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    A Canadian tries spell checking

    Try this little experiment. I tried this with English (US), English (Australian) and English (Canadian). See if you get the same results in Word 2000.

    Set the language to English (US) or English (Australian). Type "Familyar" three times. Click on the spell check icon and take the suggestion "Familiar" but click on change all.

    Now, change the language to English (Canadian), type "Familyer" three times, go to the spell check and click on change all.

    If you get the same results as I did, it changed all three in English (US) and English (Australian), but for English (Canadian), clicking on change all is the equivalent to clicking on change. In other words to actually change all of the wrong spellings, I had to click three times.

    If you got the same results, I will be pleased because I will know that I am not alone. If it didn't happen for you and you can explain why it didn't, then let me know.

    I have only tried this on my home computer, but I am going to try it on another one tomorrow at work.

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    Re: A Canadian tries spell checking

    Er... it thought Canadians spell it familyar![img]/w3timages/icons/scream.gif[/img]

    I presume I don't have the English (Canadian) language dictionary, but one would think it'd prompt for installation if so, no?
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    Re: A Canadian tries spell checking

    <font face="Georgia"><font color=448800>Hi John,
    Didn't get a chance to check Word 2000 but I did check all of your suggested experiments in W97. Each time the word "familyar/familyer" was changed throughout the document.
    I did have occasion to search MSKB & a couple of other sites today for info on saving Word2000 down to a Word 6.0 document (a nightmare waiting to happen, methinks. But the "other side" has decreed that this should happen).
    Anyway came across the following text at a Q&A site - sorry I didn't get that url but here's one that lists the (many) fixes for Word 2000 in SR1&1-A
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    Re: A Canadian tries spell checking

    I tried the same experiment at a computer at work and I had no problem. However, I have included a document that has the word "the" mispelled. At home and at work, when I tried to correct them all at once, it doesn't work. I noticed that the style is something the author created, but I put it back to normal and it still doesn't work. Any idea what is happening?
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    Re: A Canadian tries spell checking

    It works for me. When you run spelling and grammar and do change all it does so.

    On the first Teh the change will not apply to the other instances of teh because it is capitalised and Teh is not the same as teh.

    When you click change all on teh nothing else changes, but as the checker reaches the opther instances it corrects them.

    I am sure under Word 97 there was an option on the shortcut menu for Change All. That seems to have disappeared. All that is left is the autocorrect which is not the same thing. Unless you use F7 or the Tools/Spelling and Grammar.
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    Re: A Canadian tries spell checking

    Don't know what to say. Obviously there is something wrong here. Trying to pinpoint it and fix it is another matter. None of the tehs, except the one I was on, changed. I tried the same at work with the same result. Word there wasn't from the same CD as I have at home.

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    Re: A Canadian tries spell checking

    The question is did the spell checker run through to the end of the passage, or did you expect all the red lines to dissapear when you said change all on the first teh?

    It's only when the spell checker passes over the subsequent teh's it changes them without asking.
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    Re: A Canadian tries spell checking

    Just to clarify: I've been following your thread on the language issue and thought you said earlier that you set your Language to English (Canadian)? - but that if you changed the language to English (United States) your spell checker worked fine.
    This document opened with English set to United States. The document is based on "normal.dot". My normal.dot is set for English (Canadian). The examples of "Teh" - even though I had said "Change All" kept stopping on errors of "Teh" and "teh".
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    Re: A Canadian tries spell checking

    Correct. Did it do the same for you? Even if I selected the whole document and set the language to English (Canadian), it still stopped at every "teh" when I clicked on "Change All" - not only at home, but at work. Any ideas?

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    Re: A Canadian tries spell checking

    Hi, David.

    What happens is that the spell checker makes me go to every instance of "teh" to change it even though I have clicked on "change all".

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