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By Marton Kiss
Jefferson wrote:Marton, any other thoughts, suggestions, ideas...........?

I tried the same settings based on your screenshots, but so far it is working fine for me. I asked our dev folks for additional ideas, I will let you know their suggestions soon.

In the meantime could you please try the same with ArchiCAD 17? As far as I see from your signature you are on ArchiCAD 12, but for a test please try the trial version of v17.

You can download the free trial from here:

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By Jefferson
Marton - Sorry for dropping off, got jammed up with work before I finally had time to install AC 17. [Also tried an uninstall and re-install of Office 2013 first. No change.]

Spell check worked with AC 17. Guessing uninstalling and re-installing AC 12 is the way to go...........seems like my only option at this point, unless your crew has another idea??
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By Karl Ottenstein
I would guess that AC 12 would still be iffy, Jeff. Other software manufacturers are having issues with Office 365 (2013). Just enough things have changed to break various old connections. For example, some aspects of various 2014 Intuit products work with 365, other features don't. I give credit to GS that AC 17 does work. ;-)
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By Jefferson
Hi Karl!! Life's good over your way I hope!

I certainly am aware that I will be lucky if I can get get it back. Interestingly enough, it did work for a while......Perhaps the stand alone version I'm running differs from the 365 installation. A guy can hope eh?

Work has picked up tons over the last 6 months so finally being able to upgrade can't be too far off I hope.
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By Marton Kiss

thanks for testing out v17. This kind of shows us that the MS Office settings are good.

I asked around here at GS, but no one had better ideas, than we've already covered. If you have a few minutes re-installing v12 might help, but Karl is right that many things have changed in Office since our v12 release. On the other hand spell checker in v12 appears to be working on some computers.

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By Karl Ottenstein
Hi Jeff,

Life's good! Not enough skiing - high winds and temps in low 40's last week and next 10 days.

Since it looks like you've upgraded your computer from the specs, I wonder if you still have your old Office CD's around from your old computer and have tried installing an old version of Word that AC 12 can hook into?

These links may help - and google some more: ... oyprevious
Note that although both Office 2010 and Office 2003 can co-exist, Outlook 2003 and Outlook 2010 apparently not. Only one version of Outlook can be installed at any time. Thus, Outlook 2003 will be uninstalled and leaving only Outlook 2010.
If you click the custom button during an install of 2003 (e.g.), that quote would say not to install Outlook... but I'd try being minimalist anyway, and just try to install Word 2003 (or whatever old version you have), and click options to make sure that the spellcheck is installed with it (should be).

I'd hate to suggest something that mucks up your new machine though! Backup first if you decide to try this.

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By Tomek Piatek
What I don't believe is that it is 2019 and as a newcomer to ArchiCAD I find that there is no spell checking support under Windows. This is so bad, it's embarrassing.