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Sapperbro
06-07-2010, 05:54 PM
Was able to buy a legit copy of Office Enterprise 2007 just before retiring from my civilian job in Defence. Installed it, but didn't like the new learning curve it entailed from Office 2003. I kicked it out and went back to Office 2003. My wife still uses 2003 on the #2 computer. However, everyone seems to have bought new systems with Office 2007 on them, so I get many .docx files to process. Reluctently I have reinstalled Office 2007 back on the #1 computer. I have a problem in Word 7, and manuals I've bought together with the Help system are of no help at all with this problem. My custom dictionary is English(New Zealand). When I get red underlined words in a document (not in dictionary) right clicking them brings up some options. The one to "add to dictionary" is greyed out. For the life of me I can't find the place to turn it on. Can anyone out there help please?

CYaBro
06-07-2010, 06:18 PM
Click on the Windows logo orb thing at the top left and go to Word Options.
Have a look under Proofing - Custom Dictionaries and make sure there is a custom.dic on the list and that it is ticked.
If not then add one.

pctek
06-07-2010, 06:34 PM
However, everyone seems to have bought new systems with Office 2007 on them, so I get many .docx files to process. Reluctently I have reinstalled Office 2007

I just went and installed this instead:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=941b3470-3ae9-4aee-8f43-c6bb74cd1466&displaylang=en

decibel
06-07-2010, 06:46 PM
However, everyone seems to have bought new systems with Office 2007 on them, so I get many .docx files to process.

Actually, you could have installed this - http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=941B3470-3AE9-4AEE-8F43-C6BB74CD1466&displaylang=en

Sapperbro
06-07-2010, 08:51 PM
Thank you Cyabro,
Had done all that already, but it doesn't fix the greyed-out problem. To all the others, I downloaded that programme some time ago but it never worked. A hellishingly large file.

pctek
07-07-2010, 07:39 AM
To all the others, I downloaded that programme some time ago but it never worked.

Really? It should. I didn't download any other updates or patches, just that and straight away I was able to open thm.

mzee
10-07-2010, 10:09 PM
I opened a docx file with Open Office.

Rod J
11-07-2010, 01:17 AM
+1 for OpenOffice :)