Fixing Outlook Express Spell Checker in XP w Office 97

Posted in Windows XP by Community Submission

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 If you are running Windows XP and are also using Microsoft Office 97, you may find that spell checking does not work in Outlook Express 6.0. When you try to spell check a message, you receive the message "an error occurred whilst the spelling was being checked". The cause of this problem is a missing file which Outlook Express requires.

Solution: Obtain a copy of the file csapi3t1.dll and place it in the folder "Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Proof".

Copies of this file may be extracted from the file in an Internet Explorer 5.0 or 5.5 distribution set, the file on a Windows 98 CD, or the file on a Windows Me CD.

A copy may also be downloaded by clicking on this link.

Note: the spell checker will only work if you have a recent version of Microsoft Office. You didn't really expect Microsoft to support spell checkers in competitors' Office packages, did you?

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