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04-01-2010, 05:20 PM
I am using XP Pro as my OS and recently installed Office 7. My email programme is Outlook Express and all my spelling checks for emails are defaulting to a French Dictionary. I have gone through all sources and have either English (NZ) or English International installed as the defaults. I can't find any controls withing Outlook Express to direct the spelling so can only assume that an outside source is providing the spelling check dictionary. Any suggestions/help please.

04-01-2010, 05:37 PM
Outlook Express doesn't actually have a spell check, its comes from Office.

Try this --Open Word. Click on the orb ( file) go to Word Options -Proofing - custom Dictionary button, there you can change it to what ever you want.

04-01-2010, 09:30 PM
Thankyou Wainuitech,
I'm considering a bigger hammer. Went into Word as per your suggestion and all things were OK for English NZ. The French mode did not have an option to turn off or on and the three option available didn't make any sense.

Speedy Gonzales
04-01-2010, 09:34 PM
Use the spell check in the 1st post instead (http://blogs.msdn.com/dgoldman/archive/2007/01/03/how-to-fix-the-outlook-express-spelling-checker-when-the-french-dictionary-is-the-only-dictionary.aspx). Or read the rest of the threads

04-01-2010, 09:44 PM
and the three option available didn't make any sense. Three options ????? LOT more than 3 (http://www.imagef1.net.nz/files/Dict.jpg) From the Dictionary language -- BUT speedys link to the OE Dictionary plug in works as well.

05-01-2010, 09:13 AM
I was referring to the French mode drop box under the Dictionaries list Button in regard to the three options. Have downloaded the SpellOE file and will install in 5. Let you know the outcome.

05-01-2010, 09:37 AM
Thank you Speedy. Seems to work a treat. Dont understand your ref to the first post but the link worked OK.