Microsoft Word’s spelling and grammar check option is really helpful, but only if the language is set to the correct option. How to set the language in Microsoft Word?
If you have got a new PC with a fresh Windows install that needs applications to actually do stuff like word processing, checking mails, browsing the Internet and watching movies, why not go the open source way and install free applications? Many of the best-in-category applications are open source and available for free.
If you constantly share documents with friends and colleagues, and you have an older version of Office, you might have faced trouble not being able to open Office 2007 and later files with docx, xlsx and pptx extensions. Use Gmaill or OpenOffice.org to open them.
Not all Windows applications have built-in spell checking feature. If you want to add spell checking to those applications, tinySpell is there for help.