Advanced Grammar And Style Settings in Word 2013

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The Grammar checking and the Style settings that is available in Word 2013 are just the basic. Which means that only the necessary Grammar and Style settings are enabled. If we want to turn on more advanced settings for both Grammar and Style we just follow the steps below and we will have available lots of options to activate or deactivate.

First we must select the File tab in order to move to backstage view, and then from the drop down menu that appears we select the category Options from the left of the menu. Once selected the Word Options dialog box appears as shown in the image below. Then from the Word Options dialog box we select the category Proofing from the left and then we scroll down in the window until we locate the area named When Correcting Spelling And Grammar In Word.

Word Options - Proofing

Under this area, we can activate or deactivate the following options:

  • Check Spelling As You Type
  • Mark Grammar Errors As You Type
  • Frequently Confused Words
  • Check Grammar With Spelling
  • Show Readability Statistics (you can check my previous post describing this feature)

Writing Style

Next to Writing Style we can select either to change the settings for Grammar Only or change the settings for Grammar & Style, by selecting the one from the drop down menu and then by pressing the Settings button.

In the image below, I have selected the Grammar Settings. Here we can adjust all the settings that we want to change. This window is divided in different areas, which are the following:

  • Require (Here we can select the drop down menu at the right of the commands in order to Always require, Never require or Don’t Check as shown in the image below.

Require

  • Grammar (Here we just activate or deactivate the check boxes at the left of the commands)

Grammar Only

Grammar Only

In the image below under Writing Style I have selected to change the Grammar & Style and straight away the dialog box displays the Style area. Here we also activate or deactivate the check boxes at the left of the commands.

Style

Style

Once we have changed whatever we want we just press the OK button and that is it. If we changed our mind about changing the setting for Grammar and Style we can press the Reset All button, which is located at the bottom left corner of the window, and all the changes will be discarded.

Below you can check out the video describing how to change Advanced Grammar And Style Settings in Word 2013.

Advanced Grammar And Style Settings In Word 2013
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