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Microsoft KB Archive/171600

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WD: Alki Proofing Tools Upgrade Information

Last reviewed: July 31, 1997
Article ID: Q171600

The information in this article applies to:

  • Microsoft Word for Windows, versions 6.0, 6.0a, 6.0c
  • Microsoft Word for Windows 95, versions 7.0, 7.0a
  • Microsoft Word 97 for Windows


If you own Alki Software Corporation's Proofing Tools for Microsoft Word, you are eligible for a discount if you upgrade the Proofing Tools for a later version of Word.

To order an upgrade of the Proofing Tools, call Alki at (800) NOW-WORD (669- 9673) or (206) 286-2600. To qualify for the upgrade price, you must supply the registration number of the Alki software you already own, or provide other proof of purchase.

The Alki Proofing Tools for Microsoft Office 97 provide improvements over previous versions, including:

  • You can check spelling in Microsoft Access, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Microsoft Word.
  • You can use thesauri including antonyms and synonyms in the following packages: Catalan, Finnish, Italian, and Swedish. Antonyms are also included in the Dutch, English, Russian, and Slovak thesauri.
  • You can use grammar checkers in the following packages: Dutch, German, Italian, and Spanish. Grammar is included in the French, English, Hungarian, and Russian packages.
  • The Proofing Tools include updated spelling and thesaurus files.
  • The Proofing Tools work with Microsoft Office 97, on the Windows 95, Windows NT 3.5.1, or Windows NT 4.0 platforms.


Owners of Alki's Proofing Tools packages used in Word 7.x may continue to use them with Word 97 if Office 97 is installed in the same folder as Word 7.x. However, these packages cannot be used with any other Office applications; nor do they include any updated tools for the Office 97 packages.

Contact the Alki Software Corporation for more information about how to upgrade your foreign language, legal, and medical dictionaries. Alki products use a different setup program for each version of Word.

For additional information about Alki's Proofing Tools, please see the following articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

   ARTICLE-ID: Q107223
   TITLE     : WD: Foreign Language Dictionaries for Word

   ARTICLE-ID: Q107539
   TITLE     : Using Foreign Language Proofing Tools in Word for Windows

   ARTICLE-ID: Q134997
   TITLE     : General Proofing Tools Information for Word for Windows 95

   ARTICLE-ID: Q134995
   TITLE     : Sizes and Sources of ALKI Foreign Language Proofing Tools

The third-party products discussed here are manufactured by vendors independent of Microsoft; we make no warranty, implied or otherwise, regarding these products' performance or reliability.


For additional information about Alki Proofing Tools, refer to the Alki Web site:

The third-party contact information included in this article is provided to help you find the technical support you need. This contact information is subject to change without notice. Microsoft in no way guarantees the accuracy of this third-party contact information.

Additional query words: proof spell foreign

Keywords : kbproof word6 word7 word8 word97 kb3rdparty
Version : WINDOWS:6.x,7.0,7.0a,97
Platform : WINDOWS
Issue type : kbinfo

Last reviewed: July 31, 1997
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