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Missing Thesaurus synonyms in Word 97

Posted on 2001-08-21
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I have installed office 97 professional edition SR-1 but when I try to use the thesaurus no words appear under the synonyms heading.

I have searched everywhere for a solution but have been unable to find any help.  Perhaps you know what I need to know?

Many thanks

Nick
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Yup - known bug in Office.  Here is the fix:


REGEDIT
Local Machine
Software
Microsoft
Shared Tools
Proofing
Thesaurus
1033
Normal

The engine should be pathed to:    \msthenb.dll

The dictionary should be pathed to:  \msthbus.lex

Change it and reboot
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Thanks for the speedy response, but the change you suggested has had no effect.  One of the registry settings was wrong but I changed it, rebooted and the problem still occured.

Have you any more suggestions

Thanks,
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Hmmm, that fix should have worked.  Have you tried installing SP2 for Office 97?
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Batch,

I agree with tituba2 that the fix should've worked.  However, did you check your language settings before you retried the thesaurus.

Open Word in a blank document. Go to Tools, Language, Set Language and select English (US) as your default language.

Now go to Tools, Options, Spelling and Grammar tab, click on the Dictionaries button and set the language to all of your dictionaries to English (US).  Close and restart Word then retry.  If you are prompted about accepting global changes made to your normal.dot, accept it.

The information you're looking for is contained in this link:
http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q236/3/94.ASP

Also, tituba2 had a good suggestion about sr-2 as listed here:
http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q172/6/78.ASP

Hope this helps.
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This is very basic and I hesitate to ask, but are you highlighting the word or words you are looking to change prior to opening the the thesaures?
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Excellent.  I have installed SR-2 and it works, now I can finish my crossword.
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