I am in the process of upgrading my Windows XP workstations that are currently on Office 2003 with Outlook 2007. This means that only Outlook will be upgraded as part of this process and Word, Excel and PowerPoint will all remain on 2003. Overall, this upgrade process has worked pretty well, except for an issue I have been seeing with the spell check with Word 2003 not working as expected right after the upgrade.
After the upgrade, Word 2003 spell check does not work out of the box. The little red squigglies don't show up under misspelled works and when trying to run spell check, I get the error "Cannot find proofing tools for English (U.S.). If you have the proofing tools, try installing or re-installing them. Contact your local reseller to obtain Office Proofing Tools. For more information, see the Microsoft Office Site." - The "resolution" at the moment is going into Word 2003 > Tools > Options > Spelling and Grammar > Recheck Document. This resolves the issue for good. The "problem" with this is that I need a way to automate this. I have already run some REG scan utilities to figure out what "Recheck Document" is doing, but this has not been really helpful.
I have already tried, repairs of Office 2003/Proofing tools, etc to no avail.
Any thoughts are appreciated.