The Office 2003 spelling checker incorrectly identifies the word "Iqaluit" as misspelled

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Symptoms
When you type Iqaluit in a Microsoft Office 2003 program, the Office 2003 spelling checker incorrectly identifies this word as misspelled. If you right-click Iqaluit, the word "Iqualuit" appears as a suggested spelling.

Note Iqaluit is the capital city of Nunavut Territory, Canada.
Resolution
This problem was first fixed in a hotfix that is now contained in a service pack. If you installed the latest Office 2003 service pack, you do not have to install the hotfix.

Service pack information

This problem is corrected in Office 2003 Service Pack 2.

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Office 2003. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
870924 How to obtain the latest service pack for Office 2003

Hotfix information

How to obtain the hotfix

This issue is fixed in the Microsoft Office 2003 post-Service Pack 1 Hotfix Package that is dated October 15, 2004. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
887570 Description of the Microsoft Office 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: October 15, 2004
Status
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section. This problem was first corrected in Office 2003 Service Pack 2.
Properties

Article ID: 887571 - Last Review: 01/15/2015 16:22:23 - Revision: 5.0

  • Microsoft Office Professional Edition 2003
  • Microsoft Office Small Business Edition 2003
  • Microsoft Office Access 2003
  • Microsoft Office OneNote 2003
  • Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003
  • Microsoft Office Outlook 2003
  • Microsoft Office Publisher 2003
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