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Foreign language dictionaries in Word

By carlos.nino ·

My question applies for Word 2000 through 2003/XP.
I have a spanish computer with a spanish Windows 2000 and Office 2000 installations. The problem is that I want to put the english language as default in Word so I can write english text and correct any faults. I try to do this by going to (in Word) Tools menu, Language, Define Language, then marking English (it does have an "abc" check mark on it), press the "Predetermined..." button and press Yes when it asks me if I want to change the predefined language to english, and finally press the "Accept" button.
But no chance, I still have the spanish dictionary predetermined.
Also, when it asks me if I want to change the predefined language to english, it also said that changes would take effect the next time I opened a blank document using the template. So I close word and open it again and create a new document from the template... but I still have the spanish dicctionary as predefined/predetermined/preeverything.
I have tried to uncheck the option that tells Word to autodetect the language, but had the same resaults.
I'm absolutelly frustrated, so if anyone has a clue on how to put the english language (or any other language besides spanish) I'd be very happy to know, and give you all the TechPoints.

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by GoJints In reply to Foreign language dictiona ...

Are you on a network which may overide any changes you make to the on your machine to the 'standard' for the network? This may be why it isn't holding. For this, you may have to save your '' to something else and force your machine to use that when opening a new document.

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by carlos.nino In reply to

No there is no network configuration involved.
Sorry I took so long to answer!

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