Office 2010 Spellcheck is not working

This week I installed Office Professional Plus 2010 via a download that I purchased from JourneyEd.  Spellcheck in not working in any of the office programs.  I have read and tried most of the ideas already listed. 

I ran a repair this evening which did not help.  I am frustrated. 

Can someone help me figure this out?

 
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Last updated May 7, 2018 Views 20,564 Applies to:
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Before I posted, I had tried everything listed in the link you provided except for deleting the "hkey."  Finally this morning out of frustration and desperation, I deleted the hkey per the instructions found on the link.  Voila, my spellcheck now works.  Here are the instructions for anyone that might be having the same problem:

  1. Click on Office Button | Word Options | Add-Ins | Manage: Disabled Items. If you see any disabled items that relate to spelling, try enabling them.
  2. If the previous suggestion doesn't help, then:
    a. Close Word and any other open applications.
    b. Click on Start | Run | Open and type "regedit" (without the quotation marks).
    c. If the key HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Shared Tools\Proofing Tools\1.0\Override exists, delete it.
    d. Exit the Registry Editor.
    e. Restart your computer.

So far, I haven't encountered any of the potential problems listed below:

Important Note: Although in most cases this operation will correct the problem, it could create a new one if you have installed a third-party spelling checker. Third-party companies use the Override key to redirect spellchecking to their speller instead of the built-in Office lexicon. But if the third-party checker works only for English, say, but disables the built in spell checker for all languages, then spell checking might work in English (using the third-party speller) but not in French or Spanish. Deleting the Override key will restore function for English, French, and Spanish (using the built-in speller) but will disable the third-party add-in.

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This week I installed Office Professional Plus 2010 via a download that I purchased from JourneyEd.  Spellcheck in not working in any of the office programs.  I have read and tried most of the ideas already listed. 

I ran a repair this evening which did not help.  I am frustrated. 

Can someone help me figure this out?


A good place to start is http://wordfaqs.mvps.org/MasterSpellCheck.htm, which has many possible solutions.
If problem still persists, come back.
All the best
DeanH

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