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    Good morning, all.

    I am creating a form using the RTF control in Word 2007. My problem is that the default language in the control is English (US) while the default language in the document (and on my computer) is English (Canada).

    How do I make the control use English (Canada)?

    I'm using Windows XP and a fully-patched Word 2007

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard Gee View Post
    I am creating a form using the RTF control in Word 2007.
    Is this a control from the Control Toolbox? Can you post a sample document (removing anything sensitive) to play with?

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    Here is the document I am trying to create
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    Try setting the language in the UserInput style. When I opened the file, the language in the style was set to US English.

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    Thank you Pam. Thank fixed it, although the steps for changing the language of the style seemed more complicated than necessary.

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    One other thing to note is that the default language of the document isn't really set to English (Canada): If you look at the properties of the styles in the document, they're all set to English (U.S.) - which property they inherit by being based on the Normal style. That's why the custom 'UserInput' character style was set to English (U.S.) - it inherited this property from the Normal style.

    Where content in the document has language set to English (Canada), this was done by direct formatting.

    To really reliably set the language for all new documents to English (Canada) - and avoid the need to ever have to set this again - you could locate and open your Normal.dotm template, and modify the Normal style so that spelling language is set to English (Canada).

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    Thank you, Gary.

    I've tried before to make English (Canada) the default and Word said it was the default, but it was not.

    Now I've changed normal.dotm as you suggested and it seems to really be the default.

    Rick

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    To take Gary's suggestion a step further, if you have certain documents that need a different setting, you can base them on a different template, and set the language of that template's Normal style accordingly. For example, from 1997 to 2003, I worked with a client who needed documents produced in UK English. Since I didn't want to use UK English for the majority of my work, including routine correspondence with their home office (in Dallas), I changed the language of the handful of templates that were dedicated to this project from English (US) to English (UK).

    In like manner, you could create a Canadian French version for use in Quebec.
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