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    Forced Spell Check (Outlook 2003)

    Hi folks,

    Seems as though our System administrators have seen fit to lock down the mail format we compose in. In doing so, they also locked down whether or not we could turn off spell check, so now we're in HTML format and I'm being forced to spell check before sending every message. It's driving me batty..... I have always left it off.

    So is there any way around this - a reg hack? I'm a local admin to my machine, so if there is a way to override it locally, let me know. Thanks.

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    Re: Forced Spell Check (Outlook 2003)

    If the admins are just following a company directive, you could get yourself in big trouble (i.e. disciplinary action all the way to termination) by trying to work around or disable the settings. That being said you could run gpedit.msc and look around for Office/Outlook settings. I'd recommend trying to get them to change it for you.

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    Re: Forced Spell Check (Outlook 2003)

    Amen to what <!profile=joeperez>joeperez<!/profile> said on the company rules side....

    A workaround is to get really generous with the "add to my personal dictionary" option on the spell check. After a while, you won't even notice it's there. <img src=/S/wink.gif border=0 alt=wink width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Forced Spell Check (Outlook 2003)

    Did they disable the Cancel/Close button in the spelling dialog? Usually one well-time Esc and the message is on its way, typos and all. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Forced Spell Check (Outlook 2003)

    I have to agree with my peers, about living with spell check. A little while back I was sending a message and blew threw a suggested correction on the word "its". I don't type very well, transpositions and double keyed letters are particular problems; you can guess the rest.
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    Re: Forced Spell Check (Outlook 2003)

    The problem is - I work on a Help Desk. I send 30-40 emails out of another program (TrackIt) a day. It creates the email with the work order in it - and then I hit send to send to the user. Not so bad before - but now it wants to spell check all of these emails that really don't need any spell check. 40 times a day hitting "Cancel", "Yes" gets very tedious. In addition I have regular email to do (another 20-30 a day). I may ask the admins - but things are very slow to happen. THey put the restriction on mail format into place to control size of emails, and I don't think they realized they also restricted the ability to turn off spell check.

    I'm the kind of person who likes a good user experience and figuring out the shortest way to do things - and leaving this on and forcing two extra mouse clicks on me just grates on me to no end. I'm an excellent speller and I don't have need for the spell checker - which is why it was always off before.

    So if I can't get the admins to change it, yes I want to find a way around it because it's more than annoying, it slows me down - that's important when you're on a help desk and taking lots of calls in a row.

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