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    Unwanted change. The word 'English.' (Word XP)

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    Somewhere along the line I
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    Re: Unwanted change. The word 'English.' (Word XP)

    Why do you want it to go away? It's probably just the spell check language indicator.
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    Re: Unwanted change. The word 'English.' (Word XP)

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    Re: Unwanted change. The word 'English.' (Word XP)

    I managed to get rid of it from mine as a by-product of something else I was trying to achieve - see this thread - but note the side effect I suffered.

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    Re: Unwanted change. The word 'English.' (Word XP

    Hi Bob:
    You might see if any of the suggestions in <post#=267913>post 267913</post#> help. But read the whole thread. Make sure the Office apps are closed when working outside of Word.
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    Re: Unwanted change. The word 'English.' (Word XP

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    I followed the indicated thread, but no change in the problem. None of the suggestions in the thread worked to delete the problem.

    Perhaps its pertinent, but the word, English, appears on the Status Bar in the Normal.Dot template, so that
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    Re: Unwanted change. The word 'English.' (Word XP

    Does it appear exactly as the attachment in Hans' post above (267848) - give or take the (U.S.) bit?
    From what you say, it doesn't - I can't (practically) get my Status Bar small enough for the spell check icon anywhere near the edge!
    Any chance of a screen shot?

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    Re: Unwanted change. The word 'English.' (Word XP

    I would love to furnish a screen shot, but I don't have an application that does the job. Is there one available quickly?

    As part of the overall problem, Word doesn't automatically do the spell and grammar check, so I have to start it in every document. That
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    Re: Unwanted change. The word 'English.' (Word XP

    Quickest way for now:
    Open Word with a new document.
    Reduce Word to about half your screen size and no taller than necessary.
    Press Alt and Prnt Screen together
    Maximize Word, paste the contents of the clipboard, save and attach - I'll edit out as needed.

    You'll need to trawl through it, but the Software forum will have plenty of 'Screen Grabber' suggestions.

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    Re: Unwanted change. The word 'English.' (Word XP

    Here you go. Just a note. The captured screen doesn't show the half of the spell icon I can see when the page is full sized.
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    Re: Unwanted change. The word 'English.' (Word XP

    Looks definitely Language orientated to me - I'll leave the more Wordly wise to make more suggestions...

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    Re: Unwanted change. The word 'English.' (Word XP

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    Does anybody out there have Word without the word "English" or any other word appearing in the Status Bar, on the right side? Can you see your spelling icon? Would you send me a copy of your Normal.Dot file?
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    Re: Unwanted change. The word 'English.' (Word XP

    Hi Bob:
    You don't need/want someone else's normal.dot. You can recreate it just by deleting it (renaming is safer). Take a look at the steps in <post#=197827>post 197827</post#>. That will recreate your normal.dot & track down other potential causes.
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    Re: Unwanted change. The word 'English.' (Word XP

    Bob,

    The screen shot you posted looks exactly like mine, if you disregard the differences in Windows (not Word) display settings. If the word 'English' appears very near the right edge of your Word window, you either haven't maximized Word, or you have a low-resolution screen, or you have set (very) Large Fonts in Windows. On my screen, the language indicator is not even halfway. It has always been there since I installed Word 2002, I've never seen it without the language indicator.

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    Re: Unwanted change. The word 'English.' (Word XP

    Bob
    If you look at the Word help file (topic: Troubleshoot document views and screen displays) it lists the items that display in the status bar, I've pasted some of the text below. As others have surmised, what you are seeing is the language indicator for the text at the insertion point.
    I've noticed that there are some circumstances where the language indicator is blank but I have not been able to reliably cause this to happen - it seems to be related to where the insertion point is and maybe the field is blank when the selected text is set to "no proofing".
    Anyway, it looks as if what you are seeing is the "normal" behaviour. Curiously, the status bar is the same in Word2000 but the help file does not actually mention the existence of that field (despite listing all of the others).
    I have tried deleting "normal.dot" and upon restarting Word the language indicator is there in the status bar.

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    Text from help file...

    The status bar, which is a horizontal area at the bottom of the document window in Microsoft Word, provides information about the current state of what you are viewing in the window and any other contextual information.

    To display the status bar, click Options on the Tools menu, click the View tab, and then select the Status bar check box under Show.

    Page number
    Shows the page number.
    Section number
    Shows the section number of the page shown in the window.
    Number/number
    Shows the page number and the total number of pages based on the physical page count in the document.
    etc, etc
    OVR
    Shows the overtype mode status. Double-click OVR to turn the mode on or off. When overtype mode is off, OVR appears dimmed.
    Language
    Shows the language at the insertion point. Double-click to change the language format of selected text.
    <icon>
    Shows the spelling and grammar checking status. When Word is in the process of checking for errors, an animated pen appears over the book. If no errors are found, a check mark appears. If an error is found, an "X" appears. To resolve the error, double-click this icon.

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