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CNET Membership newsletter June 4, 2004 


The 5 that matter

Dear CNET members:
About 95 percent of you who submitted an answer to last week's question in one shape or another gave the correct answer for Ken. However, I was able to select only one winner, so up front and center, this week's winner is Rick S. of Cooper City, Florida. Remember, we present a new question each week, so keep on sending in your submissions, and you'll have a chance to be in the spotlight in the future. Thank you for your participation! Now on to this week's answer.

1When I use Microsoft Word (XP), the program constantly underlines my sentences to alert me to possible bad grammar or other errors. While working on drafts, it's annoying; how do I stop the nagging?

--Submitted by: Ken F. of Los Angeles, California. USA

In Microsoft Word, go to the menu bar, select Tools > Options. The resulting Options window allows you to tailor pretty much every part of Word's performance. Under the Spelling & Grammar tab are two control areas, one for spelling and the other for grammar. The first check box in each area is "Check spelling as you type" or "Check grammar as you type." Remove both of their check marks, and you'll get no more ongoing distractions while typing a document.

When you are ready to check spelling and grammar in a document, just go back to the menu bar, select Tools, and click Spelling And Grammar. A shortcut key for it is F7. Hope this helps.

--Submitted by: Rick S. of Cooper City, Florida. USA

Click here for Rick's complete answer. And don't forget the honorable mentions!

For his efforts, we’re sending Chuck his choice of any Help.com Learning CD.

Check out next week's question:

I use Windows XP, and I'd like to use a few of my digital pictures for the screensaver--is there an easy way to do this?

--Submitted by: Nancy S. of Santa Fe, New Mexico. USA


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