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Changes to default language settings are not retained in Word
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When you set a language as the default input language in Microsoft Office Word, and you then restart Word, the changes are not retained.
This behavior can occur when you have more than one input language configured on the computer.
When you have more than one input language configured, the language that is used when you start Word is based on the default input language that is selected in the Text Services dialog box.
To work around this behavior, use one of the following methods.
Method 1: Remove All Additional Keyboard LayoutsThis behavior does not occur when only one keyboard layout is present. To remove all additional keyboard layouts, follow these steps:
Method 2: Install the Default Input LanguageTo specify the default input language that is used when Word starts, follow these steps:
The Text Services icon appears in Control Panel when Speech Recognition is installed during Microsoft Office XP Setup. If Speech Recognition is not installed, input languages are selected in the Keyboard Properties dialog box (in Control Panel, double-click Keyboard).