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    New Lounger
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    Language problem (Excel 97)

    How can you change the language in Excel? we have the regional settings on the pc set as Engligh (uk) but in Excel it seems to use american spelling? Word is fine.

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    Plutonium Lounger
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    Re: Language problem (Excel 97)

    AFAIK, you have to set this in the Registry.

    All the usual warnings about editing the Registry apply here!

    From the Start menu, select Run... and type RegEdit.
    Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftOffice8.0ExcelSp ell Checker
    If there is an entry named Speller, edit its value to 2057Normal (the number 2057 is the code for UK English; the code for US English is 1033). If there is no entry Speller, create one with this name and set its value to 2057Normal.

    Alternatively, you can create a text file with the following contents:<pre>REGEDIT4

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftOffice8.0ExcelSp ell Checker]

    Give it a name with extension .reg, for instance ExcelUK.reg. Opening this file will set the registry value described above

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