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Office 365 (Apple Mail) - Check Spelling and/or Grammar

Best Effort Support Only

This document contains instructions on using a non-Microsoft email client, such as Apple Mail or Thunderbird. Microsoft does not recommend these clients for use with Office 365, and there are often significant limitations in client functionality as a result.

Because of this, the DoIT Help Desk is only able to offer best effort support for these clients, and certain issues may require the use of a Microsoft client in order to be resolved. For more information on Office 365 client support, please see: Office 365 - Which clients/protocols will be supported?.

This document explains how to check spelling and/or grammar using Apple Mail. These instructions are for Mac OS 10.9, but are likely to be similar for Mac OS 10.5-8.

To check spelling and/or grammar:

  1. Right-click anywhere on the message.
  2. In the menu, highlight Spelling and Grammar.


    • Show Spelling and Grammar: Checks the spelling and grammar of a selection.
    • Check Document Now: Highlights the first error in your document. Press Command-Semicolon (;) to hop to the next error.
    • Check Spelling: Highlights spelling errors in red. You can set it to check for spelling errors as you type or before you send the message.
    • Check Grammar with Spelling: Highlights spelling errors in red, and grammatical errors in green.
    • Correct Spelling Automatically: Corrects spelling automatically.

Keywords:office365 o365 apple spellcheck mail grammar   Doc ID:42903
Owner:Help Desk KB Team .Group:DoIT Help Desk
Created:2014-08-14 13:50 CDTUpdated:2017-11-30 11:41 CDT
Sites:DoIT Help Desk, DoIT Tech Store, Office 365
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