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Spell check does not work in OutLook Express. It is grayed out.


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#1 Kimchretien

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 06:28 PM

How do I get spell check to work in outlook express? It is grayed out.

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 06:38 PM

Do you have Microsoft Word products installed? Outlook Express uses that dictionary.

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#3 Kimchretien

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 06:43 PM

Do you have Microsoft Word products installed? Outlook Express uses that dictionary.

Yes I have microsoft office home and stundent 2010 installed but spell check is grayed out and does not work.


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Posted 18 March 2014 - 09:04 PM

See the following Knowledgebase article. Office 2010 files are not compatible with Outlook Express.

 

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/932974

 

If you install the 2007 Microsoft Office system or Office 2010, you no longer have spell checking capabilities in some languages when you use Outlook Express 6.0.

 

When you upgrade an earlier version of Office to a 2007 Office system or Office 2010, the old spelling checker files are removed for the following languages:

  • English
  • Spanish
  • German

 

You can try the steps here. No guarantees. Do not delete file in step 2. Rename it to CSAPI3T1.BAK






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