How to Repair SpellCheck in Outlook Express?

Question

I read your article on the outlook express spell checker. I have a new dell inspiron with outlook express 6 and word perfect office 12. I tried reinstalling the word perfect so my spell checker in outlook would work. But it still doesn't. Any other suggestions?

Thank you

Answer

This question was answered on February 21, 2005. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Steps to Reinstall:

1 Open Windows Explorer and navigate to C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Proof

2 Delete the CSAPI3T1.DLL file if it is present If it's missing just proceed to the next step

3 Insert the Windows XP CD and close the window that opens if AutoRun is enabled

4 Click Start | Run and in the Open: box type msconfig and click OK

5 Click the Expand File.. button to open the Expand One File from Installation Source window.

6 Make the following entries in the Expand One File from Installation Source window

7 File to Restore: Enter CSAPI3T1.DLL

[Note: This entry must be hand typed rather than using the Browse File.. button]

8 Restore From: Enter G:\i386\CSAPI3T1.DL_ (Change the G in G:\ to the letter of your CD Drive)

[Note: This entry must be hand typed rather than using the Browse From.. button]

9 Save File In: Enter C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Proof

[Note: This entry can be made by using the Browse To.. button]

10 Click the Expand button There will be no outward indication that the procedure was successful The Expand One File from Installation Source window will close and you'll be returned to the System Configuration Utility window Click OK to close System Configuration Utility

11 Open Windows Explorer and again navigate to C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Proof

12 Find the file that was expanded, CSAPI3T1.DL_ , and rename it to CSAPI3T1.DLL

13 Launch Outlook Express and navigate to Tools | Options | Spelling tab Ensure there is a checkmark next to the Always Check Spelling Before Sending option

14 Reboot the system and check OE for proper spell checking functions

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Posted by Kera of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on February 21, 2005