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Level 1

How do you turn spell check on?

I'd like to have spell check automatically check spelling as I type and autocorrect it or at least underline it to alert me to fix it. Right now under edit, spelling and grammar there is only one option I can select and all the rest are grayed out and I'm unable to click on them. Please help me figure this out. Thanks

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How do you turn spell check on?


Thanks for taking the time to post here in the Community, @electds1


Currently, there isn't an option to turn on the spell check function. 


The other options will be available if you’re typing something in the program, such as creating invoices. If not, the options are grayed out and you’re unable to click on them.


If you want to be more guided with all the processes in QuickBooks for Mac, you can check out this helpful article: User's Guide


You're always welcome to post if you have any other questions, I'll be here to help. Have a good day, @electds1

Level 8

How do you turn spell check on?

Open any window in QB where you can create a document, invoice, estimate etc. Now check your edit options.

Level 2

How do you turn spell check on?

I don't see an option on any page, (not even grayed out). I need spell check for cam members creating invoices. Even while creating an invoice I do not see it in preferences.  I just switched to online Mac from desktop in windows....desktop had spell check, why doesn't online?

QuickBooks Team

How do you turn spell check on?

You can turn on the spell checker from your browser's settings, @airmods1191.


The spell checker is currently unavailable in QuickBooks Online. However, you can go to your browser's settings to turn this on. 


For Chrome:

  1. Go to the Customize and Control Google Chrome () icon in the upper-right corner of your browser.
  2. Click Settings and select Advanced at the bottom.
  3. Under the Languages section, turn on the Spell check option.

For other browsers, this option usually can be seen under Languages.


For more information on how we can help your business, please check our self-help articles here: Help Articles.


Let me know if there's anything that I can help with your account. Have a wonderful day!

Dion R
Level 1

How do you turn spell check on?

I have spell check on my browser. However it does not affect Quick books on line.


How do you turn spell check on?

Good day, @Dion R,


I can help you further on how to get the browser's spell checker work in QuickBooks Online. Normally, the language will be based on the region you signed up for.


If the spell checker doesn't work, try to configure or update the browser settings to refresh it. Here is an example of how you can enable it in Google Chrome:

  1. Go to Settings, then the select Settings menu item.
  2. Click the Advanced drop-down at the bottom of the page.
  3. In the Languages section, click the Spell Check option.


Additionally, you can try opening your account in a private browser. Unexpected issues in the QuickBooks Online mostly are affected by the large data in the cache. Private browsing will not save your browsing history making it a good place to check for cache issues.


Use these keyboard shortcuts to launch a new private window:


  • Google Chrome: press Ctrl Shift N  
  • Mozilla Firefox: press Ctrl Shift P
  • Safari: press Command Shift N

Clearing the cache can also help resolve browser issues in QBO. You will know when the spell checker works when it generates a wavy red line under the incorrectly spelled word. See this:



Let me know how it goes. I want to make sure this is resolved. Have a good one!

Dion R
Level 1

How do you turn spell check on?

Ive cleaned out my cache. I run fire fox and my foreman runs chrome. Neither of us can get this to work. Its been a frustration for over a year now,

QuickBooks Team

How do you turn spell check on?

Hello, Dion R. 


I've checked here on my end and have talked to our engineering team. We haven't received any reports regarding this. Since the basic troubleshooting provided by my colleague didn't work out, I recommend reaching out to our customer support team. This way, we'll be able to pull up your account in a secure session then escalate this underlying issue. Before diving in, I want to ensure you get prioritized on your concern. You can refer to this article. It includes the time when support available: ​​​​​​Support hours and types.  


Here's how to contact our support team:    


  1. Sign in to your QuickBooks Online company. Then click Help (?)
  2. Click Talk to a human. 
  3. Choose Talk to a human. 
  4. Press See examples.  
  5. Enter your concern. 
  6. Tap Contact us
  7. Choose either: 
  • Post a question 
  • Message an agent 
  • Get a callback  

To learn more about how you can manage your account in QuickBooks, you may check out our self-help articles here: Help Articles. 


Let me know how everything turns out by leaving a comment below. I'm always around if you need help.

Dion R
Level 1

How do you turn spell check on?

Thank you!

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