No red underline while typing words incorrectly?
If you upgraded Outlook to version 2010 but left the rest of your Office products at 2007, you may not be getting red underlines when you type words incorrectly in Outlook. Here’s the easy, easy fix for this:
Find the winword.exe file for Office 2007, located by default in C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12 (C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office12 if you’re using 64bit).
Copy and Paste winword.exe into Office 2010’s location in C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14.
Close Outlook and open it back up. Give it a test and see if you get those red lines that keeping your emails looking professional!
Other potential issues with Spell Checker not working in general
Sometimes there are issues with spell checker in general. The biggest issue is that Spell Checker was disabled as in add-on. If it’s disabled in word then you won’t be able to use it in Outlook. Here’s how to enable it:
- Open MS Word
- Click on the Microsoft Office Button (MOB) at the top left of MS Word
- Go to Word Options
- Click on Add-Ons
- At the bottom of the window there is a drop down box labeled “Manage:”. Choose the drop down called “Disabled Items” and click GO:
- If spell checker is listed there, remove it from this list
- Close Outlook and Word and reopen word to test
Let me know your thoughts and successes or failures with this tutorial. Cheers!