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Spelling checker does not run on message in Outlook Express 5
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For information about the differences between Microsoft Outlook Express and Microsoft Outlook e-mail clients, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/257824/EN-US/ )OL2000: Differences Between Outlook and Outlook Express
When you try to check the spelling in a message in Outlook Express 5, 5.01, or 5.5, you may receive the following error message:
When you click Send, and the Always check spelling before sending check box is selected in the Options dialog box, you may receive the following error message:
An error occurred while the spelling was being checked.
The spell check on this document was halted. Do you want to send anyway?
This behavior can occur if one of the following conditions is true:
Important This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322756/ )How to back up and restore the registry in Windows
To resolve this issue, use Registry Editor to verify that the value data in the SharedFilesDir registry value contains a trailing backslash:
The value data for the SharedFilesDir registry value should point to the folder that contains the Proof folder. The Proof folder contains the Csapi3t1.dll file.
In order for the Spelling checker to work, the software needs a dictionary to compare words against. However, Outlook Express is offered as a downloadable product, and it does not include its own dictionary. Outlook Express does can use another programs dictionary, such as Microsoft Word, to check the spelling of text. Without another program's dictionary to access, Outlook Express cannot use the spelling checker.
Article ID: 224176 - Last Review: May 7, 2007 - Revision: 3.3