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Xp Home vs Office '97 - No custom.dic

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Anonymous
December 17, 2004 1:12:51 PM

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I installed Office 97 on my son's XP Home laptop.
He's not an admin (no way Jose!). I did find the KB
article on how to get spelling and grammar working; but
he still has a problem with the custom dictionary.
The "add" option is greyed out in the spell pop-up menu.

A KB article says to make the system's custom.dic and parent directory
RW. I did that. But it still doesn't work. The property tabs
have read-only unchecked; but the menu still has "add" greyed
out and if I open custom.dic manually the window header says RO.

I tried specifying a local copy in his D&S directory but that
doesn't work either. Word seems to want ot use the system custom.dic.
(Probably a cockpit error but the interface is a bit confusing)

I suspect some sort of permissions problem but I don't know how to
get to them in XP home.

Any ideas guys?

/dan

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Anonymous
December 17, 2004 1:58:37 PM

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You might want to check the link below for some pretty good information on
spellcheck:
http://michaelstevenstech.com/spellcheck.htm

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Michael Solomon MS-MVP
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"Daniel Ganek" <ganek@comcast.net> wrote in message
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>I installed Office 97 on my son's XP Home laptop.
> He's not an admin (no way Jose!). I did find the KB
> article on how to get spelling and grammar working; but
> he still has a problem with the custom dictionary.
> The "add" option is greyed out in the spell pop-up menu.
>
> A KB article says to make the system's custom.dic and parent directory
> RW. I did that. But it still doesn't work. The property tabs
> have read-only unchecked; but the menu still has "add" greyed
> out and if I open custom.dic manually the window header says RO.
>
> I tried specifying a local copy in his D&S directory but that
> doesn't work either. Word seems to want ot use the system custom.dic.
> (Probably a cockpit error but the interface is a bit confusing)
>
> I suspect some sort of permissions problem but I don't know how to
> get to them in XP home.
>
> Any ideas guys?
>
> /dan
>
>
>
>
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