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    For no apparent reason my outbound emails have started to show basic English words like "three" as being spelled wrong with the suggestion that it be replaced with "thréne". Checking the language I found that it had defaulted to French so I changed it to English UK clicked Apply then OK but it automatically defaults again to French. How can I rectify this error please. Using OE with XP 2003 SP3. Regards Dave. [attachment=84742:spell_checker_duff.png] [attachment=84743efaulti...o_French.png]
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    Select Start | Control Panel (in Windows)
    If you use category view, click Date, Time, Language and Regional Options, then click Regional and Language Options.
    If you use classic view, you can open Regional and Language Options directly.
    Make sure that English (UK) is specified in the Regional Options tab.
    Then activate the Languages tab, and click Details...
    Make sure that English (UK) is the default input language.

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    [quote name='HansV' post='785202' date='18-Jul-2009 17:57']Select Start | Control Panel (in Windows)
    If you use category view, click Date, Time, Language and Regional Options, then click Regional and Language Options.
    If you use classic view, you can open Regional and Language Options directly.
    Make sure that English (UK) is specified in the Regional Options tab.
    Then activate the Languages tab, and click Details...
    Make sure that English (UK) is the default input language.[/quote]

    Thanks Hans....did as you directed but the language still defaults to French..... Baffled. Dave.
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    Do you have problems with spell checking in Microsoft Word?

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    [quote name='HansV' post='785316' date='19-Jul-2009 21:17']Do you have problems with spell checking in Microsoft Word?[/quote]


    Thanks for the response Hans.... yes the spellchecker seems to be working fine in Word as the screen shot shows. Regards Dave. [attachment=84756:Spellchecker_OK.png]
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    This Google Search may hold some clues.
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    [quote name='Rebel' post='785330' date='20-Jul-2009 00:01']This Google Search may hold some clues.[/quote]


    Thanks Rebel BUT the link you pointed me to has caused more problems than I had before. I went to OE Spellchecker & downloaded the file which is said will solve the problem but now when I type an email and try to send it without hitting the Spelling tab the computer makes a sound like it is searching for the Microsoft 2000 disc, pops the error message on the screen [see below] and refuses to send it. If I insert the said CD it proceeds to spell check then send the email if no spelling mistakes are found. What puzzles me is why this crazy fault has suddenly occurred seeing I do not have the 2007 package which IS said to trigger this fault. Any further suggestions would be appreciated or else I will have (inconveniently) to type messages in a Word doc which does perform a spell check as I type then copy it into a blank email. [2 minutes later] .... I have just tried even that method and lo & behold, when I click the "Send" tab (without hitting the "Spelling" tab) a different message pops up saying; "The spell check was interrupted but do I still want to send it anyway?" Just about peeved off with this fault which developed out of the blue for no apparent reason. Regards Dave.
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    I think it's time to let a professional investigate your computer, I don't think we'll be able to solve this problem from a distance.

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    [quote name='HansV' post='785541' date='21-Jul-2009 11:52']I think it's time to let a professional investigate your computer, I don't think we'll be able to solve this problem from a distance.[/quote]


    Thanks anyway Hans.... it was worth a try...... how fickle these things are..... develop faults for no apparent reason. Regards Dave.
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    [quote name='Silver Fox' post='785556' date='21-Jul-2009 07:59']Thanks anyway Hans.... it was worth a try...... how fickle these things are..... develop faults for no apparent reason. Regards Dave.[/quote]

    There is a known problem that occurs when Office 2007 is installed. The spell checking files are not compatible with OE. OE is old and unsupported except for security changes. I recommend you look at Mail - Windows Live. It is the OE follow on product. The user interface is a little different than OE but mostly newer looking. It is a much better product than OE faster & more stable. Much less prone to the database issues that always seemed to plague OE.

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    [quote name='joeperez' post='785560' date='21-Jul-2009 13:22']There is a known problem that occurs when Office 2007 is installed. The spell checking files are not compatible with OE. OE is old and unsupported except for security changes. I recommend you look at Mail - Windows Live. It is the OE follow on product. The user interface is a little different than OE but mostly newer looking. It is a much better product than OE faster & more stable. Much less prone to the database issues that always seemed to plague OE.

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    Than you Joe. I had read about this anomaly with Office 2007 but can't ever remember updating from 2003 and as the
    attachment shows, I must be running 2003 so what has precipitated this fault I haven't a clue. Will look at the link you suggested when I get back from an appointment but am replying right away just to say thanks for your reply which seems to offer some hope after what Hans suggested about getting an expert to investigate the problem. A last resort as I'll do anything to avoid expense. Kind regards Dave.
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    [quote name='Silver Fox' post='785568' date='21-Jul-2009 09:07']I had read about this anomaly with Office 2007 but can't ever remember updating from 2003 and as the
    attachment shows, I must be running 2003 so what has precipitated this fault I haven't a clue. Will look at the link you suggested when I get back from an appointment but am replying right away just to say thanks for your reply which seems to offer some hope after what Hans suggested about getting an expert to investigate the problem.[/quote]

    Well, I don't know why it happened if you are running is Office 2003. Anyway, WLM should import all your email accounts and data when you install it. In my experience it was easy and painless.

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    [quote name='joeperez' post='785581' date='21-Jul-2009 10:41']Well, I don't know why it happened if you are running is Office 2003. Anyway, WLM should import all your email accounts and data when you install it. In my experience it was easy and painless.

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    I'll add to the mystery a little. I wasn't gonna jump in here, but since there seems to be some sort of issue with Word, OE and the French dictionary, I guess my situation is relevant. I'm running XP SP2, not fully patched and Office XP for students and teachers (Office 2002). For about a year now, I occasionally get a popup in Word telling me that the French Language Dictionary is not installed and asks if I want to install it. It seems to be related to holding down the shift key for an extended period (more than a couple seconds) and is intermittent. I've been ignoring it, but it seems it might be related to this situation as well and indicate that the "feature" goes back as far as Office 2002.

    I'm just wondering now if it could be related to an update or patch for either Windows or Office ??
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    [quote name='DocWatson' post='785612' date='21-Jul-2009 12:05']I'll add to the mystery a little. I wasn't gonna jump in here, but since there seems to be some sort of issue with Word, OE and the French dictionary, I guess my situation is relevant. I'm running XP SP2, not fully patched and Office XP for students and teachers (Office 2002). For about a year now, I occasionally get a popup in Word telling me that the French Language Dictionary is not installed and asks if I want to install it. It seems to be related to holding down the shift key for an extended period (more than a couple seconds) and is intermittent. I've been ignoring it, but it seems it might be related to this situation as well and indicate that the "feature" goes back as far as Office 2002.

    I'm just wondering now if it could be related to an update or patch for either Windows or Office ??[/quote]

    It certainly is possible. The only problem I've seen in searching around is when Office 2007 is installed and the prior Office version is uninstalled as part of the process. A different bug seems likely.

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    [quote name='joeperez' post='785686' date='22-Jul-2009 03:06']It certainly is possible. The only problem I've seen in searching around is when Office 2007 is installed and the prior Office version is uninstalled as part of the process. A different bug seems likely.

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    Hi again..... putting all those comments into the pot and bringing it to the boil leaves me totally bewildered as all the signs seem to point to 2007 as being the culprit but as I indicated I am still using 2003 so where the connection is I can't understand. I have noticed just now that the e-mail "Spelling" tab is grayed out so obviously does not activate when clicked and when I click the "Send" tab, the computer makes a sound indicating it is looking for a disc. Looks like I will have to revert to Hotmail or some other app. Thanks anyway. Dave. [attachment=84802:Greyed_out_1.png]
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