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Windows 7: Permanently changing default language to English UK

10 May 2013   #11
Kari

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by foxint View Post
Every day I open up a new word document (WORD 2010), I have to set the proofing language back to UK-English as default. But Word keeps defaulting it back to US-English.
A most confusing thread...

As far as I can understand you, you want to keep your current Windows Input Language & keyboard layout, but you would like to change the Microsoft Word 2010 default proofing & spell check language to UK English.

To change default proofing language in Microsoft Office 2010 & 2013 apps:
  • Select File menu > Options
  • Select Language in Options left pane
  • Select the language you want to use as default proofing language
  • Click Set as Default
  • Accept the change by clicking Yes in the warning dialog
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  • Restart application (Word, Excel, Access etc.)
  • Your default proofing language is now the one you selected
    Permanently changing default language to English UK-2013-05-11_003913.png

Kari




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10 May 2013   #12
foxint

Wind 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Sir

Yes exactly. Thank you for your understanding.

I have done all these steps and I do all these steps all the time. But a new document generally opens with US-English I just did it and still have US-English

I am very frustrated and annoyed with Microsoft always going back to US-English.

Help???
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10 May 2013   #13
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Please re-read Kari's advice- that is the way to specify the lanuguage. I'm based in Australia and have the same setup you require. I used exactly the steps that Kari suggested.
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10 May 2013   #14
foxint

Wind 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Guy

I followed the steps exactly... So I have no idea what I have done wrong. There may be a step I missed, but if there was I have no idea what it is. From the instructions, I did follow them exactly....

HELP
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10 May 2013   #15
Kari

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OK, as I have never had this issue with any version of Microsoft Office apps, I tested a little bit. A logical point to start testing was to delete all input languages from Windows 7 except my default Finnish (I use and have to switch between Finnish, Swedish, German and English input languages on daily basis).

Left with only Finnish as Windows input language I can reproduce your issue; changing the default proofing language in Word seems to be ineffective.

I reinstalled the input languages I need and tested again. Results are very clear: the selected Input Language in Windows must match the default proofing language in Word in order for it to work. If the Windows Input Language and default word proofing language do not match when word is launched, it defaults to language in which it has been installed, in my case US English.

Seems to me you must install and enable UK English as Windows Input Language. You can keep US English as default input language but you need to switch to UK English (icon in notification area) when using Word for it to use UK English as proofing language.

Kari
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10 May 2013   #16
foxint

Wind 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Thank you....

So I get it right... where/how/what do I do for the input language. This will be UK-English - is this correct??
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10 May 2013   #17
Kari

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Here you go:When you start Word, it picks the new documents language from your chosen input language:
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(My Taskbar is on the left instead of bottom, usually the input language selector is bottom right.)
As Windows allows you to use different input languages for each application, you can keep US English as default and select UK English when creating a new Word document.

I need to test this more but it really looks setting the default proofing language in any Office app is meaningless as the new document always defaults to language used as Windows input language. I think the solution could be to create a new template for new docs using a certain proofing language, but that I must first test.

Kari


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10 May 2013   #18
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

You might be able to use this:

Just pop it on your desktop then select whatever you want.

KeyboardLayoutChanger_v1.7.2.zip


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10 May 2013   #19
foxint

Wind 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Sir
The other bloke said that if I change the keyboard, my $ sign will be a GBP and the @ would be logged as something else.

I never use GBP and use $ and I am not sure what the @ sign will turn into…. So what do I do…??

I noticed in the Keyboard section I have 2 key boards US and AUS….??

What do I do??

Sorry, missed the keyboard thing... what does it do??
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10 May 2013   #20
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

You're kidding.
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