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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

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

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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