Category Archives: Language Settings

Force MS Word Spellchecker to Accept ‘Non-US Spellings’

There are two problems with the spellchecker in Microsoft Word. One is that it struggles to accept words which are not in its dictionary, even when it appears you’ve asked it to accept this word. The second is that, in some documents, you may need to use several languages. For example, if you need to […]

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

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 […]

[How To] Delete Crop Marks in MS Word 2003 / 2007

Crop marks are markers that appear in the top left and right of your Microsoft Word documents.
These are called ‘crop marks’. To remove these, you have to disable Asian language support.
This often appear after you open a file which has an Asian language setting; Microsoft Office might activate this setting to display embedded fonts. It’s just trying to be helpful. The thing is: how do you remove it? When you open a document in Microsoft Word, margin marks or crop marks may appear on each corner of the page.

3 Ways to Write Secret Messages In MS Word

Here’s a few ways to write secret messages in MS Word.  Write your message, select it, and change the Font Color to white. Your words have disappeared! The problem here is that if another person highlights the document and changes the font to black, your words come back. Let’s try another option.  Select the text and […]