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Stupid Usability #114

Outlook and outlook online – where’s spell check?

Written By: High Monkey
Posted: 8/31/2015

From the mind of Brian Haukos, Marketing & Project Support at High Monkey:

It is safe to say that the majority of people today currently use, have used, or at least know what Microsoft outlook is.  In my experience I have been working with some version of outlook since as long as I can remember using email.

When writing an email often times users are in some sort of rush and quickly typing out the text they wish to send. Often times in my case anyways, this leads to spelling and grammatical errors that I wouldn’t know about unless I used the review tab, as shown below and used the spelling and grammar check built in to outlook.

This function works extremely well and after running the spelling and grammar check I am often times more confident in the message I am trying to portray in the email.

The one place this doesn’t work however is when you are using outlook online.
Although most other functionality of outlook is present online the one feature that is missing is the review tab and spell check.

Often times this forces me to have to take an extra step and copy my text into word to make sure everything is good to go!

If you have access to outlook and are not using outlook online this isn’t a problem but for those who maybe don’t have a work account and they are sending emails via a personal outlook account this is something that at least in my opinion a large missing piece.


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Posted: 8/31/2015 12:00:00 AM by Brian Haukos | with 0 comments