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Windows 7: Word 2010 Proofing language keeps reverting to English (US)

22 Sep 2015   #1

Work Win 7, Home Win 10
Word 2010 Proofing language keeps reverting to English (US)

I am editing and revising documents that need to be in English (Australian).
I am in Australia, working for an Australian company that has set the default language set accordingly by default:
Word 2010 Proofing language keeps reverting to English (US)-temp.png

The Control Panel settings for language and keyboard seem correct (English-Australian and Us keyboard):
Word 2010 Proofing language keeps reverting to English (US)-temp2.png

There was a thread on this forum with useful advice related to this topic here:

The conclusion from Kari, who seemed to have the most in depth knowledge (and performed the most testing) was that the Windows input language overrides the Office settings (not much use for the Office setting!?).

That said, it would seem that my system is in compliance with the best advice from that thread. However,
I keep getting the automatic spell check flagging words as misspelled according to the US dictionary.

I have selected the entire document (Ctrl-a) and set the proofing language to English(Australian) several times, but the problem keeps recurring.

Any ideas why?

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22 Sep 2015   #2

Work Win 7, Home Win 10

I may have solved my own problem. I went back to take a snapshot of the proofing language setting:
Word 2010 Proofing language keeps reverting to English (US)-temp3.png

Then I realised I have probably just been selecting OK instead of "Set as Default" !

If I do that:
Word 2010 Proofing language keeps reverting to English (US)-temp4.png
the message would seem to suggest that the fault may be with my NORMAL template,
and that it will be fixed if I click Yes.

So, I've done that, I will see if the problem goes away ....

That said, it seems unlikely this is the problem. Why would the current document revert to the NORMAL template settings for content revised/added? Wouldn't it revert to the Office (or apparently maybe Windows) default?

Or, if there is a setting associated with the NORMAL template, is this setting carried forward into the document when it is created? This seems possible, and more plausible that that the document would keep reverting to a language from the NORMAL template .... but if so, where is that setting adjusted?

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 Word 2010 Proofing language keeps reverting to English (US)

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