Is word retarded or what is wrong?

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  1. galstaph macrumors 6502a

    galstaph

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    OK my word has been working fine for ages then today, all of a sudden, it did something weird. Everthing I type into it is spelt WRONG (or so it is according to M$) what could cause this:confused: I've repaired permissions and done maintenance scripts but to no avail. Any suggestions?
    BTW word 2004
     
  2. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    Did you change the language accidentally?

    select all the text, go to Tools >Language and set it to English. Does that help?
     
  3. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    #3
    I have Word X and not 2004 so I'm not sure how accurate my path will be, but head to the Preferences in the Word menu, click on Spelling & Grammar, click on Dictionaries and then you should encounter a drop down list of countries/languages. Is yours selected? :)

    Alternatively, follow katie ta achoo's much more succinct advice. :p
     
  4. iSaint macrumors 603

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    Look at your Word Preferences and see what dictionary is selected. It should be Custom Dictionary. Look also at some of the other options on that preference pane to see if something there is causing the problem.

    EDIT: three replies in nine minutes, you should feel special!!! :D
     
  5. galstaph thread starter macrumors 6502a

    galstaph

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    Well I managed to transfer my essay to pages adn fix it there. I am using custom dictionary. and no language was selected so I put it on english maybe we'll see if it works. I have class tomorrow morning so I will find out quick.
    Thanks for the quick replies.

    If all else fails I could do the ol' M$ standby tech procedure - uninstall and reinstall:D (sadly all too true)
     
  6. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Sad, but typical M$ procedure. :rolleyes: :) But it can be just the right solution on occasion.
     
  7. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    I think so too. :) :p
     

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