Hi All, I would very much appreciate your knowledgeable mac help! So im writing my dissertation in MS word on my mac. Im spell checking, its coming up underlined in red when its wrong and everything is hunkey dorey. its even doing it now as i type in this box. So i leave my work for a few days, my cat walks over the keyboard a few times, and now my spell checking doenst work! I've gone into preference in word, and checked everything is fine (which it was) and when i run spell check, it says its finished- as in there are no errors. BUT, there are. i put them in on purpose and it doesn't recognize them. I tried opening a new doc and spell checking, it still doesn't recognize the errors. I tried shutting down and it still doesn't work. unfortunately that is the limit of my computer/mac knowledge of fixing things, which is why i bow at your feet for help! Is there a solution and do i need to punish my cat?