Spell checker only lets me check in French, not English

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Performance' started by Paul, Jun 1, 2007.

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    Paul Guest

    I have spent many hours trying to get my MS Mail spell checker to check in
    English. I have gone through the E-mail, spell checker and the only
    languages it will let me use are French (Canadian) and French (French). I am
    using MS Works and will not be using MS Office. Strangely, the program does
    check my spelling in French..
    Paul, Jun 1, 2007
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    slowhand Guest

    I have the same problem please let me know if you find a fix
    slowhand, Sep 9, 2007
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    Peter Guest

    Well, what language/region is your OS set to in the first place?
    Start/Control Panel/Clock, language/region. Obviously something is French
    origin or is set to French.
    Peter, Sep 10, 2007
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    karl gruber Guest

    karl gruber, Sep 10, 2007
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    Peter Guest

    Googleing helps...

    You need to install the Proofing Tools from a previous version of Office.
    You'll be cured if you follow these instructions:
    1.. Run Setup from another Office installation disk.
    2.. Select "Custom Install".
    3.. You'll have to insert your Product Key.
    4.. Turn Off ALL of the product installations. (Right-Click icon and
    select "Not Available")
    5.. Under "Office Shared Features", set "Proofing Tools" to "Run all from
    My Computer" This should install the English, French, and Spanish
    dictionaries. English alone would probably solve the problem, but what the
    Peter, Sep 10, 2007
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    Paul Guest

    Did that and everything is in English, but thanks for trying.
    Paul, Sep 10, 2007
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    Paul Guest

    Don't have a previous version of Office. I did break down and buy Word 2007,
    but it still only gives me the choice of French and French.

    Paul, Sep 10, 2007
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