Is the Microsoft Office spelling checker installed?
Outlook Express uses the spelling checker that comes with Microsoft Office.
If Office and its spelling checker are not installed, you cannot check spelling in Outlook Express. When you compose messages, the Spelling command on the Tools menu is not available.
Are you having trouble setting spelling options?
If the Options button is not available when you check the spelling in a message, set spelling options before you start a new message. These options will be used by default when you check any subsequent messages.
To set spelling options before you start a new message
- On the Tools menu in the main Outlook Express window (rather than in the window where you compose a message), click Options.
- On the Spelling tab, specify the options you want, click Apply, and then click OK.
If you receive a message when you check the spelling in messages, or when you send messages and the Always check spelling before sending check box in the Options dialog box is selected, some spelling checker files might be missing or damaged.
If you experience these symptoms, replace the Csapi3t1.dll file, and then remove and reinstall the Microsoft Office spelling checker.
To replace Csapi3t1.dll
- Insert your Windows CD into the
- Click Start, and then click Run.
- In the Open box, type:
and then click OK.
- Click Expand File.
- In File to restore, type:
- In Restore from, type:
CD:\win9x\win_10where CD is the drive letter of your CD-ROMdrive (often D).
- In Save file in, type:
drive:\program files\outlook expresswhere drive is the drive letter of the hard disk that contains your program files (usually C).
- Click Expand, and then click OK.
- Restart the computer.