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    From the most recent issue of Exchange Messaging Outlook Newsletter (this link is to an archive of old issues):

    Spell check doesn't work?

    We're seeing complaints that spell check doesn't seem to be functional in Outlook 2007. The users are reporting that after running spell check, either manually or automatically, a dialog reports that spell check is complete, but the spelling errors are not corrected.

    Assuming the spell check options are set correctly, this is caused by one two possible issues. The first is that you are typing in the signature field. You can confirm this by right clicking on the misspellings - if you see the signature selector, you're typing in it. The fix is to add 2 dashes (--) as the first line of every signature so you can see where the signature begins and type above it.

    The second cause is an errant registry key. Delete or rename HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Shared Tools\ProofingTools\1.0\Override\en-US. I don't know why this key gets created, but deleting it should fix the problem.

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    [quote name='joeperez' post='779405' date='11-Jun-2009 13:16']...this is caused by one two possible issues. The first is that you are typing in the signature field. You can confirm this by right clicking on the misspellings - if you see the signature selector, you're typing in it. The fix is to add 2 dashes (--) as the first line of every signature so you can see where the signature begins and type above it.[/quote]
    We have some users that use their signature as a sort of template which they type in the middle of. Unfortunately, in Word 2007 the signature is marked for no proofing and although this can be removed in code, it's very difficult to find a stable and effective and non-annoying way to do it. So users have to type a bit extra to compensate for the missing top part of their template...

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