Access Spell Check Problem

  mjd 13:45 02 Jan 2003
  mjd 13:45 02 Jan 2003

I can't get spell check to work in MS Access 2000. Even though I know there are mis-spelled words in the database, when I click of the Spellcheck icon, I immediately get a message saying "Spell check complete".

I haven't inadvertently added the misspelled words to the dictionary

I haven't chosed to disable the spell check on certain fields.

I tried creating a new database with mis-spellings but the problem persists.

I tried re-loading Access from the CD but still no joy.

I don't have a problem with the spellchecker in any other MS aplications.

Incidentally, autocorrect works fine in Access.

Any solution?

Many thanks


  VoG™ 13:49 02 Jan 2003

Could it be click here

  recap 13:51 02 Jan 2003

Try: Help/Detect and Repair in Access, you may need the Office disc for this.

  Peter E 14:06 02 Jan 2003

Is your data in upper case? If so the spellcheck may be set to ignore words in upper case. To change this option, temporarily type a misspelled word in lower case in your table and click the spellchecker. When the dialog box appears, select options and untick the Ignore Words in Upper Case option.

:) (beat me to it VoG™! - I don't know how to paste the Knowledge base links - how do you do that?)


  VoG™ 14:13 02 Jan 2003
  Peter E 14:41 02 Jan 2003

Sorry to seem to be taking over your posting, mjd.

  mjd 19:23 03 Jan 2003

Thanks to all for suggestion. However, I tried all those options and still Spell Check will not work in MS Access. Any other suggestions welcomed.



  short-circuit 20:06 03 Jan 2003

Are you selecting the data that you want to check for spelling errors before you click the spellcheck button? Access doesn't work like Word, it doesn't check the whole document automatically. Select the fields and data you want to check and then try clicking on the spellcheck button.


  mjd 23:07 04 Jan 2003


Thanks for the reply. However I've tried all that and it still doesn't work.



  short-circuit 21:00 06 Jan 2003

Which view are you using when you do the spellcheck?


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