I’m still not convinced that the Office tool ribbon does anything for me that the previous toolbars and menus failed to do. Here’s my latest example.
I was editing a document and received the message,
Text marked with "do not check spelling or grammar" was skipped.
I don’t remember marking anything with "do not check spelling or grammar." So now I went on a quest to figure out where this magic setting was hidden. Since it said "spelling and grammar" I thought I’d look here.
But no such luck. How about Proofing in Word Options?
Nope! What are you, CRAZY? Finally I found this post about Word 2003 that led me to looking at some of the mystery meat tool ribbon navigation. Since we don’t have a Tools menu, I hovered my mouse around until I found the language options. That’s convenient…no text, just an easily interpreted icon. A white thing with a red check mark with a green globe thing in the background. How could I have missed that? That says "language options" to me! Talk to me!
There’s that danged setting! You have to play with it a little to make sure it doesn’t keep coming back. I’d suggest using a 16 oz. ball-peen hammer.