I recently updated the version of Microsoft Office on my computer and learned that my spell checker was no longer working! Usually, it automatically shows me misspelled words immediately if I typed them incorrectly, however, after the update, nothing was indicated.
Even if I ran the spelling checker manually, it would complete without marking or correcting any of the misspelled words! Annoying! After doing some research, I found a couple of possible solutions. You may encounter this problem in Word 2007, 2010, 2013 or 2016.
Method 1: enable proofreading in Word
Since Outlook uses Microsoft Word for spell checking, you need to make sure that spell checking works in Word first.
In previous versions of Word, click the round Office icon in the upper left, then click Word options .
click on Proofing and make sure the box Check spelling as you type is checked in Spelling and grammar correction in section Word .
If the newer versions of Office, click File and then on Options . You also have the option to check the grammar along with the spelling if you wish.
Once done, click on Additional components and then select Disabled items from the dropdown menu Manage down. Then click on the button Go .
Make sure that Proofing is not disabled. If it appears in the list of disabled items, be sure to turn it back on.
Method 2 – Delete registry key
If that method didn't work, you may need to try a different approach. You can do this by deleting a registry key that will not adversely affect Word or Office programs.
Go to the following registry key:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER Software Microsoft Office 12.0 Word
Depending on the version of Word you have, it may or may not be 12.0. Delete the whole key of Word . When you reopen Word, all the keys and subkeys will be recreated for you. Also, restart Windows after deleting the key.
This should eventually solve the spell check problem. If not, you can access the following key:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER Software Microsoft Shared Tools Proofing Tools 1.0 Override
Just delete the button Override . In regular versions of Office, you don't need this key at all, so safe to remove.
Method 3 – Repair Office
If none of these worked for you and Outlook still doesn't spell correctly, you can try to repair the installation. can do this by going to Control Panel, Add / Remove Programs or Programs and featuresby clicking Microsoft Office and then clicking Change .
Then choose the option of repair and allow the program to repair the installation. In newer versions of Office, you can choose between a quick repair and an online repair, the latter more complete. It may take some time to complete the repair. When finished, be sure to restart your computer.
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