[Wine]MS office and spell checker

Dan Sawyer dansawyer at earthlink.net
Sun Aug 22 15:56:15 CDT 2004

An update:

This may be a registry issue. I recall that in order to get the July 
release to work it was necessary set the "LoadWindowsRegistryFiles" 
parameter to N. For the heck of it I tried to reset that back to Y. 
Spell checker now works.

There is a small anomaly that error messages that used to appear as 
dialog boxes now appear as a unique box outside of the main window.

Is there a current primer on how to set up the registry from scratch? I 
understand that there has been a major change in that area in the last 
several months. If there is a way to clear the Wine registry and 
reinitialize that would be a reasonable thing to do and might clean some 
of this up.


Dan Sawyer wrote:

> Thanks for the reply:
> This is a dual boot machine. MSOffice '97 is installed in a win98 
> native parttion. From a boot of that partition MSword and MSexcel both 
> find and run spell checker successfully.
> In both the July and August released of Wine spell checker does not 
> work. As of the July release the order to dll search was changed to 
> all builtin dll's.
> Word fails to offer the spell checker option under tools at all. Excel 
> offers it but them fails with a "cannot initialize spell checker" 
> error message.
> Thanks,
> Dan
> Duane Clark wrote:
>> Dan Sawyer wrote:
>>> All,
>>> The last two releases of wine have failed to run spell checker, 
>>> either work or excel. This is a native partition. A boot and run 
>>> works successfully.
>> What does a "boot and run works successfully" mean? For me at least, 
>> spell check in Word2K seems to work fine. For what it is worth, I am 
>> running current CVS, have the Wine "Version" set to win2k, and am 
>> using all Wine DLLs except for msvcrt.dll.
>>> Is this known? How can it be debugged?
>> Generally, if it breaks, a regression test is the easiest thing. It 
>> is not real difficult, but does require CVS.
>> http://www.winehq.org/site/docs/wine-devel/cvs-regression
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