How to Auto Check Spelling and Grammar before Sending an Outlook Email

Generally, spell check will auto run as you type. It’ll only show errors in underline of different colors. This post will teach you to let Outlook ask you if to check spelling & grammar before sending an email and auto run spell check after you confirm it.

To manually check spelling and grammar when editing an email, you can switch to “Review” tab and click on the “Spelling & Grammar” button, which will display a dialog box that will list out the errors and suggestions. If you wish that Outlook can ask you if to run spell check before an email is sent out, you can use the way introduced in the followings.

Auto Check Spelling and Grammar before Sending an Outlook Email

Auto Check Spelling and Grammar before Sending an Email

  1. At the very outset, launch your Outlook application.
  2. Then, press “Alt + F11” key buttons in the main Outlook window.
  3. Next, the “Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications” window will display.
  4. In this window, you ought to find the “ThisOutlookSession” project on the left side and open it.
  5. Subsequently, copy the following VBA code into this project window.
'Occurs before sending email
Private Sub Application_ItemSend(ByVal Item As Object, Cancel As Boolean)
    Dim objMail As Outlook.MailItem
    Dim objMailDocument As Word.Document
    Dim objWordApp As Word.Application
    Dim strMsg As String
    Dim nAnswer As Integer
    If TypeOf Item Is MailItem Then
       Set objMail = Item
       Set objMailDocument = objMail.GetInspector.WordEditor
       Set objWordApp = objMailDocument.Application
       'Ask you if to spell check
       strMsg = "Do you want to spell check the email right now?"
       nAnswer = MsgBox(strMsg, vbQuestion + vbYesNo, "Spell Check")
       If nAnswer = vbYes Then
          'Start spell check
          If objWordApp.Options.CheckGrammarWithSpelling = True Then
          End If
       End If
    End If
End Sub

VBA Code - Auto Check Spelling and Grammar before Sending an Email

  1. After that, you have to sign this macro for security.
  2. Later, close the current window.
  3. Next, head to “File” > “Options” > “Trust Center” > “Trust Center Settings” > “Macro Settings”. In the new screen, enable digitally signed macros.
  4. Eventually, restart your Outlook to activate the new VBA project.
  5. From now on, every time when you send an email, you will receive a message, asking if to run spell check, like the following screenshot:Get a Confirmation
  6. If there are any errors in this email, a “Spelling and Grammar” dialog box will display, which will list out the errors and suggestions for revision.Check Spelling and Grammar

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