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    NewbieO97
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    Word 97 Thesaurus Problem (Word 97 sr-1)

    I haveWindows 98 SE with Office 97 Standard loaded. My thesaurus does not work in Word. I can get to it, but there are never any synonyms offered. I have the same version Word on another Windows 98 computer, and the thesaurus works fine. Any suggestions that do not involve changing the registry?

    Thanks

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    Re: Word 97 Thesaurus Problem (Word 97 sr-1)

    Try this

    1. With the Word 97 or Office 97 CD, run setup and select add/remove programs. Remove (uninstall) the Proofing tools, all of them. They are part of office tools.
    Remove spell checker, Thesaurus, etc.
    When done, exit setup.
    2. Then with Windows Explorer, locate the Proof folder:
    C:Program FilesCommon FilesMicrosoft SharedProof
    Rename the Proof folder to Old_Proof .
    3. Return to the Word 97 or Office 97 CD setup process and again select add/remove programs and then re-install the proofing tools.

    This should do it. Step 2 is improtant.

    Bob_D

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    Re: Word 97 Thesaurus Problem (Word 97 sr-1)

    Thanks for the help. It worked just like you said, except that I had to do the reinstall a second time to install Spell Checker.

    I assume that I can now trash Old_Proof, correct?

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    Re: Word 97 Thesaurus Problem (Word 97 sr-1)

    <I assume that I can now trash Old_Proof, correct? >
    Correct. Assuming that none of you user file were put in the folder.

    Before deleting folders I always check to make sure that nothing accidentally got placed there.

    Thans for the feedback.

    Bob_D

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