Automatic spell check not working in Outlook 2003 with Word 20



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Re: Automatic spell check not working in Outlook 2003 with Word 20

Postby QnJlbmRhIEQu » Sun, 25 Oct 2009 01:46:01 GMT

I'm at the mercy of the company I work for. Two years ago we switched our 
company's software to Microsoft Navision. Since, apparently, we were using 
pirated Windows software, the installation of Navision required the company 
to stop being cheapskates and actually purchase Windows. They installed 
Windows XP and upgraded the Microsoft Office (since that was pirated, too) 
and ever since then I've been screwed. 

I approached our IT dept, which consists of the head of accounting acting as 
some computer extraordinaire since she has the access to the funds necessary 
to purchase computer equipment, and that lead nowhere. So I've consulted 
various search engines and websites, and none of the suggestions have worked. 
Based upon my research, I assume my issues come from Outlook and Microsoft 
not being of the same version, hence why I'm out of luck. 


Re: Automatic spell check not working in Outlook 2003 with Word 20

Postby QnJlbmRhIEQu » Sun, 25 Oct 2009 01:49:03 GMT

I have fat, deformed fingers thanks to a birth defect. 

Okay, not really. But it could happen. And spellcheck would be nice! 

It's not a matter of spelling. I'm only human and sometimes simply hit the 
wrong key and do not notice. 

Must be nice to be so perfect. Do you fart roses, too? 

Re: Automatic spell check not working in Outlook 2003 with Word 20

Postby QnJlbmRhIEQu » Sun, 25 Oct 2009 01:51:02 GMT

Honestly, any spell check would be nice! 

I've tried to use automatic, but that won't work. If I do it manually, it 
never catches errors. I only wish I were that perfect. 

I've reviewed the dictionary and there's nothing funky in there that I can 

Just not sure what else I can do. I'm good at pouting, though. So that's how 
I'm chosing to deal with it at this point :)

Re: Automatic spell check not working in Outlook 2003 with Word 20

Postby Bob I » Sun, 25 Oct 2009 02:16:27 GMT

You say "upgraded the Microsoft Office", this indicates that any 
legitimate version the company can use will have Outlook 2007. Install 
it, and that will solve the issue.

Re: Automatic spell check not working in Outlook 2003 with Word 20

Postby QnJlbmRhIEQu » Sun, 25 Oct 2009 03:18:06 GMT

That's what I don't understand. I USED to have Outlook 2007. But when they 
installed the legitimate software, it put me back to Outlook 2003.

Sadly, I know I'm stuck with this. My "IT" lady has no idea what is 
happening and thinks I changed my settings. Not the case. 

Oh well. 

Thanks for the suggestions. And thanks for listening to me vent. I shouldn't 
be so unfair to Microsoft. Technology in general can be aggrivating! 

Re: Automatic spell check not working in Outlook 2003 with Word 20

Postby Brian Tillman [MVP - Outlook] » Sun, 25 Oct 2009 03:23:04 GMT

Automatic spell check doesn't work unless you're using Word as the editor and 
clearly you're not due to the mixed versions, but the manual check should 
work.  Unfortunately, I rarely use that particular function and so am not all 
that familiar with its internal workings.  If you highlight a misspelled word 
(by double-clicking it), then click the Spelling button (or press F7), does it 
tell you of the misspelling?
Brian Tillman [MVP-Outlook] 

Re: Automatic spell check not working in Outlook 2003 with Word 20

Postby Brian Tillman [MVP - Outlook] » Sun, 25 Oct 2009 03:25:22 GMT

I'd have a hard time working for a company that knowingly pirated software and 
would consider reporting them to Microsoft's antipirating department.
Brian Tillman [MVP-Outlook] 

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