Spell check problems on Outlook Express 6

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  1. Adrian D

    Adrian D Stunt Coordinator

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    Hello,
    When I click on the spell check button on Outlook Express 6, I get the message: "An error occured while the spelling was being checked."
    I have Windows XP Home Ed. It didn't have Word or Excel originally, but I have added Word 97 and Excel 97 to my computer.
    Any idea? (and no comments about using a dictionary, please[​IMG] )
    Thanks
     
  2. SteveCop

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    Adrian,
    According to Microsoft, the spell checker in OE should work if you have Word 97 or Excel 97 installed (unless you're using the 64-bit version of XP):
    http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;EN-US;253351
    http://support.microsoft.com/default...78&Product=oex

    You might try reinstalling your office 97 programs, or try a newer version of the office programs.
    Also, check out these articles for a possible solution:
    http://www.okinfoweb.com/moe/general/gen_030.htm
    http://www.cryer.co.uk/brian/windows/oe_aeowtswbc.htm

    Steve
     
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    Adrian D Stunt Coordinator

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    Steve,
    Thanks for your help. I will check out your suggestions.
    I don't know if I have the 64-bit version or not.
    My Windows XP version is: 5.1.2600
     

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