How to change the language dictionary when spell checking a document

In Microsoft Word I normally write my texts in English: very occasionally I need to compose something in French.

If I want to spell check the document in French each time I change the dictionary to French it resets to the default dictionary every time I have checked a word. You end up having to change the dictionary on a word-by-word basis, which is extremely tedious.

There must be a way of swapping the base dictionary for the occasional document - it's just that I haven't found the trick.

Any ideas?
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GrahamSkanConnect With a Mentor RetiredCommented:
Generally the document text itself has a language property. You can select all or part of the text and change its language via Tools/Language/Set Language...

After doing that, you should see that selecting any part of the document will cause the relevent language to be displayed in the status bar. The spell checker should automatically pick the correct language for that document (or part)

Setting the default language determines the language of new documents created with your
edhastedAuthor Commented:
Many thanks - a neat and easy way to deal with this - Ed
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