Spelling Options within Outlook 2003

Posted on 2006-11-07
Last Modified: 2010-04-08
Hi All,

We have a user that is having problems with Outlook.

In her mail spelling options, she has checked 'Always check spelling before sending' & 'Ignore original message text in reply or forward'.

The problem is that Outlook still checks the original message, and when you're replying to a real long mail - can sometimes be a problem.

Has anyone heard of this? And is there a way to fix it? Everything appears to be setup the same as everyone else (Mail set to HTML, Use Word to create mails etc).

Many Thanks,

Question by:PeterHing
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ID: 17890263
Greetings, PeterHing !

In Outlook, go to Tools > Options > Spelling.  Check "Ignor original text in reply or forward". Click OK. Restart Outlook.

Best wishes!

Author Comment

ID: 17890646

Thanks for your reply - as mentioned above - it's already ticked :(

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ID: 17891089

Sorry, I missed that part.  If the settings are correct, there is a problem with the integration between Outlook and MS Word.

Go to MS Word options > Spelling, and make sure the settings are correct.

If no joy, in Tools > Mail Format, uncheck MS Word as editor.  Restart Outlook.

If no joy, in Outlook, go to Help > Detect and Repair. Do the same in MS Word.

If no joy, you may need to repair or reinstall MS Office. Go to Add/Remove Programs, and select the Repair option in MS Office.
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Expert Comment

ID: 17921522
PeterHing, any update?

Author Comment

ID: 18068357
Thanks with your help on that one! And sorry for the delay..

It appears it was Word that was causing the problems :(

Many Thanks,


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