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Microsoft KB Archive/172626

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Article ID: 172626

Article Last Modified on 1/20/2007


  • Microsoft Outlook 97 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Word 97 Standard Edition

This article was previously published under Q172626


In Microsoft Outlook 97, when you press SHIFT+F7 to look up a word in the thesaurus, the SHIFT key may stick. That is, if you press a key that moves the insertion point, such as the END key or one of the arrow keys, the selection may change

This problem occurs when you use Microsoft Word as the e-mail editor to compose an Outlook e-mail message.


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

Method 1: Press the SHIFT key

Press the SHIFT key to release it.

NOTE: If you press ESC, Outlook attempts to close the e-mail message.

Method 2: Use the Menu to Look Up a Word

Do not press SHIFT+F7 to look up a word; instead, point to Language on the Tools menu, and then click Thesaurus.


Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in the Microsoft products listed at the beginning of this article. We are researching this problem and will post new information here in the Microsoft Knowledge Base as it becomes available.


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

157935 WD97: Keyboard Shortcuts for Word 97

159476 WD97: How to Enable, Disable Microsoft Word as the E-Mail Editor

For more information about using the thesaurus, click the Office Assistant, type "thesaurus," click Search, and then click one of the topics.

NOTE: If the Assistant is hidden, click the Office Assistant button on the Standard toolbar. If Word 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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