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Posted on 2001-07-10
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I've got a problem - the French grammar doesn't work in Office2000 (Office97 neither).
I've installed Office2000 (Czech distribution - French proofing tools are not included), then I installed some Canadian French proofing upgrade (available at MS site for free download). Because this didn't work I've installed Office97 (Swiss distribution - French proofing tools included). Now some proofing tools didn't function in Office97, but that isn't a problem because all works under Office2000. Only the French is malfunctioning. Office2000 wanted some *.lex and *.dll files. These are the 'French files' in 'C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Proof\':
Mshy_pfr.lex
Mshyfr32.dll
Mspfr32.dll
msgr_fr.lex
msgrfr32.dll
mssp_fr.lex
msth_fr.lex
mssp_pfr.lex
msth_fr32.dll
The French spelling in Office2000 is working, but the grammar isn't. Office2000 shows the message 'Nelze spustit kontrolu gramatiky' - translated: 'Cannot run/launch the grammar check' (I don't know the exact-original english message). What's the problem with the French grammar? Is some registry modification needed? Or what can I do? I want the Office2000 (or 97) with Czech, English, German and French proofing tools.
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by:Dreamboat
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My suspicion is that if you are trying to run both Office 97 and Office 2000 on the same PC, Office will get confused. If this were my problem, I would probably completely uninstall both versions of Office. Then use Eraser to completely erase both versions of Office from the registry.

Eraser 2000:
http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q219/4/23.ASP

Eraser 97:
http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q176/8/23.ASP

Then, install only Office 2000 and the appropriate language pack(s), or only Office 97 and the appropriate language pack(s).
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The Czech language pack is only in Office2000 and the French language pack is only in Office97, so I must somehow combine it.
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I haven't Office2000 Multilanguage Pack.
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by:Dreamboat
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You must think I am crazy. I thought that WAS the multilanguage pack. Doh!

Check this out:

http://office.microsoft.com/assistance/2000/OSetUpForLangs.aspx

(I may be crazy, but I am persistent! LOL!)
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by:MPEGyna
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I thought the multilanguage pack is some special software pack (like Proofing Tools).
OK, but the first link page says that SR-1a is needed. All pages about SR-1a (except the english version of Office2000) are gone. :-(
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I'm sorry, then. I don't know what to tell you!

:-(
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