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Error occurred while checking spelling message when you use the spell checker with Outlook 2000
Microsoft Office has a built in spelling and grammar checker for its applications that allows you to correct any mistakes you may make on your documents while creating them. Normally everything you need for these proofing tools comes installed in a typical installation of Office but that doesn't mean there won't be the occasional configuration problem.
You may get an error that says Error occurred while checking spelling when you use the spell checker with Outlook 2000.
This error can be caused by several things:
- The Microsoft Office shared Proofing Tools are not installed.
- The insertion point is not inside the body of the message when you perform the spell check.
- The spell checking features are not configured properly.
Try the following steps to fix the problem:
1. Click on the Tools menu, and then click on Options. On the Spelling tab, make sure Always suggest replacements for misspelled words and Always check spelling before sending are both checked.
2. If General Options are not available on the Spelling tab, then you need to add the feature.
3. Open Add/Remove Programs in Control Panel. Click to select Microsoft Office 2000 or Microsoft Outlook 2000, whichever is shown and then click Add/Remove.
4. Navigate to Office Tools, and then to Proofing Tools, and finally Spelling Checker. Make sure it is set to Run from My Computer. If it is already set that way, click to select the Spelling Checker, and then click Update Now to reinstall it.
5. After the installation process is complete, reboot your computer. Start Outlook and in a new e-mail message type a misspelled word. Then, try to send the message to determine if the spell checker works.
You may also get the same error if no Custom Dictionary is defined. To select a custom dictionary do the following:
1. Open Microsoft Word, click Tools and then click Options
2. Click the Spelling and Grammar tab and then click Dictionaries.
3. Make sure that a check is place next to the file Custom.dic. Click Ok 3 times.
4. If there is no custom dictionary, click on Add and in Add Custom Dictionary, and type a name for the new dictionary in the File name box, and then click Ok. Proceed with step three to apply the new custom dictionary.
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