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Hi.

I've installed Office 2007 SP1 on WinXP SP3.
Additionaly Office 2007 proofing tools are installed.
Everything's working fine (Word, Excel etc.) but the Outlook.
No automatic spell checking, no spell checking after F7, no spell checking on sending.
Same troubles about the grammar checking in Outlook.
I did activate every option i found, but still no success.
Would be happy about any useful idea.

Thx,
Alex.
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Question by:bubu12345
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by:war1
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Hello bubu12345,

Does spell checking work in MS Word?

1. Checked in MS Word Options, Proofing that it hasn't been set to skip proofing.

2. In Word Options - Proofing, make sure of the following:

1. Check spelling as you type is Checked.
2.Hide spelling errors... at the bottom of the dialog is *not* Checked.
3. Click Check Document.

In Outlook Options > Spell Checking, make the above is selected.

3. If no joy, try starting Word in Safe mode. Hold down the Ctrl key when you start Word,
and keep it pressed until you see the prompt to start in safe mode. Say Yes.

Do the same for Outlook. Go to Start > Run box and type outlook /safe

4. If no joy, then try Word Options - Resources - Diagnose, and see if you can repair the problem.

Do the same in Outlook.

Hope this helps!
war1
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by:AK_IT_GURU
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Open a new email, click the windows logo button in the top left corner.  In the drop down menu that appears, click on editor options (bottom right of the pop-up.  Choose proofing in the new window, and enable spell checking.

Hope that helps.

Troy
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by:bubu12345
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Every possible spell checking option is already enabled.
In Word and Excel everyrthing working fine, it's only Outlook that makes troubles.
It looks like Outlook 2007 doesn't use Word as default editor any more. At least i can't see the word.exe process while Outlook's running.
Already uninstalled proofing tools and installed them again, no success.
Any real ideas?
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by:AK_IT_GURU
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Try Renaming the Outlook main registry key.  It's: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office
\12.0\Outlook, then reboot.  The next time you open Outlook, it will recreate all of the registry keys for Outlook in that directory.

To test this theory first, create a new user profile, if spell check works on the new profile, it is related to the "current_user" registry entry.

Good Luck,

Troy
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by:sombrillatech
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Hi Alex,

I have solved this problem for numerous users on our network by running the following cmd (of course exact syntax is critical):

Reg delete "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Shared Tools\1.0\Override" /f

(yes, there is a space after the " before the /f)

Give it a shot,

Michael

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Uninstall and a fresh installation of proofing tools did finally help.
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