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English Spelling Dictionary Contains US and UK Spellings

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The English Language Dictionary supplied with Word contains both theU.S. English and British English dictionaries. In other words, you cancheck both English (U.S.) and English (U.K.) spelling using the samedictionary.

To check the U.S. or British English spelling of a word, you must formatthat word for the appropriate language. (To apply language formatting,choose Language from the Tools menu.) When you run the spelling checker, itchecks the (U.K.) English or (U.S.) English spelling, based on the languageformatting.

For example, if your document contains the word "colour," Word flags it asmisspelled if it is formatted as (U.S.) English, but Word considers it tobe spelled correctly if it is formatted as (U.K.) English.
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Article ID: 118507 - Last Review: 08/16/2005 18:48:17 - Revision: 1.1

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