how to change Access 2003 runtime dictionary language "French"

I've distributed an Access 2003 runtime application. One of the users can't get spell checking to work. He has Office 2007 installed (but not Access 2007).

After poking around I see that in Outlook 2007 and Word 2007 the Spelling dictionary's language is set to US English. From the Access 2003 application, Options, Spelling shows the dictionary language is set to French. The dropdown doesn't give me any other options.

Any ideas how I can get US English set as the language for the Access 2003 runtime? Or is there a way to make the Access 2003 runtime use the language the Office 2007 applications are using?
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Scott McDaniel (Microsoft Access MVP - EE MVE )Infotrakker SoftwareCommented:
First - do you mean that you have an application written in 2003 AND you are deploying that application + the Access 2003 RUNTIME version? Or do you mean that you're simply distributing an application written in Access 2003?

You could always let that user run the application in 2007 ... in most cases, that should work fine (although I'd be SURE to test it first). This should then pickup the dictionaries from Office 2007 and use them. Assuming you're using the ART, then spell checking in the runtime has always been a hit-or-miss sort of thing.
GordonPrinceAuthor Commented:
I have an Access 2003 application and I'm deploying it to run with the Access 2003 runtime version. The user with the problem has Office 2007 without Access 2007. Most of the 30 users using the application have Office 2003, several have Office XP, two have Office 2007 installed. Everyone has the Access 2003 runtime.
Scott McDaniel (Microsoft Access MVP - EE MVE )Infotrakker SoftwareCommented:
I'm not sure what you can do about this, other than install Office 03 on the machine. The spell checker is part of the Office library, not Access, so it may be that the 07 dictionary isn't compatible with 03. As I've said before, the spell checker is a real pain with the runtime, especially when you're mixing versions as you're doing. Sorry I can't be of more assistance.

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GordonPrinceAuthor Commented:
I installed Office 2003's "Office Shared Tools" and "Office Tools" only. Then when I tried to run spell check I got a dialog that showed French was my language. But this time I was able to change it to US English. So now I'm operational.
Thanks for the help.

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