Notepad Gets Better With Spellcheck Functionality: Check out who’s eligible

Spellcheck Functionality

Microsoft has started to roll out Spellcheck functionality in Notepad on Windows 11. The new update will be available to Windows Insiders in the Canary and Dev Channels. The introduction of Spellcheck provides an ability for the users to correct their spellings just like Microsoft Word. You will have to manually update Notepad via Microsoft Store because the app is now part of Microsoft’s inbox app.

After the installation of this update, Notepad will now highlight misspelled words and provide suggestions. You will be able to easily identify and correct mistakes. The newly launched autocorrect module automatically fixes common typing mistakes as you type content inside Notepad.

The misspelled words are automatically underlined in Red color. You simply need to click and tap on the misspelled word to view suggested spellings. Alternatively, you can make use of the keyboard shortcut Shift + F10 combination to correct the misspelled word. If you select a suggestion immediately, then the system will update the word instantly.

The Spellcheck module enables users to ignore words either in a single document or add them to the dictionary. Moreover, the SpellCheck in Notepad provides support for multiple languages. This feature is enabled by default for some file types. However, it’s switched off by default in log files and other file types that are associated with coding. Microsoft also refreshed the Notepad Settings page to enable users to easily locate and adjust core Notepad settings.

Microsoft has started to push Spellcheck in Notepad to select Windows Insiders in the Canary and Dev Channels. The intention is to monitor feedback before throwing the feature to global Windows Insiders.

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Anand Narayanaswamy is the editor-in-chief of Netans. He was recognized as a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for 9 years (2002 to 2011) and again as a Microsoft MVP in Surface under Windows and Devices in January 2024. He worked as a Chief Technical Editor with ASPAlliance and was part of ASPInsider program. Anand has published several articles and reviews related to various software and hardware products for various software and technology related websites. He is also active on social media and also participates as an Influencer for various brands. Anand can be reached at

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