Hello everyone, I have spend the past 3 hours searching Google, macrumors, ect on how to fix this problem and I have made no progress. I had this SAME problem before on my mac with Office 2008 and fixed it some time ago, but completely forgot how to fix it. I know have a friend with the same issue. Also, I just updated to the latest 12.1.2 office update and still no luck. [please note, the screenshots are from my working copy of Word 08] When you go to prefs in word, Spelling and Grammar are grayed out. You cannot click on it. Also, under Tools there is only Dictionary and Language. I remember it had something to do with the dictionary Office was using, or it couldn't find the dictionary. Her copy wont correct spelling errors, because spell checking doesn't exist, the settings to set it, are unclickable and grayed out. I know someone else has had this issue and is an easy fix, i just forgot what the fix was. Can anyone help???