Outlook 2003 macro for spell check language change needed

Posted on 2005-03-18
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I have asked this before for Outlook 2000. (see http://www.experts-exchange.com/Applications/MS_Office/Outlook/Q_21281725.html )

Is there any more convenient way for Outlook 2003?

If not, can anyone provide the Registry key where Outlook 2003 saves this setting and how to edit the registry via macro?
Question by:Wojciech Duda
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traval earned 2000 total points
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OK, maybe I am missing your intention here, but it looks like you want to switch the language of the spell checker in Outlook with a click of a button.

I am using Outlook 2003 with Word 2003 as my email editor and HTML as my default email format.  These are the steps that seem to do what you want:
1.  Open a new email message, place cursor in body of message
3.  Choose TOOLS under CATEGORIES and then under COMMANDS scroll to the LANGUAGE option
4.  Drag and drop LANGUAGE up into one of the existing toolbard in the message (I put mine to the right of HELP)
5.  Click CLOSE and then close the message
6.  Reopen a new message and make sure the option is still there, it will be active once you place the cursor in the body of the message

This allows you to choose the language from the drop down.  On mine US English is at the top of the list, the rest is alphabetical.  I switch to Spanish (Mexico) and then back to US English and now these two options are at the top of the list, so I can easily switch back and forth between them.

I may have misunderstood what you are trying to do, because I don't see this requiring macros or reg hacks either in 2003 or 2000, so please provide a few details about what this doesn't do that you need to do.


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by:Wojciech Duda
ID: 13577194
What you have described works like a charm. Thanks a lot. I was reluctant to use Word as my email editor but it works great.

You got your poinks :-)
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Cool, glad that works.  The good thing about using Word (in my opinion, I guess others might hate these features) is that you get spellchecking with autocorrect and grammarchecking on the fly.  Additionally options like hi-lighting and what not aren't available without Word as the editor.  Take care!

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