Problem with Outlook spell check inheriting default language from earlier messages

Posted on 2007-10-17
Last Modified: 2008-01-09
We have 70 users on Outlook 2003. They use Word 2003 as their default editor and send mail in HTML format. They are all set to have outlook check spelling when mails are sent out. The default language in Word, Outlook and Windows regional settings is set to UK English.

The problem we are having is if somebody sends us an email that has been sent from a machine that is set to US English, our spell checkers all revert to US english when we reply to the message. It seems that by default they inherit the regional settings of the orginal message.

Can anybody tell me how I can force our machines to spell check in Outlook in UK English only, regardless of the settings of previous messages.
Question by:metamatic
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    Accepted Solution

    In MS Word:
    Select Tools . . . Language . . . Set Language
    Uncheck Detect Language Automatically

    Hope this helps.

    Author Comment

    That was part of the issue so i'll give you the points. I did, however find that even with this turned off I was getting the problem with some users. It turns out that there was another regional setting I had missed - start \ program files \ microsoft office \ microsoft office tools \ microsoft office 2003 language settings. Once this was et to UK english everything was ok

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