Pages '08 Spanish spell check

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Bill M, Oct 18, 2007.

  1. Bill M macrumors newbie

    Oct 18, 2007
    I am trying pages '08 in hopes that it will be the long sought replacement for MS word. Only one problem so far - I do lots of writing in Spanish but there is no way to access the Spanish dictionary in my Pages spell checker. When I hit <spelling> and then <spelling> the spell dialog comes up ok but only in English and there is no dictionary button that will allow me to change languages. It is not a problem with the OS X speller because the dictionary and dialogs work fine in both Spanish and English in other programs such as Mellel, Word, and even in the '08 versions of Keynote and Numbers. I love everything else about it so far but this one quirk would make it impossible for me to give up Word. Any suggestions as to what might be the problem with Pages?
  2. nerdie macrumors newbie

    Oct 18, 2007
    Just select a portion of text, then go to the Inspector and under Text inspector (big T) select the More tab. You'll see a drop down menu where you can select the language the text is supposed to be written in.

    Once you select the proper language it should be a piece of cake to spell check it.
  3. jstad macrumors regular


    Jun 13, 2007
    This isnt my topic but THANK YOU! I have been looking for an answer to this for awhile. No more 94% on spanish papers thanks to spell check errors :p :D
  4. Bill M thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 18, 2007
    Gracias for the help

    Problem solved - thanks for the help - Goodbye MS Word!!
  5. frog3r macrumors newbie

    Jun 23, 2007
    Oh my

    Thanks you a lot, I've been using word because of the spelling tools, now I can finally cut the cord. The only thing I'd like to see are the graphics and tree diagrams
  6. Sir Loin Steak macrumors 6502

    Sir Loin Steak

    Feb 2, 2009
    Spot on! Just what I was after as well!

    Perfect French from now on!

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