Autocorrection list error message in Word2000

Posted on 2004-10-04
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Hi Experts, I have a problem that is killing me. I have Word2000 installe in my WIn98 laptop. The problem is that while I am working with word, a recurrent message appear onscreen telling me that Word cant use the autocorrection lists since they are not installed. It asks me if I want to install them, but I do not have the installation disk with me. So I tell the machine not to do it. But a few seconds later, the same annoying message pops up. I tried to disable the feature in the Tools menu to no avail. Any idea of how to do it (maybe on reg edit)
Question by:Jewels1
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SheharyaarSaahil earned 1500 total points
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Autocorrection is part of Word.... we can disable it, we cannot uninstall it..... when u will open word, it will access autocorrection also as it accesses other features, and when it will find that autocorrection is damaged, it will ask u to insert the cd so that it can correct it !!

even if u will goto registry, u will find the option of Disabling autocorrection, but not uninstalling it.... its integrated in WORD... and whenever u will access word.... u will have to access this feature, and its somwhow got corrupted or damaged, u need to repair it !!

u want to disable that popup which asks u to repair it.... well i dont think so u can it =\
only way is..... grab a office cd from somwhere, and insert it when it pops up the question,,, let it do what it wants to do for once and it will not bug u again :)

choice is urs.... Good Luck =)
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by:Joanne M. Orzech
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You may also try renaming all instances of normal.dot found on the problem machine.  Otherwise, you can try deleting the registry key or other suggestions found here:

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Not quite!  Well,  SheharyaarSaahil, I wont mess with regedit. I better get the Office cd and do what you recommended. Sorry for the delay
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a good decision Jewels :)
Cheers ^_^

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