TIP - hotfix for Word 2007 spell check for words w/non-breaking hyphens

Subject: TIP - hotfix for Word 2007 spell check for words w/non-breaking hyphens
From: "Monique Semp" <monique -dot- semp -at- earthlink -dot- net>
To: "techwr-l" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 5 Jan 2011 13:44:50 -0800

Hello, writers,

I'm working on a Word 2007 doc for a product with a hyphen in its name, that not surprisingly I've been using a non-breaking hyphen for. But, Word's spell check kept flagging it, and wouldn't let me add it to the custom dictionary or set it to Ignore All. So I went a googling, and found a hotfix: support.microsoft.com/kb/972563, and its corollary, support.microsoft.com/kb/970942.

I think whether you have this problem depends on may system things. I didn't have it with my Word 2007 installation on my old XP computer, but with the Word 2007 install on my new Windows 7 (64-bit) machine, I did.

So I offer this up in case anyone is experiencing a similar inconvenience.


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