Automatically Apply Spell Checker's Suggestion

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What This VBA Code Does

This is a nifty macro.  It will go through your Microsoft Word document and automatically take any misspelled word and apply the first suggested correction from the spell checker.  Be careful though, because the first suggestion is not always the right one!

Sub Use_Default_Spelling()

'PURPOSE: To apply first suggestion from Spell Checker to all mispelled words in
'document (ignores words with capital letters)

Dim wd As Range
Dim Oldtxt As String
Dim Newtxt As String
Dim Sugg As SpellingSuggestions
Dim AddSpace As String

'Turn off Settings for Optimization
    Application.ScreenUpdating = False
'Loop Through Each Word in Document
    For Each wd In ActiveDocument.Words
        Oldtxt = wd.Text
        'Check spelling of word, Ignores Uppercase words to prevent overriding
        'acronyms or unusual names
            If Not Application.CheckSpelling(Word:=Oldtxt, IgnoreUppercase:=True) Then
                Set Sugg = Application.GetSpellingSuggestions(Oldtxt)
                If Sugg.Count <> 0 Then
                    'Retrieve First suggestion from suggestion list
                        Newtxt = Application.GetSpellingSuggestions(Oldtxt).Item(1)
                    'Keep space inbetween words
                        If Right(Oldtxt, 1) = " " Then
                            AddSpace = " "
                            AddSpace = ""
                        End If

                    'Replace mispelled word with Spellcheck's Suggestion
                        wd.Text = Newtxt & AddSpace
                End If
            End If
    Next wd

'Return Settings To Normal
    Application.ScreenUpdating = True

End Sub

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