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Update Dictionary for Exchange 2003 OWA Spell Check

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Hi,

Has anybody found a way to add additional words to the default dictionary installed with Exchange 2003 for Outlook Web Access?  I have a few things to add such as our company name, owner's name (!), etc. that always show up as mispelled in OWA when they spellcheck their messages.

Thanks,
Todd

** 100 points because it may or may not be difficult - I haven't found a way to do it, and it's starting to give me a rash **
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Saw this in a recent WinNet Magazine article ...

OWA 2003's spell-checking module is a godsend for people who have trouble spelling, but it isn't as flexible as the Outlook or Microsoft Word spell-checker. Currently, the OWA 2003 module offers no way to apply default settings for most of its features, including setting a default spell-checking language and specifying whether the spell-checker will ignore uppercase or mixed alphanumeric words. Even worse, you can't customize OWA 2003's spelling dictionaries. You can, however, navigate to the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\MSExchangeWeb\OWA registry subkey and edit the DisableSpellCheckOnSend value (of type REG_DWORD) to disable spell-checking altogether.
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After looking through the utility doesn't look like you can do it ... sorry for being flaky ... the question caught my interest as well ... looks like most people recommend http://www.messageware.com/products/pluspack2003.html. Not sure how large your environment is, but if you don't have many users it doesn't look to expensive.

In the first link I provided it states,"The use of custom dictionaries is not supported.", about half way down the page.

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;825430

If you search around you might find a custom script or sink but not sure how much I'd trust it ...
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I tried the admin utility as well, but didn't get anywhere.  I also tried finding some sort of .js file or something that would hold the words (they have to be stored SOMEWHERE, for cryin' out loud).  

I did find a work around, though - the spell checker ignores the Signature line.  There isn't a spellcheck in the Signature editor, either.  He would have to make sure that everything in his signature is spelled correctly - one time shot - then each email he sent out would only check the body of his email - not the signature (tested and verified that one).  I think that's what he's looking for.  Of course, if he mentions Ekene Ibekwe (Maryland Basketball) in the body of his email, it would still come up as misspelled, I think.  I'm going to send him the link to Plus Pack and see if that's something he's interested in.

Of course, you get the points for the link to Plus Pack - that looks cool!!

Thanks for your help, B.

- Todd
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