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    Word 97 's Dictionary (SR 2)

    Here in Australia, we LOVE Microsoft ! <img src=/S/compute.gif border=0 alt=compute width=40 height=20> - but when our IT departments installs, it invariably leaves the dictionary as 'English US'. There are a number of words we spell differently (ie - color - colour) and it causes some frustration. <img src=/S/crazy.gif border=0 alt=crazy width=15 height=15>.
    If we change the dictionary AFTER install, to 'English Australian', what are the ramifications?
    I would so appreciate any feedback from the gurus!
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    Lori from OZ

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    Re: Word 97 's Dictionary (SR 2)

    Hi Lori:
    Since I've never had to do this (being from the U.S.), you can take what I say with a grain of salt. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15> One thing I can tell you is that you must make several changes:
    1. Make sure you're regional settings in the control panel are set to English (Australian).
    2. Make sure that Control Panel/Keyboard/Input Locale is set for English (Australian)
    3. Then set the language from inside Word (Tools/Language/Set Language.../English (Australian)/Default...

    Word97 takes its default language setting from the Keyboard settings in the Control Panel. So to make any permanent change to the default language, you must change the Keyboard in the Control Panel. Word 2000 has an additional feature that allows "automatic detection of language", but that won't apply here anyhow.

    Hope this helps.

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    Re: Word 97 's Dictionary (SR 2)

    For reference and/or amusement, here's another thread on the Australian dictionary and spell-checking in Word.

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    Re: Word 97 's Dictionary (SR 2)

    Thanks for the speedy response guys!! Much appreciated!
    This is such a totally wierd thing! <img src=/S/dizzy.gif border=0 alt=dizzy width=15 height=15>
    But I thank you for pointing me in the right direction.
    I'll pass this on to the IT department.
    On ya mates!!!! <img src=/S/thankyou.gif border=0 alt=thankyou width=40 height=15>

    Lori from OZ

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    Re: Word 97 's Dictionary (SR 2)

    Lori,

    I can't speak about any issues with the Australian dictionary, but I set my default dictionary to Canadian English; kind of a hybrid between US English and the Queen's English, but with works spelt properly (colour not color) <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>) and my regional settings to Canadian English.

    I have always done this and have never run across and issues with it, so my guess is that Aussie English settings will work just fine and dandy
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