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!
'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 = ""
'Replace mispelled word with Spellcheck's Suggestion
wd.Text = Newtxt & AddSpace
'Return Settings To Normal
Application.ScreenUpdating = True
How Do I Modify This To Fit My Specific Needs?
Chances are this post did not give you the exact answer you were looking for. We all have different situations and it's impossible to account for every particular need one might have. That's why I want to share with you: My Guide to Getting the Solution to your Problems FAST! In this article, I explain the best strategies I have come up with over the years to getting quick answers to complex problems in Excel, PowerPoint, VBA, you name it!
I highly recommend that you check this guide out before asking me or anyone else in the comments section to solve your specific problem. I can guarantee 9 times out of 10, one of my strategies will get you the answer(s) you are needing faster than it will take me to get back to you with a possible solution. I try my best to help everyone out, but sometimes I don't have time to fit everyone's questions in (there never seem to be quite enough hours in the day!).
I wish you the best of luck and I hope this tutorial gets you heading in the right direction!
Chris "Macro" Newman :)