How can I make my spell checkwork in Qutlook Express while running Office 97 in XP OS?


My spell check has never worked on Outlook Express even though I have Microsoft Office 97 installed on the computer. I cannot find any means in OE to correct this problem. I am running XP.


This question was answered on February 20, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

How To: Fix spell checking in Outlook Express 6 If you are running Windows XP as you say you are and are also using Microsoft Office 97, you may find that spell checking does not work in Outlook Express 6.0 When you try to spell check a message, you receive the message "an error occurred whilst the spelling was being checked" The cause of this problem is a missing file which Outlook Express requires Solution Obtain a copy of the file csapi3t1.dll and place it in the folder "Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Proof" Copies of this file may be extracted from the file in an Internet Explorer 5.0 or 5.5 distribution set, the file on a Windows 98 CD, or the file on a Windows Me CD A copy may also be downloaded by clicking on this link. Note: the spell checker will only work if you have a recent version of Microsoft Office

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Posted by Ileen of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on February 20, 2003