MS Word: Can't check spelling in Spanish
Thread poster: Karin Kutscher

Karin Kutscher  Identity Verified
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May 21, 2004

I've reinstalled MS Office 97 (my favorite Word version), and now I can't run the Spanich spellchecker in Word (it does work for English, though). I get an error message saying that it can't find the Spanish dictionaries.

Karin


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Judy Rojas  Identity Verified
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You need to reinstal May 21, 2004

Karin Kutscher wrote:

I've reinstalled MS Office 97 (my favorite Word version), and now I can't run the Spanich spellchecker in Word (it does work for English, though). I get an error message saying that it can't find the Spanish dictionaries.

Karin

Hi Karin:

You need to reinstall the software, but this time choose "Personalized" instead of "Standard" installation. Then you need to specify "Install in my PC" or something like that for the spell checker. Give me a call and I will happily walk you through the process.
Regards,
Ricardo


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Anjo Sterringa  Identity Verified
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make sure the files are in 'proof' May 23, 2004

I just had a similar problem. I lost my Dutch spell checker when my harddisk crashed.
Try to locate (your old) mssp3_ES or msgr_ES named files (anything with ES and 'LEX' below it, that are probably in a directory: common files/microsoft/proofing.

I found them on my back up hard disk, copied them to the HD I am working on now.

First try: no luck. Then it asked for the CD, which I inserted (don't know if it did anything) but then it seemed to get its act together and the spell checker was found. Beats me - but it worked (this all in version 2000).

You are probably going to tell me this is not a very scientific approach, but it is the way I muddled through it.

Good luck.


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Karin Kutscher  Identity Verified
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Thanks! :) May 24, 2004

Anjo Sterringa wrote:

Good luck.


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