Australian / New Zealand users: Have you noticed that Word persists in using American spelling, even though you thought you had set it for Australian / New Zealand spelling? Here´s how to change your default settings in Microsoft Office to have them match the default settings of your preferred language and spelling.
- In Microsoft Windows XP, on the Windows Start menu, point to All Programs, point to Microsoft Office, point to Microsoft Office Tools and then click Microsoft Office 2003 Language Settings.
In Windows 2000, on the Windows Start menu, point to Programs, point to Microsoft Office, point to Microsoft Office Tools, and then click Microsoft Office 2003 Language Settings
- Click the Enabled Languages tab.
- In the Choose the language that defines default behaviour in Microsoft Office applications box, select the language you want, and then click OK.
- Tip: If the “Enabled Languages” tab is displaying more than one language, for example, US English and Australian English, then you may want to remove US English from the list of enabled languages. Otherwise the system will accept both US and Australian spellings.
A message appears describing the effects of the change. To continue, click Continue and lose customisations.