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    Aus Dictionary (WordXP SP3)

    Hi

    I have 2 words in my Word document spelt with different english eg
    organize = English (US)
    organise = English (Aus)

    My dictionary is English Aus and my SetLang.exe is set to Australian. Ive gone thru the registry items and either deleted all items related to US dictionary or turned it off.

    When I run the spell check it doesnt pick up the English US word as an error.
    However if I type
    color= English (US)
    colour = English (Aus)

    Is there a way to only have English Australian. and remove all references to English US. so when I do a spell check its all in English Australian and when it does find an US word - it recognised as incorrectly spelt

    any ideas?
    diana

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    Re: Aus Dictionary (WordXP SP3)

    You can "blind" the spell checker to selected words in the dictionary file by creating an "exclude dictionary." I've attached the first part of the help screen for this, but I've never tried it myself, so I don't know the potential pitfalls (if any).
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    Re: Aus Dictionary (WordXP SP3)

    Word is quite happy to have different parts of the same document set to be different languages, even different words in the same sentence.

    Can you select all the text in your document and use Tools > Language > Set Language to set all of the text to be the correct language and see if this solves your problem. Whilst you are in this dialog box make sure that the checkbox "Do not check spelling and grammar" is clear.

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    Re: Aus Dictionary (WordXP SP3)

    Jefferson - the exclude dictionary didnt work.

    Stewart - the suggestion is the current active document. I would like the spell checker to be available for the whole of Word, not just that current document.

    cheers diana

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    Re: Aus Dictionary (WordXP SP3)

    Make sure that "Detect language automatically" is not checked in the Tools | Language | Set Language dialog. If it is on, Word will automatically detect that "organize" and "color" are US English.

    Word will "remember" the setting of "Detect language automatically".
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    Re: Aus Dictionary (WordXP SP3)

    hans

    that didnt work.

    im getting so confused with setting my dictionary/languages

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    Re: Aus Dictionary (WordXP SP3)

    Your screenshot shows English (US) as the selected language. You'll have to set it to English (Australia) if you want color, flavor, etc. to be flagged as incorrect spelling.

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    Re: Aus Dictionary (WordXP SP3)

    thanks hans

    ive changed my language to English (AUS) pls see result: thats why im getting confused as its still not picking up 'organize'
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    Re: Aus Dictionary (WordXP SP3)

    The little blue double underline/slim box usually means that AutoCorrect was applied. Or maybe it means that AutoCorrect was not applied. Try hovering over it and see what it says.

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