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Outlook 2003 Autocorrect not working for new emails

Hello,
I have a problem with the spell checker in Outlook 2003, more specifically Autocorrect.
The problem is defined as being - when replying to an e-mail it autocorrects but if I select a new e-mail then it doesnt auto correct?

I'm sure these settings should be the same between replying to emails and selecting a new email. Can anyone suggest why this is happening ?

Thanks
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elliotsegler
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Glenn_MooreCommented:
Are you using word as your editor?
Under the Tools, Options, Spelling TAb is the autocorrect options.
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war1Commented:
Hello elliotsegler,

Autocorrect is adjusted from Microsoft Word.  Go to Word option and make sure autocorrect is selected for New Message as well as Reply.

Regards,

war1
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elliotseglerAuthor Commented:
Thanks for your replies,

war1 - When you say "Go to Word option and make sure autocorrect is selected for New Message as well as Reply." I cannot find these options that you talk about. I have gone to Word, options, spelling & grammar and it's not there. It's not in Autocorrect options either..

where exactly is the option to select autocorrect for new message as well as reply?
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Glenn_MooreCommented:
Under the Tools, Options, Spelling TAb is the autocorrect options.
These options are in the Outlook!!
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war1Commented:
In MS Word, go to Tools > AutoCorrect.  Select the AutoCorrect tab.  Make sure all the options are selected.
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war1Commented:
elliotsegler, any update?

New Mail should also autocrrect. To fix the autocorrect problem for new mail, you may need to repair MS Word

1. Reset MS Word toolbar template. With Word close, do a search for and rename normal.dot file. Restart Word and new normal.dot file will be created.

Normal.dot is located in C:/Documents and Settings/<User>/Application Data/Microsoft/Templates folder. It is a hidden file, so you have to unhide hidden files. Go to any folder and select Tools > Folders Options > View. Check "Show hidden files and folders". Click OK.

2. Check if an external program running in the background is interfering with Word. Check Firewall, antivirus, antispyware, antispam, and all Norton programs. Disable these programs one at a time.

3. Repair MS Word. With Word open, go to Help > Detect and Repair.

4. If no joy, reinstall MS Word.  Go to Add/Remove Programs and highlight Microsoft Office. Click on Install/Uninstall.  A menu will pop allowing you to choose repair or reinstall.
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elliotseglerAuthor Commented:
War1, thanks for your solutions
In the end I installed Office completely following a detect and a repair which did nothing to solve the problem.

Insterestingly enough, the reinstall did not fix the problem.
I took note of the error message which was "The spell check is
complete. Text marked with "do not check spelling or grammar was skipped." and put that in google and eventually came up with this site - http://www.pcreview.co.uk/forums/thread-879813.php

I went into Tools > Language > Set Language and untick "do not check spelling or grammar" and it solved the problem for new emails.

Thanks for the suggestions though guys.
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elliotseglerAuthor Commented:
I've awarded the majority of points to war1 for a good attempt at a solution (which I agree would have worked in 95% of cases, this was just a weird problem), and some to Glenn_Moore for a good suggestion. Although these both weren't the right answers, thanks for all the help guys!
:)

I now know there's yet another spellcheck option in language options to check when things don't work, why can't it be all in one place!!

elliotsegler
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war1Commented:
elliotsegler, glad the problem is fixed. Thanks for the points.
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