"Unable to initialize spell checking library" error

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If you see an error when launching ScreenSteps on Windows that begins with "Unable to initialize spell checking library" then your operating system is most likely missing some Microsoft files that ScreenSteps requires in order to run.

To fix the issue, visit and download the x86 version of the Visual Studio 2015, 2017, 2019 and 2022 redistributable.

The screenshot below shows which link you should use (accurate at the time of this writing):

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