As you proof your proposal or dissertation, right click on each Word red underline for your references, then select “Ignore All.” If you still have names in your reference list with Word red underlines, either you misspelled the name in one of the places, or you do not have that reference mentioned in your text.
If you go through and use “Ignore All” in your references list, you will be able to spot the reverse when you read your text.
(Please know, this method is just a time saver. It will not do a complete job of cross checking your references. See older blog post on hints for cross checking references.)
One final thought, add authors’ names and the terms you repeatedly use to your Word dictionary. This will save you time. For example, I added Moustakas, Huessrlian, and phenomenological to my Word dictionary.
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