Microsoft Word and Foreign Language Dictionaries

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  1. Wes macrumors 68020

    Wes

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    I am in French AP in school and I would find it really helpful if Word picked up the numerous silly typos I make. I know I should be paying more attention, but I have 6 exams next week, so cut me some slack please.:)

    My word can't seem to grammar check in any language but English, do I have to buy a french copy :confused:?

    Thanks.
     
  2. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604

    MacsRgr8

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    Just run the "Value Pack" installer (found on the Office CD), and select the preferred languages from "Proofing Tools".
     
  3. Wes thread starter macrumors 68020

    Wes

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    Thanks! How clever is the French Grammar checker, is it right most of the time?

    EDIT: It's pretty good! Good with agreement of past participle and direct object.

    It correctly told me that:

    Non, nous nous sommes déjà lavés les cheveux.

    Should be: Non, nous nous sommes déjà lavé les cheveux.

    Because les cheveux is the direct object following the verb, therefore there is no agreement even though it is a reflexive verb.
     
  4. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604

    MacsRgr8

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    No idea to be honest.... My French definitely is not good enough. :rolleyes:

    Edit: gr8! Good to know :)
     
  5. Vector macrumors 6502a

    Vector

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    The ms word grammar check in other languages works as well as it does in english. I have been using it to check my german grammar for class and it has saved me from making many mistakes.
     

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