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Old 02-07-2010, 12:36 AM
GR8Fandini GR8Fandini is offline Spellchecker not working Windows XP Spellchecker not working Office XP
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My spellchecker doesn't seem to be working. It might be me since I've been using works mostly up til now, but I did use word some on my older windows 98 computer and the spellchecker worked so well it was almost a PITA. Now, I can purposely misspell a word and it just give me the check complete box instantly with now changes or anything. Any help?


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Old 02-07-2010, 03:14 AM
zyzzyva57 zyzzyva57 is offline Spellchecker not working Windows 7 Spellchecker not working Office 2007
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With Word 2007, I would start with the Office Oval > Word Options > Proofing and see what I had checked and unchecked

With Word 2002, I suspect Options are under Tools

Even if this does NOT provide you the exact answer, this answer should help you farther refine your question
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Old 02-07-2010, 12:11 PM
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I'm running Office for XP or office xp. Would that be any different?
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Old 02-07-2010, 12:15 PM
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I suspect not, if you can find your Word Options probably under Tools

If you can find what I suggested this should get you started

Let me know if it doesn't get you started on a solution
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Old 02-07-2010, 12:23 PM
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I looked under Tools/options/spelling and grammar and I'm showing a custom dictionary [CUSTOM.DIC(default)]. Maybe I need a different dictionary?
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Old 02-07-2010, 12:47 PM
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Does this help?

With 2007, I show "Custom Dictionary," but this is where Word puts in any words I want to add to the dictionary

Under my Options both this and the main dictionary are unchecked, obviously
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Old 02-07-2010, 01:12 PM
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Hmm..... Custom dictionary is the only thing listed on mine. I wonder if I can download a dictionary from microsoft? Can you give me any idea as to where I should look for downloadable dictionaries?
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