Microsoft KB Archive/169420

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Article ID: 169420

Article Last Modified on 1/19/2007


  • Microsoft Access 97 Standard Edition

This article was previously published under Q169420

Novice: Requires knowledge of the user interface on single-user computers.


Although the spelling checker has been installed correctly, it ignores misspelled words.


In the Spelling Options dialog box, under Ignore, Microsoft Access 97 selects the option "Words in UPPERCASE" by default. The text that you are checking consists entirely of uppercase letters, so it appears that the spelling checker is not working properly.


Type some misspelled data in lowercase letters, and then use the spelling checker. When the Spelling dialog box appears, click Options. In the Spelling Options dialog box, under Ignore, click to clear the "Words in UPPERCASE" check box, and then click OK.


Steps to Reproduce Behavior

  1. Create a new table in Datasheet view.
  2. Type XXXYYY.
  3. On the Tools menu, click Spelling. Although the text is misspelled, you receive the following message:

          The spelling check is complete.


For more information about changing spelling options, search the Help Index for "spell checking, dictionary."

Additional query words: spell wrong incorrect incorrectly checks misses doesn't catch upper case

Keywords: kbprb KB169420