OLEXP: Error Message: An Error Occurred While the Spelling Was Being Checked

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Article ID: 253351 - View products that this article applies to.
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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:
257824 OL2000: Differences Between Outlook and Outlook Express
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SYMPTOMS

When you attempt to use Outlook Express to check the spelling of an e-mail message, the spelling checker may not work and you may receive the following error message:
An error occurred while the spelling was being checked.

CAUSE

This issue can occur if you are not using a Microsoft 32-bit spelling checker.

Outlook Express does not support 3rd-party office or word processing spelling checkers.

RESOLUTION

To resolve this issue, install or reinstall a program that includes a 32-bit spelling checker, such as Microsoft Works 4.5, Microsoft Office 7.0 for Windows 95 or Microsoft Office 97 programs: Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft PowerPoint or later versions.

For additional information, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
224176 Cannot Spell Check Messages in Outlook Express 5
178238 Spell Checker or Custom Dictionary Errors

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Article ID: 253351 - Last Review: January 27, 2007 - Revision: 1.2
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Outlook Express 5.5
  • Microsoft Outlook Express 5.01 Service Pack 2
  • Microsoft Outlook Express 5.5
  • Microsoft Outlook Express 5.01 Service Pack 1
  • Microsoft Outlook Express 5.0
  • Microsoft Outlook Express 5.5
  • Microsoft Outlook Express 5.01
  • Microsoft Outlook Express 5.0
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