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Microsoft KB Archive/171449

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Article ID: 171449

Article Last Modified on 1/20/2007


  • Microsoft Word 97 Standard Edition

This article was previously published under Q171449


When you use the spelling checker to check an HTML document, Microsoft Word may change the view of the document to Page Layout, and display a sound icon.


This problem occurs when your HTML document contains a background sound.


To work around this problem, use either of the following methods.

Method 1: Change the View

When you view an HTML document, Word uses Online Layout view by default. After you run the spelling checker, click Online Layout on the View menu to return to this view.

Method 2: Remove the Background Sound

Remove the background sound from the HTML document, run the spelling checker, and then re-add the background sound to the document.


Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in Microsoft Word 97 for Windows.


For additional information, please see the following articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

157121 WD97: Can't Remove Background Sound Object in HTML Document

162956 WD97: Cannot Delete Certain Objects in HTML Document

162986 WD97: Background Sound Object Embedded in Document Header

For more information about background sound, click the Office Assistant, type background sound, click Search, and then click to view the "Add a background sound to a Web page" topic.

NOTE: If the Assistant is hidden, click the Office Assistant button on the Standard toolbar. If Microsoft Help is not installed on your computer, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

120802 Office: How to Add/Remove a Single Office Program or Component

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