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    Outlook 2003 Spellcheck (2003 11.6568.6568)

    When I spell check it always try
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    Re: Outlook 2003 Spellcheck (2003 11.6568.6568)

    Could it be a grammar issue rather than a spelling issue? What happens if you uncheck the box for "Check grammar with spelling" (Tools>Options..., Spelling & Grammar tab)?

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    Re: Outlook 2003 Spellcheck (2003 11.6568.6568)

    Did you ever get an answer to this? I just discovered the issue. One side note - I use rtf as my default email format. Using either rtf or plain text, "Mr." does not get flagged. It only happens with HTML which is of course the default format for Outlook 2003.

    I have a growing list of issues with html as the default.
    Don't have 'send as hyperlink' when sending attachment
    Hyperlinks do not work/can't be tested until you send
    Now it flags "Mr."

    The problem with changing to rtf is that users are used to having attachments as a separate line in their email and not embedded in the message.

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    Re: Outlook 2003 Spellcheck (2003 11.6568.6568)

    I do not have an answer for you , at least not yet, but I can tell you that I use Outlook 2003 and HTML and
    1) My hyperlinks work, I have to do a ctrl+click to activate
    2) Spell checking does not flag Mr.
    3) Spell checking does not mess with e-mail addresses
    It suggests that settings are an issue. I do have check spelling with grammar active.

    I have not yet checked "send as a hyperlink."

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    Re: Outlook 2003 Spellcheck (2003 11.6568.6568)

    The setting difference is that you are using Word as the email editor and I am not. We have a third party add-in that doesn't play well with Word as the editor.

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    Re: Outlook Spellcheck (2003 & 2002)

    Today I finally became irritated enough with Outlook's insistence on flagging every instance of "Mr." as needing a period, that I ran a search for this problem in the Lounge, and discovered this thread. Both Outlook 2002, which I use here at work, and Outlook 2003, which I use at home, insist on adding that extra period after Mr.

    I've always followed the advice to NOT use Word as my email editor, so I'm surprised to see that proposed as a way to avoid Outlook insisting on flagging Mr. as misspelled. Is there no other way to avoid this issue?
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    Re: Outlook Spellcheck (2003 & 2002)

    Have you tried adding "Mr" to the personal dictionary?

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    Re: Outlook Spellcheck (2003 & 2002)

    Dave, yes, the trick is to add "Mr", "i.e", e.g", etc., into the dictionary.

    I'm kind of guessing, but I think the problem is that when you use the built-in Outlook editor, the MS proofing tools treat any instance of a period followed by a space as the end of a sentence - therefore to check spelling they parse words like "Mr. " into Mr" and, my personal favorite, "i.e. " into "i.e".
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    Re: Outlook Spellcheck (2003 & 2002)

    I did add "Mr" to my personal dictionary at home, where I use Office 2003, but that didn't work. Outlook still picks up only the first two characters of "Mr." and offers to add an additional period.

    However, at work I do want to be able to catch any instances where I might forget the period after Mr, so I don't want to add it to my personal dictionary at work, where we use Office XP, so I can't say whether that might work for Outlook 2002..
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