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Article ID: 945455 - Last Review: January 16, 2015 - Revision: 1.0

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When you set the spelling checker in the Norwegian version of Microsoft Works 8 to Norwegian (bokmal), the spelling checker stops working in Windows Vista. Additionally, you receive the following error message:
The spelling checker cannot be started because of an error in the word processing application.


This problem occurs if Norwegian (bokmal) is the default language that is set in Windows Vista and if you manually set the language for the spelling checker to Norwegian (bokmal).


Warning Serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly by using Registry Editor or by using another method. These problems might require that you reinstall the operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that these problems can be solved. Modify the registry at your own risk.

To resolve this problem, you must edit the Proofing Tools registry subkey. To do this, follow these steps:
  1. Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK.
  2. Locate and then click the following registry subkey:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Works\8.0\Proofing Tools
  3. In the details pane, right-click the following entries, and then click Delete.

    Note Click Yes when you are prompted to delete each entry.
    • Background Spelling State - 1
    • Grammar Language - 414
    • Grammar Style - 1
    • Grammar Type - Normal
    • Speller Language - 414
    • Speller Type - bokmål (Norge)
    • Thesaurus Language - 414
    • Thesaurus Type - bokmål (Norge)


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
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Applies to
  • Microsoft Works 8, when used with:
    • Windows Vista Enterprise 64-bit Edition
    • Windows Vista Home Basic 64-bit Edition
    • Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Edition
    • Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit Edition
    • Windows Vista Business
    • Windows Vista Business 64-bit Edition
    • Windows Vista Home Basic
    • Windows Vista Home Premium
    • Windows Vista Ultimate
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