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Question: I have Outlook Express for my e-mail. I can not turn on my spell checker. It is on my tool bar, but not turned on. I have gone to Tools, Options, but have no speller tab. How do I turn on spell checker? Thanks…
- Marie

Carey’s Response:

While the feature has a spot reserved in the settings of Outlook Express, spellcheck is not actually included in the program. It does not have a dictionary of its own and must borrow the feature from other Microsoft products with spell-checkers. If you don’t have something such as Word installed, Outlook Express shows the spell check as disabled and greyed out. One solution is to install a third-party spell-checker, such as Spell Checker for Edit Boxes (http://www.quinion.com/mqa/spell.htm), SpellChecker (http://www.spellchecker.com) or MicroSpell (http://www.microspell.com). You can also look online at places such as SpellCheck.net (http://www.spellcheck.net).

Thanks for writing!

Carey

Carey Holzman owns and operates Discount Computer Repair (602-527-9723) in Phoenix, Arizona, where he offers repairs, upgrades, custom built PCs and network wiring at highly competitive pricing. His networking tips have appeared in David Strom’s book, The Home Networking Survival Guide (McGraw/Hill), and his own book on PC maintenance is currently available at local book stores, amazon.com or directly through him. His free informative web site can be found at http://www.careyholzman.com. Donate $30 to help maintain his site and you’ll get a free autographed copy of his book. Carey can be reached directly at carey@careyholzman.com.


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Finding The Missing Outlook Spell Checker
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Carey Holzman owns and operates Discount Computer Repair (602-527-9723) in Phoenix, Arizona, where he offers repairs, upgrades, custom built PCs and network wiring at highly competitive pricing. His networking tips have appeared in David Strom's book, The Home Networking Survival Guide (McGraw/Hill), and his own book on PC maintenance is currently available at local book stores, amazon.com or directly through him. His free informative web site can be found at http://www.careyholzman.com. Donate $30 to help maintain his site and you'll get a free autographed copy of his book. Carey can be reached directly at carey@careyholzman.com.

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