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    British spell-checking

    Could you help me to change American spell-checking in MS Word to British, please. It must be simple, but for some reasons I fail to do that.

    Michael


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    Re: British spell-checking

    Open Word, and open a document. Go to the main menu across the top and Click on Tools. That will give a drop-down menu, and the fifth item is Language, which Choose. This will open another small window listing languages. You will see English(US) as the first language listed. But go down the list alphabetically, and you will come to English(Aus) - (Australian) - , and English(UK), which Choose.

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    Re: British spell-checking

    Yes, I did that. Now and before. But failed to succeed. American is still dominating. I tried to set British as the default language, but it didn't help. Tried to switch off automatic definition of langiages, that didn't help too.

    Michael

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    Re: British spell-checking

    That's strange.
    What about deleting the AmE dictionary?

    (Maybe if you write what Ms Word is your, we can do something more)

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    Re: British spell-checking

    I might as well delete the American dictionary. Could you suggest how?

    My MS Word is of MS Office 2003 without any service packs. And there are some figures there (11.5604.5606), maybe the number of the release or something. Don't know, whether they are useful or not.

    Michael

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    Re: British spell-checking

    Well, I haven't used M$ Word since Office 2000.
    So, I don't *exactly* know how to delete/change the dict.
    Maybe you can ask Clippy...

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    Re: British spell-checking

    Quote Originally Posted by Grablevskij View Post
    I might as well delete the American dictionary. Could you suggest how?

    My MS Word is of MS Office 2003 without any service packs. And there are some figures there (11.5604.5606), maybe the number of the release or something. Don't know, whether they are useful or not.

    Michael
    Caution: You may want to reconsider 'deleting' the American dictionary.
    Once you start screwing around with deleting programs/files from Word you always run the risk of creating additional problems. Let's see if we can identify a 'work-around' that will help your situation.

    Cheers,
    Amigos4

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    Re: British spell-checking

    What about switching to OpenOffice?

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    Re: British spell-checking

    Quote Originally Posted by Grablevskij View Post
    Could you help me to change American spell-checking in MS Word to British, please. It must be simple, but for some reasons I fail to do that.

    Michael
    Michael,

    Try closing and re-opening your Word program. Go to 'tools' and 'language'; select 'English: U.K." Let us know if this fixes the problem! My hunch is that, for whatever reason, you couldn't change from one language to another without closing and re-opening Word.

    Good luck!

    Cheers,
    Amigos4

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    #10

    Re: British spell-checking

    Oh, I have tried everything I could imagine. I'm not a profy but a rather experienced user accustomed to clerical work. I have been using Word for maybe 10 years or more. Not that I would desperately long for British spelling, but I'd like to have it. Thank you for your advice, I'll try to torture local professionals.

    Michael

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