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Check Spelling and Grammar in a different language with Microsoft Word ™

Normally people need this because Word does not automatically detect the language correctly.

To change the language for spell check

With your document open in Microsoft Word ™ select the text you wish to spell check or press CTRL+a on the keyboard to select the whole document.

  1. Click on Review tab at the top of the Word window
  2. Click the down arrow under the language button
  3. Click "Set Proofing Language"
  4. In the language box scroll down and then select the language you want.
  5. Deselect the checkbox that says "Detect language automatically" or it may not set the language you want to spell check in.
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