Setting language in Word 2007
Thread poster: Diana Coada

Diana Coada  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 00:20
Portuguese to English
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Aug 5, 2011

When I try to proofread a doc in Word 2007 and set the language everything is fine. But as soon as I click on ''Spelling & Grammar'' the set language changes automatically to another one.

How can I prevent this from happening? Needless to say it is quite frustrating!

Thanks in advance for all your help:)
Diana


 

Miguel Carmona  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 16:20
English to Spanish
Before setting language, select all the text Aug 5, 2011

Diana Coada wrote:

When I try to proofread a doc in Word 2007 and set the language everything is fine. But as soon as I click on ''Spelling & Grammar'' the set language changes automatically to another one.

How can I prevent this from happening? Needless to say it is quite frustrating!

Thanks in advance for all your help:)
Diana


Are you selecting all text before setting language? (Ctrl-A)

Good luck!


 

Tina Vonhof
Canada
Local time: 17:20
Member (2006)
Dutch to English
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Install package Aug 5, 2011

You need to install the proofing package for that language. After much searching I found it here: http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/language. You may need to change 'us' to 'uk' in the URL. I hope that helps.


[Edited at 2011-08-05 15:17 GMT]


 

Diana Coada  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 00:20
Portuguese to English
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TOPIC STARTER
Thank you, Miguel! Aug 6, 2011

It is a very simple and obvious solution and I don't know why I didn't think of this before!

 

Alison MacG  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 00:20
German to English
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Have you tried unchecking the "detect language automatically" box? Aug 6, 2011

This might be another reason for the problem - this is one of the options that appears in the "set language" window.

 

Diana Coada  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 00:20
Portuguese to English
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TOPIC STARTER
Thank you for the suggestion, Alison Aug 6, 2011

Yes, I always have it unchecked.

 


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