iWork/Pages language/dictionary help required

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by germanix, Apr 18, 2009.

  1. germanix macrumors member

    Apr 10, 2009
    Hannover, Germany
    I am not sure if iWork and or Pages support various languages by default or not. When I write a document in Pages I set it to auto check my spelling, which it does. The problem is I normally write in German and a german dictionary and spelling checker seems to be in place, but when I then write in english it still tries to check the spelling with the german dictionary. I do not know where to change the language for the spell checker or if needed how to install a english dictionary and spell checker. I only got my first iMac a couple of days ago and this is my first try with Pages. Any and all help will be greatly appreciated.
  2. Molnies macrumors member

    Jun 7, 2006
    Open up the Inspector (alt+cmd+I) and click on the T (text) tab.
    Then click on the More tab at the top, almost at the bottom you will have the option to select the language you want to use for spell checking.

    What you can do is create an empty template page for English and one for German. (Or if it's in the same document, set one paragraph style for English and another for German.)

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