OT microsoft word

  1. I know this is OT, but it is more UK OT than US OT!

    I am currently (trying) to write my essays, and having a lot of arguments with microsoft word, over the Grammar settings. It is turned on to UK spellings and grammar, not the US, but I am having a lot of trouble with it refusing to accept sentences, saying they are fragments.

    Does anyone else experience this?

    Here is an example of one such 'fragment':

    Point 3.8 of the NMC code of professional conduct states that when treatment is required to save a life it can be done without consent (NMC 2002).

    Is this the computer or me that is the wrong?

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  3. by   RedKat
    Maybe the decimal is messing it up? It might see it as a period.

    Or maybe it thinks there should be a comma in there? I don't believe one is needed, but maybe Word thinks so...?

    Good luck!
  4. by   Whisper
    I tried removing the numbers just to see if it made a difference
    ... it didn't,
    I have now come to the conclusion that word has a conspiracy against me
  5. by   Talino
    In your MS Word document click on Tools, click Options. Click on Spelling & Grammar. In the bottom of the prompt screen -"Writing Style" change "Formal" to "Standard".

    Go back to your document and do the Spelling/Grammar check again.

    If it doesn't work, go back to the prompt screen again and click on Settings. Choose Standard on Writing Style bar, click Reset All, click OK. Now go back to document and recheck G/S again.

  6. by   Whisper
    Thanks but unfortunatly no luck,
    I don't have the options of formal and standard, I have grammar and gramar and style, which I tried changing but to no effect.
    So I tried the settings, but I have no writing style bar.

    I even tried changing my settings to US spellings and grammar, but I don't get the options then either.

    Word is out to get me

    Thanks anyway.
    Last edit by Whisper on Apr 15, '03
  7. by   Talino
    Pardon me Whisper... 'should have ask you first what MS Word version you're using. The fix I suggested was for MS Word 97.

    I'm not on often so I might miss your reply. Anyhow, try this Microsoft support forum if I don't get back to you any quicker...


    Just click on a topic similar to your problem, and click on a plus sign (that means a reply to a topic is present), or you can post your problem. Replies come fairly fast. Happy hunting!
  8. by   Whisper
    I use word through Microsoft office excel, I am now off to try the link.

    Thanks again, whisper
  9. by   trustmee
    More than 50% of the fragmentation notices I get in Word, I disagree with! Trust your own judgement rather than the software programme. I only rely on it for guidance and have found similar problems in all versions when doing grammer checks.
    Good luck with your essays!
  10. by   Whisper
    Hi Trustme, and welcome to the board

    I have a long standing love hate realtionship with Microsoft word, I do try and ignore most of the advice but around essay time (I'm a student nurse) I get paranoid and start thinking that word knows best!!