Proofing Tools - English UK

  ds7183 15:18 10 Sep 2009

Help please. I have installed Office 2007 on top of 2003 but I now have a problem. Although I have all the settings in for English UK, each time I click Spelling & Grammar a box comes up 'Preparing to Install' from Microsoft and when that is done another box saying 'Cannot find proofing tools for English UK. If you have proofing tools try installing them or re-installing them etc'. I presume somehow during installation of Office 2007 a problem occurred and the proofing tools are lost. I have tried uninstalling and re-installing to no avail. I have since tried uninstalling the 2003 version but it won't let me, saying 'The Patch Package could not be opened etc'. I thought I would re-install 2003 which I have tried to do and the same box appears 'The Patch Package ......'. I am really stuck now as I am not a computer whiz at all and need some help please as I don't want to wipe my hard drive unnecessarily.

  TonyV 16:35 10 Sep 2009

click here

This might be a start regarding "Proofing Tools" and their installation.


  ds7183 16:44 10 Sep 2009

It doesn't work as it won't let me re-install Office 2003 - box appears 'Patch package' etc. Thanks anyway

  lotvic 16:47 10 Sep 2009

If I remember rightly you have to put the Office CD in and work from the menu that then appears.
Install, Repair, Uninstall etc.

  ds7183 17:11 10 Sep 2009

Hi lotvic this doesn't work as I can't get past the initial menu of Office 2003 as the box 'patch package etc' appears. You have to get to the next screen for the repair, etc option.

  Sea Urchin 17:13 10 Sep 2009
  ds7183 19:58 10 Sep 2009

Sea Urchin
Thank you so much, it worked and I now have spelling & grammar in English UK. What a star A+++++++++++++++

  Sea Urchin 20:21 10 Sep 2009

Glad to hear it worked for you - thanks for the feedback.

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