Spell Check Outlook Express

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Capricorn, Jun 7, 2004.

  1. Capricorn

    Capricorn OSNN Senior Addict

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    I have just set up a new computer for my neighbour. It came with XP Home and Microsoft Works pre installed. It set up OK, but the option to Spell Check in Outlook Express is greyed out, so is not available. I know Outlook Express doesn't have it's own spell checker, but I thought the one in Works would enable it, anyone know if it should?
     
  2. rik

    rik OSNN Addict

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    It should use the one from MS Word that installed with Works...Try reinstalling or repairing Word.
     
  3. omg its nlm

    omg its nlm lvl 17 Hax Folding Team

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    I had that problem once, I installed office and it fixed the problem
     
  4. damnyank

    damnyank I WILL NOT FORGET 911

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  5. Lee

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    There is a spell checker in OE under options. Saved my bacon a few times.
     
  6. PseudoKiller

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    OE dosent come with its own spell checker... it uses the one from Word You might want to re-read the first post.
     
  7. Lee

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    I don't use word, I use works.
     
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  9. damnyank

    damnyank I WILL NOT FORGET 911

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    If you'd click my link - you'd find this quote:

    It's important to note that Outlook Express does not have a spell checker. However, it can make use of the spell checker in Microsoft Office 95 or later, or Microsoft Works (later versions, which include Microsoft Word) if present.

    Also a possible fix in the registry and the free download I suggested above!

    I thought we were supposed to help others - not **** in the wind!:eek:
     
  10. Capricorn

    Capricorn OSNN Senior Addict

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    Thanks Damnyank. Your link above gave me the direction to go to fix the problem. Thanks again.
     
  11. damnyank

    damnyank I WILL NOT FORGET 911

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    Glad you got it sorted!