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Word 97 & Windows 2000 Spell Check

By srasmusen-67964798 ·
I have Office 97 running on Windows 2000 Professional. If I am logged in as Administrator the program works OK but if I log in as another user the spell checker doesn't work.

If I select Tools/Options the Spelling & Grammar tab is greyed out. Can anyone tell me how to resolve this.

I've set up a couple of dummy users and the problem still persists.

Thanks you.

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by DKlippert In reply to Word 97 & Windows 2000 Sp ...

WD97: Spelling, Grammar Not Available in Word Running on Window 2000 or Windows XP 257643
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CAUSE
This problem occurs with users who are members of the local Users group if the Users group does not have sufficient permissions to the following registry keys:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Shared Tools\Proofing Tools\Spelling

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Shared Tools\Proofing Tools\Grammar

RESOLUTION
NOTE: You must be an administrator or have administrative rights to perform this procedure.

Windows 2000
1, Quit Word. Quit Microsoft Outlook if you are using Word as your e-mail editor.
2, Click Start, and then click Run. In the Open box, type Regedt32.exe and then click OK.
3, Select the first registry key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Shared Tools\Proofing Tools\Spelling

4, On the Security menu, click Permissions.
5, Click Advanced.
6, In the Permissions Entries box, click the Users group, and then click the View/Edit button.
7, Click to select the Allow check box for the Set Value and Create Subkeys permissions.
8, Click OK twice.
Repeat steps 3 through 8 for the second registry key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Shared Tools\Proofing Tools\Grammar

Quit Registry Editor.

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by srasmusen-67964798 In reply to

Thank you for this. It worked like a dream. Much appreciated.

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by jschein In reply to Word 97 & Windows 2000 Sp ...

if on a domain... goto your control panel.. create a new user... put in username and proper domain, give them power user rights... log on as user, it should work.

Also typing word /regsrver from the cmd prompt as that user after above.

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by srasmusen-67964798 In reply to

Sorry for the nil rating. Your answer worked but I didn't want to make my users (my children) power users. The answer from DKlippert was safer I think.

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by srasmusen-67964798 In reply to Word 97 & Windows 2000 Sp ...

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