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    Check Spelling As you Type not working (Word97/SR2)

    Hi, I wonder if someone can offer some advice for a very irritating problem that I just can't work out. By default I have by "Check Spelling As You Type" turned on In Tools, Options, Spelling & Grammar. However, a few weeks ago I noticed that I'd mistyped a word and the red squiggle didn't appear. When I checked my setting the tick had been removed. I ticked it again and exited Word to update my normal.dot. When I loaded Word again it worked fine. However the following day the same thing had happened again. Even though my normal.dot is updated a reboot of my PC always turns this off. I checked the registry key HKEY_CURRENT_USERsoftwaremicrosoftoffice8.0wordopt ionsAUTOSPELL and it is set to 1, then once I have rebooted it changes itself to 0. I can't for the life of me work out how to stop this. I wouldn't mind but I'm an atrocious speller and rely on my spell checker.

    Any help gratefully received

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    Re: Check Spelling As you Type not working (Word97/SR2)

    Is this at your workplace? In that case the network administrator may have installed a policy that resets the AutoSpell option when you reboot the computer.

    You might try the following:
    1. <LI>Start Word.
      <LI>Activate the Visual Basic Editor (Tools/Macro/Visual Basic Editor... or Alt+F11).
      <LI>Make sure the Project Explorer is visible (View/Project Explorer or Ctrl+R).
      <LI>Select Normal in the Project Explorer.
      <LI>Select Insert/Module.
      <LI>Type the following macro:

      Sub AutoExec()
      With Options
      .CheckSpellingAsYouType = True
      .CheckGrammarAsYouType = True
      End With
      End Sub

      <LI>Save Normal.dot (File/Save Normal or Ctrl+S or click the Save button).
    See if this solves your problem.

    Note: if you already have an AutoExec macro in Normal.dot, add the body of the above macro to the existing AutoExec instead of creating a new macro.

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    Re: Check Spelling As you Type not working (Word97/SR2)

    Hans, thank you so much for your advice. The policy is the answer - unfortunately our policy editor is doing strange things at the moment and I cannot get it changed, however I have created the AutoExec macro and done a couple of reboots and that's doing the trick. thanks ever so much

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    Re: Check Spelling As you Type not working (Word97/SR2)

    Hi Laura:
    Just thought I'd add something because I know how frustrating it can be. All my options were reset every time I rebooted where I work. What you can do is to record a macro where you do the following:
    1. First go to Tools/Options... & make a change one each tab that you don't want.
    2. Do the same thing under Tools/AutoCorrect...
    3. Then record a macro where you go back to both those dialog boxes & change everything back to the way you want.
    4. Stop the recorder.
    5. Name the macro AutoExec & save it in a template that you put in the startup folder.

    Now, every time you start Word, it will reset your options to how you like them.
    Cheers,

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    Re: Check Spelling As you Type not working (Word97/SR2)

    Thanks Phil - I'll try that as well.

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