Running multiple concurrent dictionaries in Word 2007/2010

Posted on 2012-08-10
Last Modified: 2012-08-13
Quesetion:  Is it possible to run english and spanish dictionaries concurrently in Word.  I have a user that wants to compose in english and spanish at the same time.  OR is there a universal type dictionary that is recommended?  Any input woud be appreciated.
Question by:T2E
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    Yes. You can designate a different spelling language for different parts of a document.

    Select the particular part of the document for which you want to apply a particular language, then choose 'Set Language' from the Review/Proofing group and select the language of your choice.
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    by:Paul Sauvé
    Different languages can be used within the same Word document. Please see the attached document. The dictionary is chosen for the selected language.
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    You can include a Language setting in style definitions to differentiate between languages. For example, you could create custom styles like "eBody" for English text and "sBody" for the Spanish text. For occasional usage, consider creating a custom character style with the desired language attribute. The language attribute is invisible, but if you use styles, you can temporarily alter the style definition to include a differentiating color.

    Note that although you can choose a language attribute, the spell (and grammar) check will only work if you have that language pack installed for Word (or Office). Microsoft sells them here online; a Spanish pack includes several variants and costs ~C$33.

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