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Microsoft Word 2007 Spellcheck fails

Posted on 2010-09-07
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If I type "blapify" and spell check (F7) it suggests I capitalize it. If I type "I want to blapify you", Word reports spell check has been completed successfully. I have tried a few suggestions found here and a complete reinstall. Nothing works.
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Question by:PlatteCity
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by:Flyster
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Check your custom dictionary to make sure blapify wasn't accidentally added. To do that, Click the Office button - Word Options - Proofing. Select Custom Dictionaries - Edit Word List. If the word is listed there, delete it.

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by:PlatteCity
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No, custom dictionary contains no odd words (that I didn't add).
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by:Rartemass
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Also check the autocorrect options in the same Options section as above. Doubtful it is there but possible.

If that fails, highlight the entire document (ctrl+a). go to the Review tab on the ribbon. In Proofing group click Set Language.
Ensure the preferred language is selected at the top (above the line). Ensure Do not check spelling or grammar is unchecked. Click the Default button. then click OK.

Run the spell check again.
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MINDSUPERB earned 250 total points
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PlatteCity,

The link below gives insights on how the Spell Check feature works. This might gives you a hint to solve the problem.
 
http://sbarnhill.mvps.org/WordFAQs/MasterSpellCheck.htm

Sincerely,

Ed
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by:PlatteCity
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I went to the site suggested, looked in the registry as suggested and I found and "override" key in shared tools under proofing. I deleted the key and now I have spell checking.
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