Pages won't use British dictionary...HELP!

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  1. netdog macrumors 603

    netdog

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    I have to say, Apple's dictionary implementation is both great and extremely uneven. I have set the system to successfully use the British English dictionary, but I can't get Pages to speak anything but American.

    Help! I will not be happy if I have paid for a word processor that can't even access a British dictionary that is part of the system software made by the same company!
     
  2. andrew050703 macrumors regular

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    yup - bugs me too.

    the only way i've found to do it is go to inspector -> T -> more
    then select british english

    unfortunately you have to do that for every document :(
     
  3. gauchogolfer macrumors 603

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    Are you setting the language in Pages via the Inspector? My recommendation would be to save a new blank document as a template after setting the dictionary. This is what I do to get French language documents in Pages.
     
  4. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    For me, Pages will default to the dictionary for the language listed first in the system International preferences. If British English is listed first, that becomes the Pages default.
     
  5. andrew050703 macrumors regular

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    Solved it!

    Did some fiddling round & think I've got it:

    Go to System Prefs -> International -> Language

    then click 'edit list'. There will be an option for British english; so tick the box, click ok & make sure its at the top of the list.

    Then open pages. A bit convoluted, but I'm happy i've finally got it sorted

    EDIT: darn, just too late!

    Hey apple - what's wrong with 'English' and 'American English'? We invented the language you know...
     
  6. netdog thread starter macrumors 603

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