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Eliminate a word from the Commonly Confused Words in MS Word spell check

Q: Eliminate a word from the Commonly Confused Words in MS Word spell check

Sorry for asking a Word question in the Wind 7 category, but applications were not listed in the topic list.
I edit engineering documents that contain the word "hole" hundreds of times. The spell checker stops at every instance, stating it is a commonly confused word. Is there a way to modify the commonly confused word list? Unlike unconventional
spellings, there seems to be no way to add it to the dictionary as something that needn't be checked.
Thanks, Eric flyboy

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OK, I recently had my Windows 8 upgraded to Windows 10. Spell check works OK in Windows Live Mail, and in here but not in Word Pad.
Question, How do I get it into Word Pad?
Probably a simple solution but, my 77 year old brain needs a lift some times these days.

A:Word Pad spell check

I have moved to business application forum and changed the title to reflect the issue
word pad spell check

Word pad does not have a built in spell check program

you could consider installing one of the free office suites , like openoffice https://www.openoffice.org/download/index.html
that has a word editor which includes a spell check

there maybe a free add in for word pad, but i'm not aware of it right now

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Hello does anyone know how to get microsoft word to spell check when it is set to spell check and it isnt doing so??

A:help with word spell check

Hi lamf

Welcome to Tech Support Guy Forums!

What version of Word are you using?
What operating system are you using?

See if this helps:
Open a Word document:
Tools > Options > Spelling & Grammar tab > Check or Recheck Document button > OK
This should reset the Spelling & Grammar checker.

Let us know if that works for you or not.

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my spell check isn't working? It used to underline words in red if spelled incorrectly and it's not, it also would catch mispelled words when I 'ran' spell check, it is not

Can someone tell me how to fix this, I am typing a legal doc for my boss and don't want to give it to him with spelling errors!


A:Word-spell check

In WORD, select Tools, then Options. Select the Spelling & Grammer tab and make your selections there.

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I have been having problems with the automatic spelling checker in MS Word (XP Pro version). Despite having set the default language to English (US), it keeps cycling through other languages, including French, which I have never used. Could this be a macro-virus or is it something simpler? I have several anti-spy programmes running, including HJT, and run an up-to-date version of Norton AV Pro.

It is a minor irritation right now, but I would like to find out why this is happening....

A:Spell check - MS Word

Is this office xp? You mayh have enabled support for other languages in your settings. I do not have office xp so am not sure where that setting is

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I use MS WORD for medical transcription. An extensive catalogue of medical terms have been added to the spell check feature over time. I know wish to transfer my complete MS WORD program to another (upgraded) computer.

The problem I'm having is that I'm not sure where the data files reside in WORD for spellcheck (ie the resident medical terms which I have added).

Two years ago when I last attempted to transfer the program to a new computer, I LOST ALL OF MY MED. TERMS. This was a major setback.

Feedback would be appreciated.


A:MS WORD spell check question

The words in your custom dictionary are stored in:
CUSTOM.DIC, a .txt document
This is usually in the Program folder under MSOffice/Office.

I would assume you could save the file to disk, and then, when you reinstall Word, insert it in the appropriate folder.

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I have Microsoft Office 2007. Word won't spell check. I don't know what to do. I have uninstalled and reinstalled it. Whatelse could be wrong?

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I am using XP Pro and am working with a word document that had fields in it where I can tab to the next field to enter info. I can only run spell check if I turn off the protection which is fine. But then I get the message "The spelling & grammar check is complete. Text marked with "Do not check spelling or grammar" was skipped. Does anyone know how to remedy this? I have a document with definite spelling errors and it won't catch them. I have also deliberately misspelled words to test this and I can't seem to figure it out. HELP! Thanks, Lance

A:Word in XP Spell Check Problem

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Dear all,
My vista laptop won't spell check in Word. I have tried a number of things to try and solve this problem but none seem to work. I have gone to WORD OPTIONS; PROOFING and checked all the appropriate boxes and it still won't check my spellings. It works for the grammar but doesn't even pick up made up words that I try to test it with! I have checked my dictionary and ran the Microsoft Office Diagnostics.

I have watched the tutorials and read one other post with the same problem but there was no solution for it.

Please help!

A:Vista Word won't spell check

Don't know if this will help, but it can't hurt... go to the control panel > programs and features, mouse over "micrsoft office" and choose "change" (top of page, see attached), then when a new screen comes up, choose "repair".... maybe it wasn't installed 100% .... good luck

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I have a 120 mghz, pentium running Win98 and Office 97. When in Word my spell check will not check or underline mispelled words even though it is on. Any suggestions?

A:Word 97: Spell Check Not Working

Is this for all documents, including new documents? If so, close Word.

Find your normal.dot file and rename it to abnormal.dot (if there is more than one, rename them all). Relaunch Word.

Let me know if that does not work.

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When making forms in Microsoft Word (2003), is there any way to enable spell check for the areas that users can input data while still keeping the form protected?

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.



A:Using Spell Check in Word Forms

Here you go, SED.

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hi everyone,

I'm running an English version of Microsoft Office Windows 2003 on my pc (windows xp) and love how it always tells me with those red lines if i'm spelling something wrong. as I have to communicate a lot in German, i was wondering if it is possible to spell check my german in the same version or will i have to get a german version of Word and install that along side (is it even possible to have two versions on the same machine)?


A:Word spell check bilingual

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I got this laptop from mom a few months ago and everything was in english, that wasn't a problem to me because i could find my way with it anyway.
But since i need to write alot of letters for classes i need to have the Dutch Spell check. ive tried to change the custom dictionary for dutch only, but there's no Dutch in the language list. So does anyone know if i can download the dutch dictionary for word 2007? it would really help a lot

A:word 2007 Spell check

I have Word 2007 (from Office Enterprise 2007) and I checked and it has two different versions of Dutch as language proofing options (Review / Proofing / Set Language). Perhaps you didn't install all the languages when you did the initial install and running it again to get the others will give you the option. Make sure you don't actually have it before you look for options or purchase add-ons that will provide it. If I have it, it seems likely that you do as well but just haven't found or installed it. I did not buy any special language options with the suite (unless Enterprise includes some that other suites don't - I'm not sure).

The Dutch Language pack for Office 2007 (much more than just the dictionary or just the Proofing Tools) can be purchased at: Microsoft Office Online. I could not find a free download of just the Proofing Tools for Dutch (in effect, the Dictionary as you are calling it) at Microsoft or on the web. But it's only about $25 so it's not that expensive if it will be so useful to you.

I hope this helps.

Good luck!

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Running XP Pro
3 users
only admin spell check works

What am I doing wrong
would like all user to use spell check

Thanks for HEL[

A:Solved: Word Spell Check

Hi canwolf

Check in the Registry for these keys, and give the other users sufficient permissions:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Shared Tools\Proofing Tools\Spelling

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Shared Tools\Proofing Tools\Grammar

This article goes into more detail:
WD97: Spelling, Grammar Not Available in Word Running on Window 2000 or Windows XP

Let us know if this works for you or not.

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I hope someone can help me. I have spent hours and days searching the net for answers. I have checked all of my word internet options along with diagnostic repairs. I have even checked registry keys to no avail. My spell check underlines misspelled words. However, when I run spell check it turns the correct words from black to grey and won't let me replace my misspelled word with the correct options listed. I hope that makes sense. I am college student and I had to manually fix all of my errors. I know that sounds week but when you have numerous classes that is very frustrating. Please help!!!!

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Have a user whose spellcheck will not work in Word 2007. I have checked all the settings under proofing and checked to make sure there was an add-in enabled that would stop it. I checked under the language button to make sure "do not check spelling..." was not checked. I have deleted Word from the registry and opened to recreate the subkeys. None of these things have worked. Any suggestions I haven't already tried?

A:Word 2007 spell check

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i have a Vista home premium 32 edition.

1. Once by mistake I okayed i to be added as a word in the spell check. Many times I type in i as there is not enough pressure on the shift key. Question - how do I restore my word dictionary to undo i as an incorrect word?

2. My spell check does not pick up small case for the start of a sentence/paragraph? How do I fix that?


A:Word spell check problem

Hi kapilkaaiser & welcome.
What version of Office Word are you using?

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We are editing a document created by another user and Spell Check is not finding mis-spelled words. Hitting F7 jumps directly to Grammar checking. Under Tools/Options/Grammar and Spelling checking 'check spelling as you type' has no effect.

This behavior is only exhibited in this one document and it travels with the document.

A:Word Spell Check Turned Off

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For some reason when you install Office, it automatically install's Word 2k Spell-check in French as one of the default language(s).

How do I take it out (French) and just have English as the sole language for spell-check.

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A:Word 2k Spell-check in French ??

Tools > Language... > Set Language

Choose English (US)

Click Default, say yes. Oh, and you might turn off detect language automatically if it's on.

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I have latin documents that I do not want Word to check for spelling and grammar, otherwise it would go through every word. Is there a way to stop Word from doing this without losing the function with documents I do want to check? As usual any help will be appreciated.

What I am getting at, is that I do not want the documents opening with all the red and green lines underneath words.


qui tacet consentit - who keeps silent consents

A:Word 2000 Spell and Grammar check

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As a hobby I like to learn new languages.
I have Office 2003 and have enabled Italian in the language settings but I can't get Word 2003 to check the spelling in Italian in my word document.
I had no problem with spell checking in French and Spanish.
Do I need something else for Italian.

A:Solved: Spell check in Word - Italian

Hi Keith,
Yes, Italian is not one of the default proofing languages. Hopefully this helps.

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Re-formatted my computer and when I type something wrong in word 2007 the
spell check does not work. When I click on spell check I get a message "
cannot find proofing tools for English (US) If you have proofing tools try
installing or re-installing them"
Tried installing from the CD but still does not work. Hide spelling and
grammar errors are checked in grey .Cannot un-check them as they don't show
in black

A:Word 2007 Spell Check Not Working

Try completely re-installing Word.

Never come across this problem before but you could give it a try.

Hope this helps,

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We have recently created a standard complany letter with macros to provide list boxes for our names, job titles etc. We have got the standard company address etc. locked to prevent them from being changed by users and to allow us to tab through the document to the list boxes and editable areas.

The problem is that we can't seem to be able to run a spell check on the document whilst it is locked. Is this unavoidable or is there some way around it? The person who created the document is new to macros so she has not guaranteed that she hasn't done something wrong when creating it.

Any ideas?

A:Word 2003: Macro Spell Check



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Hi. I was using Microsoft Office Word to create a document and then tried to spell check it at the end. It said that spell check could not check some of the text because it was marked "do not spell check." I didn't mark any of my text as not to spell check. I'm not sure how it happened. This document is for my college class and I really need it to be spell checked. Can anyone tell me how to fix this?

Thank you so much!


A:Microsoft Office Word Spell Check Help

Hi what you need to do is go into word then on the pretty Office button top left hand corner click on it and go down to the bottom where is says word options and exit word. Now click on Word options and check the Proofing options as they're set by default not to check cetain words look at second panel down it says When correcting spelling in Microsoft Office, also try checking the one underneath and change any that you find could be stopping your document from being spell checked.

Hope this helps as always run spell check over anything I do especially if late at night and getting extra tired.

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Does anybody know if Word has a built in spell check feature to have your computer based in English, however if you wish to write a letter in German, be able to spell check it in German?

Office 97 needed an extra .exe to be run to do this. Now my Dad has Office 2003 and this .exe program won't run. I don't have 2003. Does anyone know of this feature?

A:MS Word 2003 spell check in German?


Hopefully someone online might know something. I am sure that Office 2003 is supposed to be "language friendly". If I had it to look into, I might be able to find it. Does anyone out there have Office 2003 that could see if there is an option to spell check a document in a different language? Thanks.

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When spell checking a document in Word, the spell check is changing back and forth from French to English. Make this stop (please!). I checked under options-spelling/grammer. English was checked. I changed it to None, but it's still doing this. What next? Please help.


A:Word 2000 Spell Check Problem

If you've written a document, that language is already set. Changing it under those options doesn't help for EXISTING text. So, Ctrl+A FIRST and then change the language.

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I have a document that word 2003 won't identify spelling mistakes, I know in the past I did skip or ignore some words - how can I undo this to make it check the document as if it was a new one? It works on other documents btw.

A:Spell Check Problem Word 2003

It's ok I've sorted it.

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I am running Word Pro 97 (part of Smart Suite) in Windows 98 v.1 on an IBM Aptiva with a Pentium II running at 350, 96 of ram, and at least 2 gig of free hard disk. My problem is that when I try to add new words to the Spell Checker's dictionary, it says this cannot be done because another program is using the dictionary. The only program I know have running, besides things that turn up when I do an alt-control-del like systray, is Norton System Doctor. I do have Notepad and Clipboard Viewer on the desktop as short cuts with assorted other programs. This is driving me crazy because I am writing stories about someone named Simon and the checker wants to change this to Simian. Will be most grateful for help.

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In Word 2000, in one particular document, when I use spell check it uses French instead of English. I change the default language to English but it still uses French. Any other document uses English for spell check so it's something with this particular document. It's a document up on our network which I've opened from three different pc's with the same result. Any help would be appreciated.

A:Word 2000: Spell Check not working

Before changing the language, hit Ctrl-a to select everything.

Also, once you have spellchecked a document and accepted it, you must go to Tools-Options, Spelling and grammar tab, and hit Recheck Document to have it act as if it had not been previously spellchecked.

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I recently got a new PC (yea!) With Windows XP , however I cannot get the spell checker to work in Outlook Express (6). I have looked in the help menu and it said this:

"To check the spelling in messages

Outlook Express uses the spelling checker provided with the following Microsoft Office programs: Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft PowerPoint. If you do not have one of these programs installed, the Spelling command is not available."

Now that stinks!!! The PC came with Word Perfect Office 2002. Is there another spell check I could load in to Outlook? Or any ideas where I can download a freebie Microsoft Word? Or do I just need to shut up and spend "Order Just Word 2002 ...
If you just need a copy of Word 2002, you can order it online. The prices* are: $229 US for new users "
(found at... http://www.microsoft.com/office/word/howtobuy/default.asp#just )

Ouch $$$ !!!
Just wondering.

Dell Dimension 2350
Windows XP Home Edition
Pentium 4 @ 2.20GHz w/ 512K L2 Cache
128MB shared DDR SDRAM @ 266MHz
60GB ATA/100 7200RPM HD
Internet Explorer 6.0
Outlook Express 6.0
Word Perfect Office 2002

A:No spell check In Outlook Express w/o MS Word ??!!


MS Works also activates the spell checker... should be easier to find than Word

I had a link that explained it ...Ill see if I can find it

edit ...see if this helps you out...http://mywebpages.comcast.net/joeyr76/pc/oespell.html


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It's driving me nuts! I'm using headphones and whenever I finish a spell check, I get that annoying - LOUD - beep in my ear! Ugh! I upgraded from 2010 starter to "non-commercial" version, but can't find anywhere how to turn that "feature" off! Please help! Thanks!

A:MS Word 2010 - How do I turn off Spell Check Sound?

Hi nicki,
You have to turn it off in your control panel instead of within Word. You don't say what version of Windows you have, but in Windows 7, you can go to Start Button/Control Panel and then choose Hardware and Sound. Under Sound, select Change system sounds. Select Asterisk (obvious, right? ) and change the sound to none. Then hit apply and ok and the sound should be gone. Hope that helps.

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All of a sudden my spell check has stopped working. I am using Office 2007. I showed to the technical staff members of my university but none of them could figure out as to what could be the reason.

In fact, three times, we deleted (uninstalled) the Office 2007 from the laptop and then installed but it did not solve the problem.

Some one suggested that I have to reload operating system-XP again. I was wondering if there could be another way to solve this problem without re-installing XP.

Fasi Rahman
[email protected]

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I would not dream of using Word without the benefit of its spell check. However, I get distracted and annoyed by the squiggly lines indicating possible errors. Is there a simple way I could turn it off completely, compose the document, and turn it on again for checking?


A:Solved: Microsoft Word 2000 spell check

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Is it possible to change Microsoft Word spellcheck from US English to British English? Can some help me out on this. Thanx

A:Changing Word 2010 spell check settings

I was going to originally copy and paste one of the replies found HERE, but a few of them contain some information you might be interested in to know about.

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The spell check feature no longer works in Word - Office 2007, running XP. I've checked all the usual places to correct it, rebooted, etc. It does still work in all my other apps.


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Wrote a real simple MS WORD document. Hit the 'SpellCheck' button. Dialog box comes up saying spell check complete. But I can seem some obvious error. Repeated tries do the same.

As far as I know I did not change anything except some WINDOWS Updates. No Office updates though.

Any suggestions?



A:Word 2003 Doesn't spell check anymore

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I have a document that word 2003 won't identify spelling mistakes, I know in the past I did skip or ignore some words - how can I undo this to make it check the document as if it was a new one? It works on other documents btw.

A:Solved: Problem with Spell Check in Word 2003

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Here is my situation- I want to be able to use both an english and Portuguese spell check on the same computer. I am currently using an enlish version of Word 2000 and hence an english spell check. I can select the Portuguese language in the drop down in Word, but all it does is -Not Underline- in red all the words that it doesn't recognize.

On another computer I have a Portuguese version of Word 2000 and it works just like its english counterpart (providing spelling error correction suggestions etc).

I have copies of both versions of Word.

I am not sure of the process of getting both "full packages" of spell check for the different languages to be accesible on the same computer.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,

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Recently I have had to remove the SysProtect pop up/Vundo Virus...everything seemed fine.
Then as I was spell checking a letter in Microsoft Word 2003, it kept saying I had spelled several words wrong that I knew were correct. (I'm not a great speller, but I know how to spell "available")
Upon closer inspection I see the spell check is checking in FRENCH?
I can find a way to change it. I'm thinking it's a side effect of my recent virus woes.

I'm open to suggestion here.

A:MS Office Word 2003 Spell Check FRENCH???

There are two things you could Try. Open Word, go to Tools, Language, Set Language and make sure French isn't chosen.
Also click on start. all programs, Microsoft Office Tools, Microsoft Office Language Setting. Make sure your default version is set to English. We had a problem recently with Asian Typography being installed. We found once we removed all Asian languages from the Enabled Language window it solved our problem. Possibly you might need to remove French from there if it is showing up?
Hope this helps.

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Just recently while doing a term paper I noticed that while I would spell a word wrong the MS word spell check wouldn't pick it up. I finally did a spell check and two messages came up informing me of an error in finding .dll's for the spell check and grammar. The dll's are:

MSSpell3.dll or mssp232.dll

Each message just simply stated cannot find the (dll) for .
What's happened and how do I fix it? Please if anyone can help I'm in desperate need of a fix soon, I have to hand in my term paper soon.

A:Microsoft word missing grammar/spell check .dlls

I'm having the same problem! My document was pasted from Publisher into Word 2002 (the spell check has never worked in Publisher -- which I don't care about). Other Word documents spell check just fine, but this one gets the same message that Christoph is getting.

HELP!!! It's my resume!

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Windows 2000 2003
Travels with file from computer to computer

Dictionary avail is only the system one.
The language options is only ENGLISH.
French is not even available for me to select.
I have a 4mb file with multiple headings, multiple topics, Thousands of hyperlinks.

I type status and info into each "topic" section, cut and paste from other files, and emails.

Hyperlind to file names.

I think it is related to a hyperlinked document name that starts with h3nnnn_-_all.pdf.

But, it will be checking spelling, and all of a sudden it will want to change normal english words to their French equivalent.

It complains there are too many spelling errors for it to check. I then created "my own library" to put all the technical terms in to reduce the number of errors. I put most of the english word errors that it wanted to convert to French into it, and that reduced the number of complaints, but it is amusing / annoying.

I cannot figure out how to find where the dictionary change is invoked within my file. Any ideas?

This might be related to my problem with the "too many edits problem" if that one is a heap problem. Don't know how to change the heap size of word 2000.

A:Word 2000 - Spell check switch between english and french on it's own

Hi Redsox2004,

Word documents, and different parts of a document, may be set in a different language (Tools / Set Language) than your default .

If you have copied from other documents then the copied text may be in another language.

You can set the text to not check spelling if it is causing you a problem, e.g. if you do not have the dictionary loaded for the language required. (same Tools / Set Language option).

You can see the language any text has been set in by looking in the status bar at the bottom of your screen.


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I have just purchased a new [refurbished] laptop with a licenced copy of Windows XP Professional SP3 pre-install [i.e. I do not have a Windows CD]. I have tried to install my Microsoft Office 2000 from CD but am unable to install the "Tools" [and therefore Word Spell Check] because I get the message "Window files must be installed for your installation to proceed. Insert your Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3 CD now".
It does not specify what element of service pack 3 is missing/required. I know that I could upgrate to a later version of Word but I have searched out a suitable refurbished laptop so that I can continue to use Windows XP and Microsoft Office 2000. [I know, I am a ludite!].
Any suggestion, please?

A:Microsoft Word 2000 & Windows XP Spell Check Problem

I've installed Office 2000 a few times, and it often calls for the operating system disk. You'll need to get a hold of one. Is there someone you can borrow it from?

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I want single digits that stand alone to get an underline (red or green, as if they were caught by spellcheck). So the number 24 would be fine, but just 7 or 0 would get an underline.

Example of what I'd like to get an underline: There are 7 people at the party.
What shouldn't get an underline: There are seven people at the party.
What also shouldn't get an underline: There are 77 people at the party.

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I am struggling to find the reason for a sudden take over by Spell Check in all programs with data input, including Word, Adobe Reader, Mozilla Thunderbird, and Open Office. As soon as I begin typing, spell check opens, even before finishing a word, and will not close until I close it with Task Manager. I have attempted the SFC /SCANNOW admin command (SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker) and generated a file attached. I have also tried uploading the System Update Readiness Tool. I have not done a System Restore. I am not a techie, but can follow directions if needed. Please help, if possible. OS=WIN 7 Home Premium 64bit on Asus A53E laptop.

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Hello -

I'm suddenly unable to perform spellcheck. I receive the error below:
"Cannot find the proofing tools for English (U.S.). Check your Office Language Preferences to see if the required proofing tools are installed."
Evidently, they are NOT. I have never removed them and cannot imagine why they would suddenly disappear. Seems I can only download 2013 and newer? I'm not certain what the proper fix is, if there is one.
Any guidance would be appreciated!
System info:
Microsoft Office Home & Student 2010
Windows 7

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I am uing Office2000. Recently, i noticed that the spell check in Microsoft WORDS2000 is missing. From then on, i have to be careful with my typing. Is there a way to fix this?

A:WORDS's spell check missing

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