How to change spelling check language in Word (Windows & Mac)

Spelling check feature helps Ms Word users to quickly locate and correct spelling & grammar errors. This feature is available for tons of different languages. You can also set language preference for selected text too. Following are the procedure to change spelling check language in Ms Word for Windows and Mac OS.

Change spelling check language

Select the text you want to mark as different language and do the following settings.

Windows

Method 1: Set Proofing Language

  1. Navigate Review > Language >  Set Proofing Language. In Word 2007, Review tab > Proofing group > Set Language
  2. Select the desired language
  3. Select OK.
Change spelling & grammar check language in Word for Windows
Change spelling & grammar language for Windows

Method 2: Shortcut

This is a keyboard shortcut but you can surely save few clicks and is bit faster than previous method.

  1. Click the language button on the status bar. It is located at the bottom of Ms Word document window.
  2. Select the desired language
  3. Select OK
Shortcut to change spelling & grammar check language in Word for Windows
Shortcut to change spelling & grammar check language for Windows

Mac OS

  1. Navigate Review tab > Language
  2. Select the desired language
  3. Select OK.
Change spelling check language in Word for Mac OS
Change spelling check language in Word for Mac OS

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