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How to Change the Proofing Language in Office 2010 from AmEng (U.S.) to BrEng (U.K.)
Posted by Glenn Lowry on 13 September 2016 02:29 PM

Step 1

Create a New Word document, or open an existing document with AmEng/BrEng text.

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Step 2

Select the text for which you’d like to change the proofing language. If you want to change the entire document, press CTRL – A to select all.

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Step 3

From the Review ribbon, Click Language > Set Proofing Language…

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Step 4

Choose English (U.K.) or English (U.S.) and Click OK. Obviously, you can choose any other language here as well, including English (Canada) and other versions of English.

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Step 5

Repeat this for each section of your Word document that uses a different language. If you want to change all documents to the selected language, Click Set as Default.

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That should do the trick.

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