How to Turn On (and Off ) MS Word Automatic Language Settings

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How do you turn on (or off) MS Word’s Automatic Language Settings? If you’re writing with more than one language in a document, Microsoft Word can automatically detect each language type as you write.

Automatic Language Settings – Turn On

To setup this feature:

  • Click Tools, Language, and then Set Language.
  • Select the Detect language automatically check box.

Automatic Language Settings – Turn Off

To turn off automatic language detection, clear the Detect language automatically check box.

Automatic Language Settings – Turn Off Specific Languages

Let’s say you want to turn off a specific language, for example, English (Ireland):

Remove it from the list of enabled languages in the Microsoft Office Language Settings tool.

Microsoft Office Language Settings tool

Warning

When you remove the language, you won’t be able to use features provided by that language (for example, síneadh fadas for Irish) in Microsoft Office.

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