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Microsoft KB Archive/256571

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WD97: Word Stops Responding During Spelling and Grammar Check in Page Layout View

Article ID: 256571

Article Last Modified on 1/27/2007


  • Microsoft Word 97 Standard Edition

This article was previously published under Q256571


When you open a document in page layout view, and the Check Spelling and Grammar check box is selected, Word stops responding when it reaches a blank header or footer that contains a paragraph mark.

NOTE: To select the Check Spelling and Grammar check box, on the Tools menu, click Options, and then click the Spelling and Grammar tab.


To work around this problem, open the document in any view except page layout.


To resolve the problem described in this article, obtain and install the latest Microsoft Word 97 update from the following Microsoft Web site:

IMPORTANT NOTE: Microsoft Word 97 post-service release fixes are cumulative. The latest update contains all of the fixes since Service Release 2. If you install the latest update for Word 97, you do not need to install any other updates after Service Release 2.

For additional information about the fixes included in the latest update for Word 97, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

265374 WD97: Post Service Release Fixes for Word 97


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

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