Spell check preference is enabled by default
You edit documents using Lotus Notes®, Lotus Documents®, Lotus Spreadsheets®, or Lotus Presentations®, and notice that a red squiggly line appears beneath misspelled words.
This issue was reported to Quality Engineering as SPR# JRED6W9MHL. This is the default spell check behavior of the Lotus Productivity Editors that are delivered with the Notes 8 client (standard configuration).
To disable automatic spell check:
1. From the File menu, choose Preferences --> Spell Check.
2. Disable the checkbox next to "Enable Instant Spell checking."