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    Setting Default Language (Word 2002/XP)

    This probably has been brought up before but I couldn't find it in the archives (not surprising seeing how much is there!) so please excuse me.
    However, am I the only frustrated UK English speaker (well - Scots, to be truthful <img src=/S/alien.gif border=0 alt=alien width=14 height=15>) who gets totally frustrated when everytime I set up English (UK) to be the default language, the next time I open Word or Outlook I get the US spell check?
    What am I doing wrong? (I always check "OK" when I get the warning dialogue about this change will effect all Office - it doesn't, or, at least, not permanently .
    also I would be interested as to why if I get an email from an American friend, using US English (rightly so) when I click on the "Reply" button I find myself being forced to use US English as well ?

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    Re: Setting Default Language (Word 2002/XP)

    These posts might help:

    <post#=270936>post 270936</post#>

    <post#=254674>post 254674</post#>

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    Re: Setting Default Language (Word 2002/XP)

    Many thanks, I managed to work my way through what was a good "Step-by-Step" tour of a complex set of actions, but here's the rub - don't bother unless you have a UK Keyboard attached (which is rather difficult to obtain in HK!) or else you'll find yourself typing '" " " instead of " @ "
    I didn't know we did it differently - so, I'll blame the English <img src=/S/bash.gif border=0 alt=bash width=35 height=39> !
    I'll just have to stick to the US English and slowly correct their spelling through the "Spell Check" <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Setting Default Language (Word 2002/XP)

    We use UK English in Office XP by adding it to our regional settings and making it the default input language.....but we set it to use a US keyboard layout and it seems to work OK. See attached file for a screen shot.

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    Re: Setting Default Language (Word 2002/XP)

    Belinda - Thanks, your solution seems to work for me as well.

    Much appreciated - IAN

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