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howard w. evers
03-29-2005, 07:39 PM
Since so many of the list members seem to be right on the cutting edge (sorry) of home PC use, I'd appreciate any suggestions or sources for help with the following:

My new PC came with Windows XP/home version installed. It has spellcheck in the word processing program, but not in Outlook Express (the email program)Is there a program available to put spellcheck in the OE? TIA.


03-29-2005, 07:41 PM
mine does

charlie coghill
03-29-2005, 08:46 PM
As does mine. I just purchased this comp in Dec. A dumb question, do you have the right tool bar displayed?

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charlie coghill
03-29-2005, 08:47 PM
[QUOTE]screwed up.

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03-29-2005, 08:50 PM
I use ieSpell. You need to be using Internet Explorer as your browser.


Hal C. , www.teampyramid.com (http://www.teampyramid.com)

Oops, thats for posting on forums. My outlook express has a built in spell checker that attached to Word. Word must be installed. HC

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03-29-2005, 10:14 PM
Mien hass cpel ckek two. Werks greight http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif JRouche

03-29-2005, 10:41 PM
Spell checker? Who needs it? The opportunity to use this is too great. Check out the following

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Keep on smilling

03-30-2005, 12:27 AM
I suspect that you don't have Microsoft Word. Outlook Express uses the spell checker from MS Word. My PC came with the Word Perfect office suit and not MS Word too. The only way to get spell checker in OE is to load MS Word. (Nice of MS isn't it.) What you can do is write your mail in Word Perfect then copy it to the OE form.

Most of the new PC's these days are preloaded with Trial Software. If you don't buy a license, they expire in 30-90 days. That's the case with the Antivirus and Quickbooks on mine.

What you save on the PC sales, is more than made up with buying software. Just makes me want to move further away from Microsoft.

03-30-2005, 01:01 AM
Kinda-sorta-off-topic - for CCWKen:

I use a Mac, and OS X has a spell checker built-in to all Cocoa applications, including Safari (web browser), Mail, TextEdit (it's actually surprisingly useful - as it's got full RTF support), Address Book, etc... and every thing I've written, too (I love Cocoa, it's so elegant http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif ) I've also got full access to Microsoft Office, my network of Macs and PCs, most UNIX stuff (well, the stuff that's either open source, or the vendor has ported - there is some esoteric stuff that is only available on IBM - true AIX like the POWER machines; I don't mean PC compatible stuff, SGI or Sun hardware) and all the other fun stuff (iTunes, iPhoto, etc)... So, if you are looking to move away from Microsoft, you might look at a Mac for an all-around, easy to use, robust machine.

What it won't do very well is:

CAD/CAM. The G5 is perfectly capable of handling it, but as of now, no-one has released software for doing CAM on a Mac. There is, however, quite a selection of 3D modeling & rendering software - FormZ, Cinema4D, VectorWorks, SketchUp, etc...

Games. There is quite a selection, but they tend to lag behind the PC by 6mo to a year, and there are some titles that just aren't available. Also, replacement PC video cards are cheaper. And if you are into games, you definitely, want a) the latest titles and b) the hottest hardware to play them on at c) the lowest price, 'cuz you're always upgrading. If you don't believe me, ask any 13-year-old. http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

Mid-level engineering. Same problem as CAM. Hardcore engineers often write their own software, and many do use a Mac because of a) it's UNIX core, and b) the power of the Cocoa programming environment. Hardcore users also often use multiple environments to do their work - Mac, Windows, Linux, and "Big Iron" - HP/UX, AIX, etc.

And it's not ultra-cheap (I can put together something that boots from new PC parts for just shy of $200)... but then again, neither is a quality PC.