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Word 2000 - Spell check switch between english and french on it's own

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by RedSox2004, Sep 13, 2006.

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  1. RedSox2004

    RedSox2004 Thread Starter

    Oct 29, 2004
    Windows 2000 2003
    Travels with file from computer to computer

    Dictionary avail is only the system one.
    The language options is only ENGLISH.
    French is not even available for me to select.

    I have a 4mb file with multiple headings, multiple topics, Thousands of hyperlinks.

    I type status and info into each "topic" section, cut and paste from other files, and emails.

    Hyperlind to file names.

    I think it is related to a hyperlinked document name that starts with h3nnnn_-_all.pdf.

    But, it will be checking spelling, and all of a sudden it will want to change normal english words to their French equivalent.

    It complains there are too many spelling errors for it to check. I then created "my own library" to put all the technical terms in to reduce the number of errors. I put most of the english word errors that it wanted to convert to French into it, and that reduced the number of complaints, but it is amusing / annoying.

    I cannot figure out how to find where the dictionary change is invoked within my file. Any ideas?

    This might be related to my problem with the "too many edits problem" if that one is a heap problem. Don't know how to change the heap size of word 2000.
  2. Yorkshire Guy

    Yorkshire Guy

    Dec 9, 2003
    Hi Redsox2004,

    Word documents, and different parts of a document, may be set in a different language (Tools / Set Language) than your default .

    If you have copied from other documents then the copied text may be in another language.

    You can set the text to not check spelling if it is causing you a problem, e.g. if you do not have the dictionary loaded for the language required. (same Tools / Set Language option).

    You can see the language any text has been set in by looking in the status bar at the bottom of your screen.

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