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Automatic Spelling Option in Outlook 2007

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I recently upgraded my outlook 2003 to outlook 2007.  I need help to set up the automatic spelling option (I can not find the option) in outlook 2007.  I would appreciate your help.
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by:ottobock
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Hello!
Do you mean the auto-correct? (In which your common spelling mistakes are automatically corrected?)

Tool > Options > Spelling tab > "Spelling and AutoCorrection" > Proofing (left side tab) > AutoCorrect Options...
Hope this helps!
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by:TH5
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Thank you.  How do I get the red underlining when the word's spelling is not correct?
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by:ottobock
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In the same area (AutoCorrect Options...) - ensure there is a check next to "Check Spelling as you Type"
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by:ottobock
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I'm sorry - not in "AutoCorrect Options..." but one step before that > under the left-side "Proofing" tab...
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by:TH5
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Thank you.  That is checked but it still does not underline it when I type it.  
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by:ottobock
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I will check a little further - but can you also check under the "Popular" tab > Language Settings... > ensure the proper language is selected.

This may also be something with Outlook not using Word as the editor, but I will check further on this.
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by:TH5
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Thank you.  The language setting is correct.
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I should have clarified this earlier - but did you install Word 2007 as well? Outlook 2007 needs Word 2007 (not an earlier version) for autocorrect.
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by:TH5
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No I did not.  Thank you very much for your help.
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by:ottobock
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Sorry, I should have thought of it sooner. StandAlone Outlook 2007 misses a few features:
http://www.slipstick.com/outlook/ol2007/standalone.htm
Thanks for the points!!
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