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    Excel spell checker location (Office97SR2b)

    Hi

    in excel my spell checkers not working.
    Any ideas on the location to set the spell checker within the excel application itself (like you can do in word)
    Any ideas where the spell checker files are located on winNT4.0 for excel
    eg words spell checker is located c:Program FilesCommon FilesMicrosoft SharedProof

    many thanks Diana

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    Re: Excel spell checker location (Office97SR2b)

    The spell check files are shared by all Office programs.

    Perhaps OFF97: Error Message When You Try to Check Spelling, or Misspellings Are Not Corrected will help.

    You could also try to re-install Office 97 (without uninstalling for a start)

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    Re: Excel spell checker location (Office97SR2b)

    thanks Hans. i'll have a look. again thanks Diana

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    Re: Excel spell checker location (Office97SR2b)

    hey Hans

    I applied the fixes suggested on the ms-website without any luck.
    the error messages displayed are:
    'Cannot initialize spelling checker' & 'cannot locate Main Dictionary'.

    I might see if its a corrupt registry setting or missing on these pc's displaying these error messages.
    any ideas if registry exists for excels spell checker?
    Diana

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    Re: Excel spell checker location (Office97SR2b)

    Hello Diana,

    MSKB article OFF97: Error Messages When You Attempt to Run the Spelling Checker contains some info on registry settings related to spell checking.

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    Re: Excel spell checker location (Office97SR2b)

    many thanks for the direction Hans.

    in the ms-article the fix was 1033
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftShared ToolsProofing ToolsSpelling1033Normal]
    "Engine"="C:Program FilesCommon FilesMicrosoft SharedProofMSSP232.DLL"
    "Dictionary"="C:Program FilesCommon FilesMicrosoft SharedProofMSSP2_EA.LEX"

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftShared ToolsProofing ToolsSpelling1033NormalClients]
    "C:Program FilesCommon FilesMicrosoft SharedProofMSSP232.DLL"=""

    however I discovered our pcs actually are using 3081:
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftShared ToolsProofing ToolsSpelling3081Normal]
    "Engine"="C:Program FilesCommon FilesMicrosoft SharedProofMSSP232.DLL"
    "Dictionary"="C:Program FilesCommon FilesMicrosoft SharedProofMSSP2_EA.LEX"

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftShared ToolsProofing ToolsSpelling3081NormalClients]
    "C:Program FilesCommon FilesMicrosoft SharedProofMSSP232.DLL"=""

    Therefore we rolled out & updated both 1033 & 3081 registry items.
    again thanks Hans

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    Re: Excel spell checker location (Office97SR2b)

    Hi Diana,

    That figures: 3081 is Australian English, while 1033 is US English.

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