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Fix: GroupWise Spell Checker

One of my users came with the weirdest spelling checker issues:

  • All words are underlined as if they were wrong
  • When it worked, and the language were changed, it didn't work anymore
  • Correctly spelled words were underlined with suggestions from words that looked like the word
  • All text was underlined with one big red line (blue in basic view)

Most strangest was, the computer was freshly installed and hold the latest GroupWise Client available. So I tried to reproduce it in my own client and I could. Turned out, when you open the spell checker the option “Show phonetic suggestions” was enabled, but even turned off, it kept giving phonetic options. I one time got everything fixed, and then I changed the spell checker language to Dutch and everything was broken again.

After some time searching I finally found the fix. I needed to change a registry setting:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Novell\User Word List]

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Novell\User Word List\6.1]

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Novell\User Word List\6.1\NL]

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Novell\User Word List\6.1\NL\User Word List 0]
"Name"="C:\\Documents and Settings\\SHooft\\Local Settings\\Application Data\\Novell\\GroupWise\\WT61NL.UWL"

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Novell\User Word List\6.1\US]

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Novell\User Word List\6.1\US\User Word List 0]
"Name"="C:\\Documents and Settings\\SHooft\\Local Settings\\Application Data\\Novell\\GroupWise\\WT61US.UWL"

Watch the hex keys, if you are experiencing the same problems, I bet the values of at least one of them is “01” in stead of “01,00,00,00”.

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fixgroupwisespellchecker.txt · Last modified: 2013/04/21 10:00 by sjoerd