Outlook 2003 SP3 auto correct not working


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Guest

Since installing SP3 my autocorrect entries are not being actioned in
Outlook. For information, I do not use Word as my email editor, and I compose
messages in Plain Text. Autocorrect was working fine with this combination
before SP3.

Tool > Options > Spelling 'Use auto correct when Word isn't the email
editor' is still ticked, and 'Tool > Options > Spelling > AutoCorrect Options
.... still shows all my entries, but none of them get actioned.

I have made no changes other than applying SP3 to all my Office 2003 suite.

Sounds like a bug in SP3, but if anyone knows a workaround I would be
grateful.

Auto-correct is working OK in Word.
 
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Brian Tillman

Julian Ladbury said:
Since installing SP3 my autocorrect entries are not being actioned in
Outlook. For information, I do not use Word as my email editor, and I
compose messages in Plain Text. Autocorrect was working fine with
this combination before SP3.

I believe I read that's an issue with SP3. Consider uninstalling SP3.
 
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Brian Tillman

RDFTS said:
Where did you read this at? Can you provide that link?

In a newsgroup, either one or more of these public groups or in one of the
private Microsoft groups. I can't recall which, however.
 
G

Guest

I have encountered this as well and it is driving me crazy! It would be nuts
to have to go back and uninstall everything and start over at the very
beginning -- I am concerned this will de-stabilize my working environment.

Am desperate for Microsoft to announce a "fix" for this without uninstalling
SP3 and encountering piecemeal side effects.
 
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RDFTS

I reported this to MS and currently working with an engineer. They have
reproduce the issue thank goodness and confirmed it is a bug. So far while
they are investigating it, they suggested using Word as the email editor or
uninstalling SP3 which means you have to uninstall Office 2003 and reinstall
then patch without SP3.
I am choosing to wait and see if they can fix it....

RDFTS
 
G

Guest

Do you know if MS are making any progress?

RDFTS said:
I reported this to MS and currently working with an engineer. They have
reproduce the issue thank goodness and confirmed it is a bug. So far while
they are investigating it, they suggested using Word as the email editor or
uninstalling SP3 which means you have to uninstall Office 2003 and reinstall
then patch without SP3.
I am choosing to wait and see if they can fix it....

RDFTS
 
G

Guest

I have also had this problem since installing SP3 (should have known to wait
at least a month...). Anyone hear of any progress from Microsoft yet? It's
driving me nuts...

Rich Lucas
 
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Guest

Does anyone has an estimate as to how long it typically takes Microsoft to
distribute a patch for a bug such as this one? Will I see something in a
month, 6 months, a year, never?
 
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Jan Kuipers

Even if you use Word as e-maileditor, AutoCorrect doesn't work anymore in
e.g. Agenda in Outlook.
Also, if you use Outlook as e-maileditor, AutoCorrect doesn't work.
If you try the workaround that MS suggests in
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/943519/en-us , AutoCorrection still doesn't
work. I was used to make appointments etc. while the first letter of a
sentence was capitalized.
I saw this discussion in microsoft.public.officeupdate too.

Jan Kuipers

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David

Hi
It's mid November and all gone quiet on this subject. Has anybody got any news on Microsoft's progress on the Auto-Correct issue?
David Inquieti
 
G

Guest

This is a pretty big annoyance considering the number of workstations that
need to uninstall/reinstall just to make it work properly.

No signs of any workarounds on my searches up to this point.
Hopig to hear something on this thread...
 
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David

Has anyone else had Instant Messenger "re-activated" lately? I removed IM from the startup in msconfig and it was fine until recently when it appeared on boot up one morning. So I went back into the msconfig and removed it again but this morning it is back!!!! I do not want IM!!! :x
-
Guess what, Unix still ain't dead!!!
 
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Maxwell

Well, MS update just put out an update file for Outlook 2003, but it does not fix the autocorrect problem. I guess I wonder if MS plans on just telling us to use the workaround of Word as the email editor. That workaround doesnt work for me and my staff, but I have a feeling we are gonna get the short end of the stick. Anyone else have any news on this issue?
 
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David

They still haven't fixed the problem of switching message formats. Due to company policy all e-mails must go out in the Garamond font. Outlook is set up to "Always use my fonts" and use Plain Text for new messages but if I change the format to Rich Text then the font gets changed to Ariel.
:frown:
 

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