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Mar 3, 2004, 10:22 AM

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Spell Check crash Can't Post

I have downloaded the most recent htmlArea from and am having trouble with the Word spell checker. It seems as if I have bullets and numbers in the HTMLArea and do a spell check, I get a fatal error and IE shutsdown. My steps were:
  1. Download zip file from site above
  2. Extract on server
  3. Create a virtual directory
  4. Make site a "trusted site"
  5. Run example.html
  6. Add numbered items, bulleted items, and text with spelling errors (i.e. Misspeled word)
  7. I highlight the misspelled word ("Misspeled")
  8. Clicked spell check tool
  9. Word dialog opens with correction
  10. I click Cancel
  11. Then I click OK
  12. IE shuts down 85% of the time with a fatal error.

Help!!! The users love the tool but they really need a stable spell checker.

FYI, I do have a custom site where this happens as well but I wanted to eliminate all possible customizations so I downloaded a "fresh" htmlarea and followed the steps and was able to recreate.

Thanks in advance.


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