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    Changing default language (2000)

    Hi,
    When using Word as email editor, how can one change the default language in Outlook 2000 (e.g., from US English to Canadian English)? Editing Email.dot doesn't do the job.

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    Wyley

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    Re: Changing default language (2000)

    The Word dialog Tools, Language, Set language, doesn't fix this for you? (Also check that Control Panel, Regional Options is set to English (Canada), though that shouldn't be the issue for this problem.)
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    Re: Changing default language (2000)

    Thanks for your suggestion. Unfortunately, setting the default language in Word as Canadian English doesn't seem to have any effect on Outlook. I also changed the Regional Options to English (Canada) but to no avail.

    Wyley

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    Re: Changing default language (2000)

    Perhaps we overlooked the obvious; you also set Outlook Tools, Options, Spelling to Canadian English? I have seen reports that if both American English and any other English dictionaries are both installed in the Proofing Tools, there are difficulties selecting the non-US. If you have the US English MSSP*.LEX file (I -think- the US file is MSSP3ENA.LEX, and MSSP3EN.LEX is all the words which have common spelling in all English variations), you might try renaming it; this suggestion is entirely at your own risk!!
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    Re: Changing default language (2000)

    Word also looks at the keyboard locale to determine language settings. In Windows 9x and NT, this is set in the Keyboard control panel; in Windows XP, it is in Regional Settings/Languages/Details...; I don't know about Windows ME and Windows 2000, but it's probably one of these. The keyboard locale seems to be able to overrule other language settings.

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    Re: Changing default language (2000)

    Belated thanks to all who replied. I've tried all suggestions except for tampering with the LEX files (a bit reluctant to fiddle around with these). Unfortunately, I've not been able to solve this problem. Always reverts to US English

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    Re: Changing default language (2000)

    Wyley, the last suggestion I found in running a quick search in the Word forum is, open Word, select Format, Style, and see if the styles specify US English; if so change them to Canadian English via the Modify, Format, Language options (that's the menu in Word 2000). If that doesn't help, post in the Word Forum a referential post to this thread.
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    Re: Changing default language (2000)

    Thanks, John. I checked in Word and Candian English was already specified in Styles. So I'm at a bit of an impasse.

    Wyley

    P.S. How does one do a referential post?

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    Re: Changing default language (2000)

    "Referential" is just my fancy word for including a link to this thread in the form <!t>[post#=242965] when you post in the Word Forum, so readers can see what ground you have already covered. You may wish to use a title like "Unable to get Canadian proofing tools".
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