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    Re: British vs American spellings

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    Re: British vs American spellings

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    'both British and American English' option
    It isn't a question of versions.

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    Re: British vs American spellings

    Oh, I see.

    Well, if you're quoting an American writer in a British English text, when the spell checker complains, simply drag your cursor over the quote to highlight it, and then select the appropriate language. That should change the language for only the highlighted section and the wavy red underlines should disappear.

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    Re: British vs American spellings

    OK, but why isn't there an option for this? Surely it can't be that complex for them to say AE dictionary + BrE dictionary = OK. It sounds like one line of code to me.

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    Re: British vs American spellings

    The main reason is that Microsoft Word is not a professional publishing application. It's designed for writing business letters, memos, agendas and the like.

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    Re: British vs American spellings

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    It annoys me that there is no 'both British and American English' option in spellcheckers, as the second I start quoting American authors, Word starts tryiong to correct me.
    That's so annoying... I just have to turn my spellchecker OFF!!!
    When I see those coloured underlines... UGH!

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