add Uk English to Spell Check OE 2.1
by Mick - 4/15/05 1:49 PM
WinXP Home (OEM)
Open Office 1.1
Can I add a UK English dictionary to Spell Check OE 2.1?
I have old Works 4.5 and Office 97 (not running).
by: Mick April 15, 2005 1:49 PM PDT
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Question very brief
So I dont fully understand what u r trying to do - but I assume spell check OE 2.1 is in US English and you want a UK version ????
If your spell check program has a user define database you should be able to any words you like to this database.
This program has an UK dic
You could use the database from this to add to your spell check.
UK dictionary for OE...
is available if you install Office 97 (or even just MS Word alone along with its dictionaries) as you can select and set the preferred Language. You don't have to use MS Word but you do have to have it installed to use its different languages for spell checking.
As for Spell Check OE 2.1, you should have mentioned that it was the spell checker "utility" you were currently using with OE as some might well have thought you simply had made a typo and were using Outlook Express 5.1.
AussiePete's suggestion should work and if you try contacting the utility's author he might be able to provide you with what you want or explain how to create a dictionary his program can make use of.
UK dictionary for OE
Yes it's a stand alone utility and only in US English.
I had tried to load an old Office 97 for word processing but it created too many problems so I just stayed with OpenOffice 1.1 (getting OO 2.0 beta shortly but this doesn't give you a spell check in Outlook Express). I couldn't find a contact for the utility either but downloaded Word Web 3.03 which is not a bad general anywhere spell check. I had thought I might be able to transfer a uk dictionary file from Office or somewhere else. The ieSell looks good though so I'll uninstall the Spell Check OE 2.1 and try the ieSpell. Presumably it will load the option into my Outlook Express as well. So thanks for the help.
As you have found out...
iespell does not help in Outlook Express.
You don't mention the problems you had installing MS Word but you don't have to use it, just to have it installed so the spell checker is accessible.
Altrnatively, since you do have a legal version of MS Office you can use some of its files without installing Office. Here are instructions:
http://www.onecomputerguy.com/app_tips.htm#spell_outlook_express (Note, Those instructions are for the American English dictionary so you would have to locate your copy of the UK dictionary--they all have a .lex extension)
A free office application suite that does provide spell checking in Outlook Express is Easy Office, BUT I do not know if it has UK dictionaries--I think it does but you would have to check. http://www.download.com/3000-2079-10054140.html
Alternatively, here is a link to a commercial application that will work with OE and has an assortment of spelling dictionaries. While not free it is rather inexpensive - http://www.spellchecker.com/AS_retail_2003/ASOE_2003.htm
re As you have found out...
1. I haven't got another pc that's currently running to copy Microsoft office files from. A can try a friend, but are there downloadable sources anywhere? Or can I just remove (copy) them from the Office 97 disc?
2. Don't seem to have the C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Proof folder. Program removal or TuneUP Utilities may have vanished it.
Yes, you can get the files from the...
MS Office CD and you will not have the C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Proof directory if you don't have MS Office installed. You will have to create the directory yourself and place the files into it.
Most of the lexicon files are in the OS\MSAPPS\PROOF directory on the CD. Just search it for the rest of the files indicated and place all of them in the C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Proof directory you create then don't forget the registry.
re Yes, you can get the files from the...
It worked fine, except I couldn't find the last 3 files on onecomputerguy.com list. So I went to the dlldump.com and found them there.
re UK dictionary for OE...
No, the ieSpell doesn't load into Outlook Express 6. (Still a greyed-out non-option)
Any other suggestion for this?
It's a good feature to have on your ie browser though.
Another commercial solution for $14.95
there is another solution at www.abcpell.com . It includes foreign language dictionaries, thesaurus and merriam-webster dictionary look up.
Can I add a Spanish (Argentina) dictionary to Spell Check OE 2.1 ?
I have OE 6, XP Sp3 , OpenOffice 3.2.
Thanks in advance
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