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word 2007 spell check not working

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Spell check works except for the main body of a single specific document. If I go to the very bottom of the document in question and type a nonsense word it gets underlined and picked up by spell checker. Any misspelled words in the existing part of the document don't get flagged.

I keep reading about a check box where you can exclude certain text and I think that must be it but I can't find it.
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select the text, got to the review tab and click the set language button and uncheck "Do not check for spelling and grammer"

or sometimes opening up ms word or exel and then file open to open the document instead of double clicking the file in windows explorer clears up a lot of buggy stuff...
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Go to the Review tab > click on Set Language in the Proofing section > make sure that the Do not check spelling or grammar checkbox is not checked (meaning no square or checkmark is in the checkbox) > OK.
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did you check language setting for existing text? just select all text and set language to make sure
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Too slow, heideld got you your answer.
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In the Start/All-program,/Microsoft Office/Microsoft office tool, open the language preference and take a look if all english directionary is installed,
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heideld - You the man - opening Word first and then the document from word worked.

But why would opening Word first be different than double clicking from Windows Explorer? And what do I tell my end user when they start crying about having to do it a different way?

All others - I already had checked language, the "Do not check.." check box, etc. Appreciate the help though!
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Thanks heideld.
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I am unsure of the cause.  I've scene this solution correct crashes in word and excel, formulas not functioning, screwed up page formatting, and a few other nuances...   I did a quick search to find an official answer from MS, but no luck...  I suspect that it has something to do with permissions and the "My Documents" folder in Vista and Win7 since I can't recall it happening with XP...
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Strange thing - when I opened Word first it spell checked. But I dug a little deeper and someone had excluded certain blocks of text throughout the document. I tried to Ctrl+A and turn the spell checker back on for the entire document but that didn't work. I had to select text block by block and turn the spell checker back on.

Sometimes it seems like end users TRY to screw with my head.
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