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Cannot use my French spellchecker on Word any more
Thread poster: Red Cat Studios

Red Cat Studios
United Kingdom
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English to French
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Mar 16, 2003

After a crash, I had to change my hard drive and re-install all my system (software, folders, files, etc.). I\'ve used only original disks to re-install the Office package, but still my Word is not working properly, as I cannot use my French spellchecker any more (the English on is fine). I\'ve tried to delete and re-setup the software, but still nothing good for my French spellchecker.



Does anyone have a particular knowledge about fixing this problem and is keen to share?



In advance thank you all for your time and good spirit.



Dan LP


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Jerzy Czopik  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 17:16
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What kind of Word? Mar 16, 2003

Could it be that you use an english Word version, and previous you had a french Word installed on your system, but now didn´t install one version over the other?

With just the information you gave I cannot think about any solution - I need further details.



But regardless the reason for your problem you could purchase a Proofing Tool Kit for Office, which includes over 40 languages - it works very fine, I´m using it since Office 2000.



Regards

Jerzy


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Red Cat Studios
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MS Office 2000 English Mar 17, 2003

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On 2003-03-16 23:18, JCzopik wrote:

Could it be that you use an english Word version, and previous you had a french Word installed on your system, but now didn´t install one version over the other?

With just the information you gave I cannot think about any solution - I need further details.





It\'s MS Office 2000 English - the same I was using before crash. After installing the new hard drive, I have re-installed the original package of software.



Thank you for your time and advice. I\'ll have a look to the Office Resources Kit, but in the meantime if you have any tricks for Word 2000 (English), I would appreciate. Tanks.



Dan LP

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Bruno Magne  Identity Verified
Local time: 14:16
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L'installation n'est pas totalement automatisée Mar 17, 2003

Bonjour, Dan



Mon expérience personnelle m\'amontré qu\'au moment d\'installer l\'application, seul le vérificateur anglais est installé. Un simple test:



ouvrir un fichier en français et lancer la correction. En principe, un message devrait apparaître disant que l\'outil de vérification n\'est pas installé et demandant si l\'utilisateur désire l\'installer. Il suffit de dire oui. Ce message apparaît lors de la première demande d\'utilisation.



Autre suggestion: lancer la fonction Ajouter ou Enlever des applications et choisir le Microsoft Office. Le vérificateur français (orthographe, synonymes et grammaire) doit se trouver dans la rubrique Microsoft Office Proofing Tools.



Amicalement

Bruno Magne

Porto Alegre - Brésil


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Harry Bornemann  Identity Verified
Mexico
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maybe the settings of the user dictionary Mar 17, 2003

It reminds me to a problem I had with Word 97 and XP installed on the same PC: in the Options dialog for the dictionary, you can choose the language.

The English spelling checker only worked, when I set the language to \"none\".



(Maybe your UI is named differently, I just guessed it by translating from German.)



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Deborah Shannon  Identity Verified
Germany
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Enable multiple languages Mar 17, 2003

Dan, I\'ve just been through this with a new Windows 2000 installation. The English version of Office 2000 definitely comes with French and Spanish proofing tools so no need to buy proofing tools separately.



Maybe, as you\'ve reinstalled, you just need to reconfigure your system for multilingual support?



I found instructions in Word Help (under \"editing texts in other languages\"). There\'s a setting that needs to be activated in Windows to enable support for other languages. After that, the specific proofing tools can be set up in Office (I seem to remember being prompted for the disks at that stage.)



Hope it does the trick!





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xxxTransflux
Local time: 17:16
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install all options Mar 17, 2003

Hi there

I had a similar crash just a few months ago and had to start from scratch. When you install 2000 make sure you install the french spellchecker by going to custom, otherwise you only get the basics.

Cheers


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Jerzy Czopik  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 17:16
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Multiple languages Mar 17, 2003

Use a tool from the folder \"Microsoft Office Tools\" (via Start - Programms) called \"Microsoft Office XP language settings\". There you can define the active languages for your office package.

Even my german Word has French spell checking.



Nevertheless I would recommend you the Proofing Tool Kit, as it works very good.



Jerzy


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sylver  Identity Verified
Local time: 00:16
English to French
Proofing kit Mar 20, 2003

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On 2003-03-17 18:43, JCzopik wrote:



Nevertheless I would recommend you the Proofing Tool Kit, as it works very good.



Jerzy



Hi Jerzy,



What is the more to the proofing kit then just spellchecking? Is the spell checking more advanced? I would be interested to know your opinion on that one.

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