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FP97: FrontPage Explorer Finds Misspellings that FrontPage Editor Doesn't

Article ID: 168819

Article Last Modified on 9/26/2001


  • Microsoft FrontPage 97 Standard Edition

This article was previously published under Q168819


When you attempt to check spelling across Webs from FrontPage Explorer, the spell checker may find misspellings that were not found by FrontPage Editor.


FrontPage Explorer uses a method of spell checking that spell checks words separated by punctuation without spaces. FrontPage Editor checks the word on either side of the punctuation, but not including the punctuation.

For example, FrontPage Explorer will flag the following string as a misspelling:



To correct the spelling, use a copy and paste operation to place the contents of the Web page in a word processing program, such as Microsoft Word 97, and run the spell checker from there.


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.

Additional query words: proof proofing speller check fpeditor misspellings

Keywords: kbprb KB168819