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Posted on 2002-06-02
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I bought a new computer - as did my wife.
We reload Office 97 - I ran the SP1 and 2 on mime - result no thesaurus. I have looked at articles here on the regedit fix and have edited the file as suggested but it still doesn work? Any further helps available? Thanks.
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by:bkpchs237
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dwseh,

You provided only sketchy details.  Are you receiving any error messages on either machine?  What operating system are you running?  How do you know they don't work?  What regedit fixes did you employ?  Why?  What was happening prior to trying the fixes and what is happening now?  Is the install on both machines from the same source?  Was any other MS Office Suite on this machine prior to this, upgrades, etc.?

I have listed the following articles as possible helpful sources to your concern:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q189894
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q164808
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q197604
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q172678
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q186846

Hope this helps.
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by:dwseh
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bkpchs237

I have P3-776 running Win98SE - OfficeProf97 version. I have run the SR1/2 updates on my machine, and have had the problem of NO thesaurus. No error messages come up - Just the window Thesaurus English Australian)saying no synymons.
My wifes machine is the same as mine - except that she does not have the SR1/2 installed - therefore her thesaurus is running - no problem.
The Regedit I Edited was as follows - I read it off the expert exchange an though it would fix it - but it hasn't.
Fix: Thesaurus
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

Another comment:

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.

I have tried changing the Dictionaries back to US but they default back to Australian?
Any suggestions?

 
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Hello dwseh

this question is open for more then 2 months
time to clean up
if not stated otherwise

my recom will be
-PAQ and refund
-this will be finalized by an EE Moderator
-with no further update (19.10.2002)

PLEASE DO NOT ACCEPT THIS COMMENT AS ANSWER

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