Make the Language Setting Stick

Click the Language icon on the Review ribbon to open this list of options. (The Windows version has even more English options!)

If you are pasting new content into a file, you may have to reset the language for that material as well. It is possible to set a different language for each word in a file, and Word seems to keep the language settings from the source document when pasting content. Sometimes it feels like I am constantly selecting all (⌘ + A) and resetting the language!

Troubleshooting

If the language setting won’t stick, check the Style designation for the problematic content. There may be a language specified for that style and Word is reverting to that setting.

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This tip comes from page 27 of the book. Find more on Styles starting on page 59 of the book.


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