setting language default in word 2003

September 21, 2009 at 13:16:32
Specs: Windows XP
Dear friends

I have just formatted my PC, but the proplem that the language supposed to be the second language came the first,
when ever I open word office it comes on tope and the cursor as well, I when to word help and tried:
tools > languages >set language > select the language then default then OK, i tried many many times.. it comes back as usual

how can I rest the English (US) as my default langauge for all applications on my PC?

my OS: Win XP 2002, pack3,
my office : 2003

I will appreciate if any help,
thanks in advance

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September 21, 2009 at 14:27:08
See if this works:

In Control Panel,
click Date, Time, Language, and Regional Options.
Click Regional and Language Options,
then click the Regional Options tab.
Select country/region you want to use from the list under Standards and formats.
Click OK


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September 21, 2009 at 18:46:35
I knew this, and I did it many many times.. it dosent work really, but thanks for the reply anyway

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September 22, 2009 at 04:27:06

From the description of your problem I am not sure if your problem is with your Windows operating system or with Word.

Is this an issue with the default language Word sets for new documents and then uses for spell checking?

You say that you have gone through Tools-Language-Set Language
which is the Word language setup.

Once you select a language and click on default, and answer 'Yes' to the question that comes up, all your new documents should be marked as, and spell checked as that language.

Existing documents will not be changed by this - they keep their original language setting and each one will have to be opened and changed.

Can you describe exactly where you have the wrong language. Is it in new Word documents, existing word documents or is it not in Word at all?


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September 22, 2009 at 06:54:18
try going to start / programs / microsoft office / microsoft office tools / microsoft office 2003 language settings.

I've seen a couple of cases where this was the only place it can be changed. Weird but worth a try

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September 22, 2009 at 21:36:42
I have rebooted the OS and installed office again..
it's ok now,

thanks for all your answers guys,, I appreciate the efforts

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