I am using Google Drive to create and edit a new document. How can I hide spelling and grammar errors in that document? I.e make the red lines below my words disappear

  • What is the use case? Are you spelling words incorrectly on purpose? Is it a product name that throws a red line? Oct 27, 2012 at 16:43
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    I am writing the document in another language other than English, so red lines are everywhere
    – Chin
    Oct 27, 2012 at 16:46

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Under "View" menu, un-select "Show spelling suggestions". I believe it's on a per user basis - effective to all documents you own.

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    Or change the language setting. File --> Language.
    – user105973
    Oct 16, 2015 at 5:12
  • @Dave, that's another effective solution. Why don't you add it as an additional answer to the question so it is more visible to users? Comments are for more conversational purposes. Oct 16, 2015 at 15:32
  • This answer is outdated. Nov 10, 2018 at 19:12

Or change the language setting. File -> Language


Updated answer

Tools -> Spelling -> Underline Errors (Click to toggle)

Tools -> Spelling -> Spell Check (Click to toggle)

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