spell checker not working in windows

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  1. Sabrina2000 macrumors member

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    I am using a windows keyboard in bootcamp - so far my only issue has been the reverse controls for @ and "( and how to adjust screen brightness)........but this morning I tried spell check in outlook express which is F10 on microsoft wiondows 4000 keyboard.....it's throwing up every word for spell check even when correctly spelt !!! Any ideas? This will be a major issue of course if unresolved.

    Many thanks.
     
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    Sabrina2000 thread starter macrumors member

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    sorry it's windows xp professional , version 2002, SP3

    have just tested in word programme and it works fine; the issue is in outlook express only......have checked language setting under "spelling" and it shows as French ! But no option there to change it - I only have French.....Help!

    have checked regional language settings - it's set to UK English

    also found this on line http://www.pcreview.co.uk/forums/outlook-express-spell-checker-stuck-french-change-t3361351.html, but not sure where to go with this.....I have microsoft office home and student 2007 edition and I think I had the 2003 previously but not sure ( don't have the disks anymore for 2003 anyway)
     
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    have downloaded a third party application ( from majorgeeks site....got there via some thread in microsoft )for spell check - easy and it works ! only downside for me is its US english and not uk english - if anyone finds a third party download for Uk english I'd be really grateful....and I really do NOT want to emigrate to windows live to resolve all this as I like OE and am so used to it, and have lots of folders all set up in my OE accounts

    how would I know if this is a safe download?http://abcspell-for-outlook-express.downloadnow-376-39307.programsbase.com/
    or

    http://www.sharewareconnection.com/abcspell-for-outlook-express.htm


    and if I were to instal one of these where /how would I find what I've previously installed to uninstal it first? would I have to uninstal first?
     
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    thinking of buying a used copy of MO 2003 if that's the only way to resolve this
     

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