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    Spellchecker accessing the French Dictionary (Word 2000)

    3 of us working on a team have each experienced instances of Word switching to its French dictionary when checking an English (Amer) document. Indeed, all our documents are English (Amer) and we have never asked Word to use its French Dictionary. In my case, the spell check proceeds correctly until it reaches the word "asset", when it goes continental, and remains that way until Word is closed.

    The title bar on the spell checker reads "Spelling and Grammar: French" when the problem is occurring; "... English (Amer)" otherwise.

    ''Language" is set correctly.

    Once the problem appears in a document, it persists in that document, even thru a reboot.

    We are all running from installations on our own C drives, altho the sys admin, etc, can access them via the network.

    We are not experiencing the problem simultaneously. It started with one of us a few weeks ago, now at least 3 of us are experiencing it.

    Any ideas?

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    Re: Spellchecker accessing the French Dictionary (Word 2000)

    Jul,

    Sometimes Word does funny things.

    You can select a specific language for all documents (normal.dot) a selected document or selected words, paragraphs etc. You can also change the language at any time.

    Try this -

    Select the word "asset" - change the Language to English.

    If that does not work - select the whole document (Ctrl + A) and then set the language to English.

    Check that English is your default language in your normal.dot file - if not, select it as your default.

    Hope this helps somewhat!

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    Re: Spellchecker accessing the French Dictionary (Word 2000)

    Hi Jul:
    Not sure, but does Tools/Language/Set Language & untick "Automatically detect language" help?

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    Re: Spellchecker accessing the French Dictionary (Word 2000)

    Got to the dialog box, but the text/checkbox seem permantly greyed out. It's not checked and can't find a way to activate it to try to toggle it.

    But thanks for the suggestion.

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    Re: Spellchecker accessing the French Dictionary (Word 2000)

    Word do funny things??? Never!!!

    Thanks for the suggestions.

    English was the default, but I reset it any way. Still troubled.

    Was having trouble on many words after the first, so then did Cntl-A and set to English. Spell checker is running now. And it's still running after several doc opens and closes.

    Will pass the word on the the other afflictees.

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    Re: Spellchecker accessing the French Dictionary (Word 2000)

    Hi Jul:
    Try the thread starting with <post#=152622>post 152622</post#> & see if anything there helps.
    Cheers,

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    Re: Spellchecker accessing the French Dictionary (Word 2000)

    Thanks for the tip. I reviewed that post. Our situation is a little different; neither I or anyone who is expieriencing the problem have used multiple languages. We're all Eng Amer exclusively.

    Guess this is one for the WordQuirk file.

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    Re: Spellchecker accessing the French Dictionary (Word 2000)

    Hi Jul:
    Did you actually check the Control Panel/Keyboard icon & the Regional Settings Icon. If you have Office Resource Kit, they also have a Language Version tool. In addition, check under Microsoft Office on the Start Menu/Programs. I have a tool called Microsoft Office Language Settings.

    There has to be some reason; I can't just think it's a quirk.

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    Re: Spellchecker accessing the French Dictionary (Word 2000)

    Hi Phil
    This is a puzzler. Checked the Keyboard and Regional setting -- both are set correctly. Checked the Office language and it' s correct. Even made a new doc with English spelling errors and a word Tagged as French. Word found the English errors, found the French word, and then went on the find the rest of the English errors.

    If it weren't happening on a number of workstations....

    I was wondering if other loungers had experienced the situation, but that doesn't seem to be the case.

    Just to make it even more frustrating, the project we were working on is complete and all the workstations are being reimaged. So I can't trace it any further. Sure hope it doesn't show up on the new inage.

    Thanks for your help, it's frustrating to leave a problem unsolved, but no choice this time. <img src=/S/brickwall.gif border=0 alt=brickwall width=25 height=15> <img src=/S/brickwall.gif border=0 alt=brickwall width=25 height=15> <img src=/S/brickwall.gif border=0 alt=brickwall width=25 height=15> <img src=/S/brickwall.gif border=0 alt=brickwall width=25 height=15> <img src=/S/brickwall.gif border=0 alt=brickwall width=25 height=15>

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