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Windows 7: Language Settings

10 Jul 2011   #1

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Language Settings

Ok this is going to sound so stupid but how the hell do you change the language settings for office 2010, specifically Word. I have moved from the UK to the US and I need to have my spell checker in American sadly. I have tried changing the default to US and it changes instantly back to the UK. The help suggests I have to change the keyboard language - this is patently a ridiculous suggestion/solution. I already have the problem that although my keyboard language is set to UK some of the keys register in the American format (ie several keys are swtiched around and I just have to remember them). Only an idiot would link the keyboard language to the default language in the software so there must be another solution. Suggestions welcome.

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11 Jul 2011   #2

Windows 8.1 ; Windows 7 x86 (Dec2008-Jan2013)

You might want to play with settings in this window:
Start- All programs - Microsoft Office 2010 - Microsoft Office 2010 Tools - Microsoft Office 2010 language preferences.

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11 Jul 2011   #3

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Hi Neutron 16,

as with many things in life, turning it off and turning it on again solved the problem. Well actually turning it off and again three times, as I transported it various places seemed to do the trick. This afternoon when I turned it on again it suddenly decided it would be American, although I have had to remind it with one document. On the plus side I'm now learning to spell American-like.

Thanks for your help though! If I have any more problems I'll definitely give it a go!
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