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#1 Shirazette


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Posted 05 January 2006 - 01:04 PM

Hi - Since my three month free trial of Office ran out and the computer reverted to what it came with, the spell checker in my email doesn't work. It is there but permanently greyed out. Nor does F7 do anything. I have Windows XP. However, spellcheck does work in my Word documents.

Does anyone have any ideas please?


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#2 jgweed


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Posted 05 January 2006 - 01:30 PM

You must have Office installed for the spell-check in Outlook Express to work, or to spell check your existing Word documents.
There are some freeware applications that will give you spell checking functionality for OE. I have not used these and therefore cannot warrant their usefullness, but here is one offered by a reputable source:


A long term solution would be to abandon OE and MS Office and replace these with Mozilla's Thunderbird (and their browser, Firefox, for that matter) and to download OpenOffice.org, which is an robust office suite that is generally compatible with MS Office files. All of these are completely free and I can recommend them without hesitation.



Edited by jgweed, 14 January 2006 - 08:41 AM.

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#3 Shirazette

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Posted 14 January 2006 - 04:52 AM

Thanks very much John I'll look into these.

Sorry about the delay in replying I've only just discovered your posting!

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