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For a Microsoft Word 2002 version of this article, see 287635. For a Microsoft Word 97 version of this article, see 297406.
When you try to check the spelling of your Word document by using a Visual Basic for Applications macro, Word may indicate an incorrect number of misspelled words.
For more information about an example macro to check the spelling of your Word document, in the Visual Basic Editor, click Microsoft Visual Basic Help on the Help menu, type spellingerrors in the Office Assistant or the Answer Wizard, and then click Search to view the topic.
This problem can occur if the misspelled word or words contain characters that are not letters; for example, an asterisk (*), a less-than sign (<), or a greater-than sign (>).
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Microsoft Office 2000. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
276367 OFF2000: How to Obtain the Latest Office 2000 Service Pack
IMPORTANT: Before you install Microsoft Office 2000 Service Pack 3 (SP-3), you must have Microsoft Office 2000 Service Release 1/1a (SR-1/SR-1a) installed first. To obtain Office 2000 Service Release 1/1a (SR-1/SR-1a), click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
245025 OFF2000: How to Obtain and Install Microsoft Office 2000 Service Release 1/1a (SR-1/SR-1a)
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article. This problem was first corrected in the Microsoft Word 2000 Security Update: Macro Vulnerability.