The SharePoint 2010 Ribbon has a Spelling button that spell checks the page. We are using CSS to hide the ribbon for certain lists that have custom Edit and Display forms. Is there a JavaScript function for this spell check feature I can just call from a link, so I don't have to display the ribbon?

  • I believe it all originates from sp.ui.spellcheck.js Sep 6, 2016 at 13:19

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I once achieved it this way:

<script language="javascript" type="text/javascript">
     function doSpellCheck() {


<a class="ms-toolbar" href="javascript:doSpellCheck()">Spelling…</a>

Following this article

Hope that helps!

  • Thanks, I found a similar answer on this blog, but I think the answer you found is cleaner. bigscholar.com/2013/01/03/…
    – CigarDoug
    Sep 6, 2016 at 14:21
  • That's basically the same thing :)
    – Gintas K
    Sep 6, 2016 at 14:27
  • Oh, I see, you wrapped SpellCheckEntirePage() in doSpellCheck().
    – CigarDoug
    Sep 6, 2016 at 15:09

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