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    disable spell checker (Word97)

    I want to disable the spell checker in Word97 on a standalone laptop computer. I ran setup and removed the components, but still the spell checker works? I've installed on a clean Windows98 machine to test again and this is what I did...

    Installed Office97 Pro

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    Re: disable spell checker (Word97)

    "Disable" as you type? If so, click Tools, then Options, and then uncheck "check spelling as you type."

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    Re: disable spell checker (Word97)

    No I mean disable completely, as in remove, so that a student using the computer for a written exam can't use the spell checker.

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    Re: disable spell checker (Word97)

    got it sorted now... the set of files with a .lex file extension are what make the spell checking work. Deleting these from the local drive stops the spell check working.

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    Re: disable spell checker (Word97)

    Beware! <img src=/S/lex.gif border=0 alt=lex width=16 height=16> doesn't approve of deleting .Lex files! <img src=/S/warts.gif border=0 alt=warts width=59 height=24>

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    Re: disable spell checker (Word97)

    why?

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    Re: disable spell checker (Word97)

    Hold your cursor over the picture <img src=/S/lex.gif border=0 alt=lex width=16 height=16> & you'll see why. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

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    Re: disable spell checker (Word97)

    I see, obviously I'm not up with the in jokes and personalities on this forum!

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    Re: disable spell checker (Word97)

    Hold your cursor over what picture <img src=/S/scratch.gif border=0 alt=scratch width=25 height=29>

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    Re: disable spell checker (Word97)

    Hi Mike:
    In my post above, you should see a small lizard right after the word "picture". That is what you hold you're cursor on.
    Cheers,

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