6 Replies Latest reply: Jan 22, 2010 2:52 PM by babowa
Monya Virgil Level 1 (5 points)
I turned this on thinking I would like it but now it is driving me nuts because I can't turn it off. When I go back into Edit/Spelling & Grammar, all of my options are grayed out. I can see where it auto correction is checked to turn it on but it is grayed out so I can't turn it off.

Does anyone know how to fix this?

3.06 Ghz Intel Core Duo, Mac OS X (10.6.2)
  • babowa Level 7 (29,930 points)
    Which application are you referring to? Mail? If it's Mail, go to Preferences, click on composing, and choose "never" under Check Spelling. If it's a different application, please let us know which one it is; in most cases, you should have options in that app's preferences.
  • Monya Virgil Level 1 (5 points)
    Barbara Daniels1 wrote:
    Which application are you referring to? Mail? If it's Mail, go to Preferences, click on composing, and choose "never" under Check Spelling. If it's a different application, please let us know which one it is; in most cases, you should have options in that app's preferences.


    This is in Apple Mail.

    Actually the command comes under the "Edit/Spelling and Grammar" menu and as I mentioned, all the options, one of which is auto correct, are grayed out and therefore not accessible to me.
  • babowa Level 7 (29,930 points)
    Yes, I know it is under the Edit menu as well; however, for general settings, you should check the settings in Preferences under Composing.
  • Monya Virgil Level 1 (5 points)
    Barbara Daniels1 wrote:
    Yes, I know it is under the Edit menu as well; however, for general settings, you should check the settings in Preferences under Composing.


    Ah, I see what you are talking about now. If I set it to never and then go back to the edit menu I have my options back and can uncheck the auto correct. Then I can tell it to check as I type again.

    Thank you so much.
  • Joseph Kriz Level 5 (5,095 points)
    Actually all you need to do is open up a New Message.

    Then the Spelling and Grammar/Check Spelling section is no longer grayed out.

    You will then have a choice of:
    1. While Typing
    2. Before Sending
    3. Never
  • babowa Level 7 (29,930 points)
    You are welcome.