The option to check spelling and grammar works only before merging the document. If you have already merged letters, try one of the following options to run spell check:

  1. Click Send to Word Merge wizard from within The Raiser's Edge.
  2. Create or modify your merge document as desired.
  3. Run spell check before clicking the option to save and return to The Raiser's Edge 7.
  4. Perform the merge.
This option checks the merge document itself. During the merge process, only data from The Raiser's Edge 7 comes over (i.e., names and addresses).

  1. In the Microsoft Word document, click Save.
  2. Highlight the text to be spell checked (or use CTRL-A to highlight the entire document).
  3. Select Tools, Language, Set Language...  
  4. In the Language screen, select English (U.S.) in the top frame and unmark the Do not check spelling or grammar checkbox.  
  5. Mark the checkbox and then unmark it again.
  6. Click OK.


  1. Copy the merged document and paste it into a plain text editor, such as Notepad.  
  2. Copy the text from the text editor.  
  3. Paste the plain text into a new Word document and then check spelling and grammar.  
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