Outlook 2013 - check spelling on send continues to check original message on forward or reply

My organization is gradually upgrading all of our clients to Office 2013; all of our client mailboxes are in Office 365.  I have one client who was recently upgraded, who has a problem with spelling check - he has 'Always check spelling before sending' and 'Ignore original message text in reply or forward' turned on, but when he replies to or forwards a message, Outlook checks spelling in the original message text, regardless of his having selected 'ignore original message'.

Looking for help on this - I showed how he can cancel the spelling check and still send the message but he is not happy with the situation.
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Which editor does the person have set?

I this the setting you mention would apply if outlook 's builtin editor is used, but would behave differently if word is the editor.

Let me review and will update if needed.
Message formatting is set to HTML or something else?
RobertAtFoxAuthor Commented:
Thanks Arnold! And let me check that out -
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Yes, this happens to me as well and in general my computer and Office are working perfectly well.

Here is a Microsoft Answer with the same problem for Outlook 2010. Read down to the part (May 23, 2012) about using HTML and switching to Rich Text to fix the issue.


In my Outlook 2013, I have the option to check spelling on send turned OFF. The ignore option is checked.  Now spelling is highlighted and checked as I go and the forwarded (replied) text does not get checked. Good workaround which I have used for years.
RobertAtFoxAuthor Commented:
Arnold -

"Compose Messages In This Format" is set to HTML.
Not sure if Word is set as the editor - I can't seem to find where that setting is in Outlook 2013, sorry -
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Word is used as the editor (Built into Outlook), so turning the first option OFF allows the workaround of allowing Outlook (Word) to check as it goes.
RobertAtFoxAuthor Commented:
John Hurst:

To clarify (and sorry if I am being dense) - which first option is that you're referring to?

JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
My apologies - I should have been clearer. I turn the "Option to Check on Send" OFF. This is the option just ahead of "Ignore the forwarded / replied message".  

This setup allows Outlook to check spelling as it goes and not on send.  This method prevents the issue your user has. It is, however, a workaround.

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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
@RobertAtFox  - Thanks and I was happy to help.
Ashok KumarCommented:
I want to use spelling check in outlook 2013, while reply or forwarding the mail. Kindly suggest me the steps to implement the same.

you should open your own question as opposed to jumping into someone elses.
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