How to reinstall the proofing tools for Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac and for Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac

Article ID: 968546 – Last Review: March 5, 2009 – Revision: 1.0

How to reinstall the proofing tools for Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac and for Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac

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INTRODUCTION

When you work in Microsoft Office for Mac, you may find that the spelling checker is not working as expected. Or, the spelling checker does not work all together.

This article describes how to reinstall the proofing tools for Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac and for Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac.

MORE INFORMATION

Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac

  1. Exit all applications that are running.
  2. Insert the Office 2008 for Mac installation disk.
  3. When the installer window appears, click Continue.
  4. Accept the Microsoft Software License Terms, and then click Continue.
  5. Click Continue until you reach the Install Type screen (step 5).
  6. Click Customize.
  7. Expand Microsoft Office 2008, and then click to clear all the check boxes except for the Proofing tools check box.
  8. Click Upgrade. Type your Mac password when you are prompted.
  9. Start Word, and then try to check the spelling in your Word document.

Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac

  1. Exit all applications that are running.
  2. Insert the Office 2004 for Mac installation disk.
  3. Open the installation disk in Finder.
  4. Locate the Microsoft Office 2004 folder.
  5. Locate the Shared Applications folder.
  6. Drag the Proofing Tools folder to the Desktop. This takes several moments to copy.
  7. When the copy has finished, close the Finder window.
  8. Open your Mac hard disk.
  9. Locate the Applications folder.
  10. Locate the Microsoft Office 2004 folder.
  11. Open the Shared Applications folder.
  12. Drag the Proofing Tools folder from the Desktop to the Shared Applications folder. Click Yes to replace the Shared Applications folder if you are prompted that it already exists.
  13. Start Word, and then try to check the spelling in your Word document.

APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac
  • Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac Home and Student Edition
  • Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac Student and Teacher Edition
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