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Changing the proofing language of text
Changing the proofing language of text
Word 2013 can check the spelling and grammar of many dif-
ferent languages, even within a single document. The proofing
language of any part of the text is a formatting attribute, similar
to bold or italic, and you can change it as needed.
download free proofing tool packages for additional languages
from the Microsoft Office website as you need them.
For some purposes you might want to prevent spelling and
grammar checking of some parts of your document. For exam-
ple, programming code contains many words that don’t occur
in Word’s dictionary. Instead of setting the spelling checker to
ignore each word individually, you can mark the whole passage
so that it won’t be checked.
Each language version of Office 2013 includes proofing tools—
dictionaries for spelling and hyphenation, a thesaurus, and rules
for grammar—for a set of companion languages. For example,
when you install the English version of Office 2013, it includes
proofing tools for Spanish and French as well as English. You can
set the proofing language
1 Select the text for which you want to set the proofing language.
2 On the Review tab, in the Language group, click the Language
button and then click Set Proofing Language.
The Language dialog box opens.
3 Click the language that you want to use to check the spelling in the
4 If you want to change the proofing language for all future new doc-
uments based on the Normal.dotm template, click Set As Default.
5 Click OK.
CAUTION If you often see red squiggles under words that
are correctly spelled, it’s possible that Word has automatically
changed the proofing language of those words. To prevent unwanted
language changes, in the Language dialog box, clear the Detect
Language Automatically check box.
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