Word 2007 - language options


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dd

Is there any way to set the spelling/grammar language per document (rather
than globally)? I edit docs in different languages and when a doc gets too
long, Word freaks out.

I know I can change the language globally, which I don't want to do, or turn
off the spelling/grammar check - again globally - but I don't want to do that.

I want to set the "spelling" language at the document level, not the global
level.
 
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Suzanne S. Barnhill

You can set the language for a given template and then base documents on
that template.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
http://word.mvps.org
 
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dd

OK, I went into the Microsoft Office 2007 Language Tools and selectec all the
languages I use.

I created a new template (docm).

But, the "proofing" section of the ribbon does not have a "set language"
option per the help. And when I select another language in the
Spelling/Grammar section, it always goes back to English.

I'm really frustrated. What am I missing?
 
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Suzanne S. Barnhill

Unless your corporate IT department has modified the Ribbon, then you do
have a Set Language button in the Proofing group on the Review tab. What I
see, however, is that, if I reduce the width of the Word window, the Set
Language button becomes reduced to an icon next to Thesaurus, which is a bit
confusing.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
http://word.mvps.org
 
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dd

Oops. I always run apps in half windows so it never even occurred to me to
try running it full screen. But you were right: I found the Set Language
Option.

Thank you so much.

(I've been using 2007 for only two months and simply cannot get used to it.
Things that took me only one or two clicks in Word 2000 take 3, 4 or 5 in
2007, if I can even manage to locate them.)
 
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Peter T. Daniels

The keyboard shortcuts are the same as they always have been. And you
can put the commands you use frequently on the Quick Access Toolbar.
(Right-click on it and choose Customize.)
 
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