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Hi All,
Hopefully a really simple question!
I have outlook all setup to use a UK dictionary, however, when replying to certain people the dictionary automatically swaps to a US dictionary.  How can I force Outlook to always use a UK dictionary?

Thanks in advance
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Pete LongTechnical ConsultantCommented:
wish I had a dollar for ever time ive been asked this :)

You have word set as your default email editor :)

open word > tools >language > set language
change it in word and outlook will follow :)
Pete LongTechnical ConsultantCommented:
click the default button and select the language you want ;)
Pete LongTechnical ConsultantCommented:
typed up a bit neater........................

Outlook Spell-check’s "wrong" language

This is happening because the system is not very intuitive
Even if you set the language in outlook under...
Tools > Options > Spellings > International Dictionaries

It still spell checks in another language (English US usually)
This is 99 times out of 100 because you have word set as your
Default Email editor.
Tools > Options > Mail Format > Use MS Office word <version>...


To fix the language you have to SET IT IN WORD!!

1.      Open Word
2.      Tools > Language > Set Language > Select the Language You want
3.      Click the "Default" button
4.      Click Yes to confirm.
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Eden-ITAuthor Commented:
OK, thanks for the help so far, but, I had already done that, and it is only certain people I reply to that it changes the dictionary.  For instance if I create a new email it will check the spelling in UK English, if I reply to an email from Joe it will check in uk english, but if I reply to an email from bill it will check in US english.

In word, under the language options I do have UK english and US english, I have set UK english as the default, but I can't get rid of the US englihs, if I could maybe that would solve the problem?

Pete LongTechnical ConsultantCommented:
Start >control Panel  > Regional and language options (need to be in classic view) > Languages Tab > Details > set default input language (To UK) > then below >select English US >  Remove > Apply > OK
Eden-ITAuthor Commented:
Hi peter,
you didn't quiet get the answer, but close enough!  I checked the reginoal options and as I thought it was only setup for UK.  However, I thought maybe I could just uninstall the US dictionary from the office uninstall and then I spotted the office 2003 language settings apps, had a look in there and it was then easy to remove the US as an installed language.
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