The Bottom Line
- Spellex for Outlook Express offers comprehensive and precise spell checking in Outlook Express
- You can add international languages and professional terminology (juridical, medical, etc.)
- Spellex for Outlook Express works with the standard Outlook Express "Spelling" button
- Spellex for Outlook Express cannot check your spelling as you type
- Languages are not recognized automatically
- Spellex for Outlook Express does not include a thesaurus
- Spellex for Outlook Express add a spell checker to Outlook Express.
- You can check the spelling in up to 14 languages, and special professional terminology is available.
- Spellex for Outlook Express ignores URLs.
- The spelling's checking can be initiated using a keyboard shortcut or Outlook Express's "Spelling" button.
- Spellex for Outlook Express can automatically check your every message's spelling before it is delivered.
- Spellex for Outlook Express supports Windows 2000/3/XP and Outlook Express 5/6.
Guide Review - Spellex for Outlook Express 3.0 - Spell Checker
Click it, hit "F12" or select "Tools | Spellex Spell Check" from the menu, and up pops the Spellex for Outlook Express checking dialog. A bit crowded, but all the important information and tools are there, most importantly accurate detection of misspelled words as well as sensible suggestions.
A few options can be tweaked to make Spellex check words in mixed case or words with numbers (URLs are thankfully left alone), for example, but best of all is that you can expand Spellex not only with new languages but also with specialized dictionaries for professional terminology (geographical names, for example, or medical terms).
Of course, it would be great if all this checking power could be accessed more automatically as an email is typed and with automatic language selection. It's also a pity Spellex for Outlook Express does not include thesauri.