been a welcome addition to the Mac platform, and many developers have implemented it in their programs. However, in some instances this feature may suddenly stop working.
Because of dictionary entries stemming from Google's translation work, the latest version of Chrome no longer thinks "antivirus" or "screensaver" is a misspelled word.
Get more out of the spell-checker built into Firefox and add spell-checking to Internet Explorer via the free IE7Pro add-on.
Mac OS X 10.4.1: Live spell-checking problem, solution
Office 2004 (#11): Positive reports; Word Find and spell-check issues; Entourage images and certificates; more
Utilities Updates: Camino 0.8.2; Konfabulator 1.8.2; WinSwitch 3.0b; dotMac Menu 2.0; more