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Powerpoint spellcheck in US not UK, it just won't behave


Picklefactory
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Hello folks Having trouble changing Powerpoint 2007 default language to English UK on XP machine. It keeps spell checking in English US and I cannot get UK to stick. Excel and Word are both OK, I just can't change PPT. What I've tried so far

1\ Checked I have admin rights (This is work pc) and I do. (Right click on 'Start'>'Open all users' opens OK, it wouldn't if I didn't have admin rights, also checked properties of my user and I am a member of administrators group)

2\ Start>All Programs>MS Office>MS Office Tools>MS Office 2007 Language Settings>Primary editing language is set as English UK. Enabled editing language has UK and US. I can remove US and OK it, but it just re-appears again next time I open this back up. It won't stay removed although there is no error message.

3\ Control panel>Regional & Language Options>Languages tab>Text service & input language details - everything is set as English UK with no sign of English US

4\ In Powerpoint - Office Button>Powerpoint Options>Proofing>Auto Correct - shows as English US, but no option there to change language to UK

5\ In Powerpoint - Office Button>Powerpoint Options>Custom Dictionaries - Only English UK visible in dictionary language and dictionary list, no sign of US

6\ In Word - Review tab>Set Language - UK as default but cannot remove US, both are ticked for spelling but Word is using UK. I've also unchecked 'Detect language automatically'

Any other suggestions folks, I've run out of ideas and Google is not being my friend so far

Thanks

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lotvic

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In Powerpoint - Office Button>Powerpoint Options> Proofing, and 'Custom Dictionaries' button then at bottom it says Dictionary language and there is a dropdown menu to choose from.

Is your Custom Dictionary set to English (UK)?

Curiously on my netbook that has PP 2007 it will accept both 'minimise' and 'minimize' as correct.

'Color' is not accepted but 'Colour' is.

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Picklefactory

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Thanks lotvic Yes, that's already done, but I think I've cracked it now. Google is my friend after all :o)

I found this and the section right at the bottom seems to be my issue. What I didn't tell anyone here (Didn't think it relevent) is that I am using a default PPT template which, I assume, was created with English US as default. I have been through each page, CTRl+A to highlight everything, and then when I select Language on the Review tab, it shows as English US and I just change it to English UK. It appears to have saved at that too. I hadn't noticed until now, that any NEW PPT I create is fine, it only happens on some created from elsewhere.

I think I'm solved. Thank you all for your input

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Woolwell

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This is rather curious as I had to go out, shut down my pc and when I reopened it under auto correct it was shown as English US but the spell checker was working as English UK. I did a spell check and the autocorrect then showed English UK.

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Picklefactory

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*Woolwell *

There do seem to be a few complications with it, but then it is Microsoft, and we all know how they like to keep us busy fighting glitches.

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Woolwell

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I'll change my default template when I get time.

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