How do I change the language from US to UK - Word 2003?



How do I change the language US to UK
07-09-2005, 11:02 PM
I have read a previous post on this question from a "sagura" and I believe
the answers are red herrings ... My installation is relatively new and when I
save my normal.dot to an XML file as stated in these posts it is blank. I
don't have any strange key settings... the system information tells me that
the system language is UK but the language is US. As soon as I open a new
document it says English(US) at the bottom. Position 1 in the document is
always English(US) no matter how many times I change the rest of the
document. Does OFFICE 2003 SP1 repair this ... or is this information found
in a registry key that can be changed? I see that my Outlook is also
English(US) .. how do I change that .. . although the word problem is my
priority.

Suzanne S. Barnhill
07-09-2005, 11:02 PM
See http://homepage.swissonline.ch/cindymeister/LangFmt.htm. Note that
English (UK) must be set as the default language for Word, but it won't
"take" if the system language is different.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the newsgroup so
all may benefit.

"How do I change the language US to UK" <How do I change the language US to
UK@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:AC8EFB96-7888-4C88-99ED-81E73BA86EE0@microsoft.com...
> I have read a previous post on this question from a "sagura" and I believe
> the answers are red herrings ... My installation is relatively new and
when I
> save my normal.dot to an XML file as stated in these posts it is blank. I
> don't have any strange key settings... the system information tells me
that
> the system language is UK but the language is US. As soon as I open a new
> document it says English(US) at the bottom. Position 1 in the document is
> always English(US) no matter how many times I change the rest of the
> document. Does OFFICE 2003 SP1 repair this ... or is this information
found
> in a registry key that can be changed? I see that my Outlook is also
> English(US) .. how do I change that .. . although the word problem is my
> priority.

gooner
07-09-2005, 11:02 PM
Hi Suzanne - as I said ... my System Language is UK .. it is my "document"
language that opens in US.

"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

> See http://homepage.swissonline.ch/cindymeister/LangFmt.htm. Note that
> English (UK) must be set as the default language for Word, but it won't
> "take" if the system language is different.
>
> --
> Suzanne S. Barnhill
> Microsoft MVP (Word)
> Words into Type
> Fairhope, Alabama USA
> Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
> Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the newsgroup so
> all may benefit.
>
> "How do I change the language US to UK" <How do I change the language US to
> UK@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:AC8EFB96-7888-4C88-99ED-81E73BA86EE0@microsoft.com...
> > I have read a previous post on this question from a "sagura" and I believe
> > the answers are red herrings ... My installation is relatively new and
> when I
> > save my normal.dot to an XML file as stated in these posts it is blank. I
> > don't have any strange key settings... the system information tells me
> that
> > the system language is UK but the language is US. As soon as I open a new
> > document it says English(US) at the bottom. Position 1 in the document is
> > always English(US) no matter how many times I change the rest of the
> > document. Does OFFICE 2003 SP1 repair this ... or is this information
> found
> > in a registry key that can be changed? I see that my Outlook is also
> > English(US) .. how do I change that .. . although the word problem is my
> > priority.
>
>

Suzanne S. Barnhill
07-09-2005, 11:02 PM
Have you set Word's default language to English (UK) as well?

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the newsgroup so
all may benefit.

"gooner" <gooner@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:33937A49-31A1-4CBC-A73B-260C071B37D0@microsoft.com...
> Hi Suzanne - as I said ... my System Language is UK .. it is my "document"
> language that opens in US.
>
> "Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:
>
> > See http://homepage.swissonline.ch/cindymeister/LangFmt.htm. Note that
> > English (UK) must be set as the default language for Word, but it won't
> > "take" if the system language is different.
> >
> > --
> > Suzanne S. Barnhill
> > Microsoft MVP (Word)
> > Words into Type
> > Fairhope, Alabama USA
> > Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
> > Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the
newsgroup so
> > all may benefit.
> >
> > "How do I change the language US to UK" <How do I change the language US
to
> > UK@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > news:AC8EFB96-7888-4C88-99ED-81E73BA86EE0@microsoft.com...
> > > I have read a previous post on this question from a "sagura" and I
believe
> > > the answers are red herrings ... My installation is relatively new and
> > when I
> > > save my normal.dot to an XML file as stated in these posts it is
blank. I
> > > don't have any strange key settings... the system information tells me
> > that
> > > the system language is UK but the language is US. As soon as I open a
new
> > > document it says English(US) at the bottom. Position 1 in the document
is
> > > always English(US) no matter how many times I change the rest of the
> > > document. Does OFFICE 2003 SP1 repair this ... or is this information
> > found
> > > in a registry key that can be changed? I see that my Outlook is also
> > > English(US) .. how do I change that .. . although the word problem is
my
> > > priority.
> >
> >

gooner
07-09-2005, 11:02 PM
Suzanne,
Thank You .. .It is working now ... after replying to you .. I went to
Cindymeister's page and carried out everything she suggested .. and there was
a mix in the two languages that did not become apparant until entering the CP
"Details". When I change this everything in Word changed also .. so I am now
a happy bunny ... Thanks again ...

Dave

"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

> Have you set Word's default language to English (UK) as well?
>
> --
> Suzanne S. Barnhill
> Microsoft MVP (Word)
> Words into Type
> Fairhope, Alabama USA
> Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
> Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the newsgroup so
> all may benefit.
>
> "gooner" <gooner@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:33937A49-31A1-4CBC-A73B-260C071B37D0@microsoft.com...
> > Hi Suzanne - as I said ... my System Language is UK .. it is my "document"
> > language that opens in US.
> >
> > "Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:
> >
> > > See http://homepage.swissonline.ch/cindymeister/LangFmt.htm. Note that
> > > English (UK) must be set as the default language for Word, but it won't
> > > "take" if the system language is different.
> > >
> > > --
> > > Suzanne S. Barnhill
> > > Microsoft MVP (Word)
> > > Words into Type
> > > Fairhope, Alabama USA
> > > Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
> > > Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the
> newsgroup so
> > > all may benefit.
> > >
> > > "How do I change the language US to UK" <How do I change the language US
> to
> > > UK@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > > news:AC8EFB96-7888-4C88-99ED-81E73BA86EE0@microsoft.com...
> > > > I have read a previous post on this question from a "sagura" and I
> believe
> > > > the answers are red herrings ... My installation is relatively new and
> > > when I
> > > > save my normal.dot to an XML file as stated in these posts it is
> blank. I
> > > > don't have any strange key settings... the system information tells me
> > > that
> > > > the system language is UK but the language is US. As soon as I open a
> new
> > > > document it says English(US) at the bottom. Position 1 in the document
> is
> > > > always English(US) no matter how many times I change the rest of the
> > > > document. Does OFFICE 2003 SP1 repair this ... or is this information
> > > found
> > > > in a registry key that can be changed? I see that my Outlook is also
> > > > English(US) .. how do I change that .. . although the word problem is
> my
> > > > priority.
> > >
> > >
>
>


How do I change the language from US to UK - Word 2003?