Here's our Microsoft Office Tip for.. July 22, 2002
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Using Wildcards to Check Misspelled Words
Ever almost know how to spell a word but can't quite do it? For example, you might know how a word begins but you can't remember the last three or four letters. Word 2000 contains a little feature that can help. You can ask the spell-checker to look for words by using what are called wildcard characters to represent the letter or letters you don't know.
Word 2000 recognizes a question mark as a wildcard. For example, if you can't remember what the fourth letter in Albuquerque is, type
and run the spell-checker on it. Word 2000 offers Albuquerque as a possibility, and you can select it and move on.