Recently, I believe I read somewhere that if you are running WinXP, you only get a spell checker function in Outlook Express if you have Office XP installed. Can anybody confirm this? Secondly, what is the situation on Win98SE/Office2000 and the OE Spellcheck function. Reason for my questions? Silver surfing neighbour has asked if he should migrate from Office2k to the XP version. Should he do this?
Express uses the "Spell check" from any of the office programs, or from M/S Word if you have only that installed. The spell checker icon is there on the express toolbar, but in the normal e-mail window the toolbar is not long enough to see it.
Enlarge the email window by clicking on maximise or just drag the left outline a little and the Icon will show. If you don't have "Word" on the PC, then download this and it will also put a spell checker Icon on the explorer toolbar. click here Once downloaded, choose options and change the default language from US English to GB English. j.