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I have many footnotes that are in MLA format as references. Word's spell/grammar checker complains about the text.

I know that I can disable this if I can figure out how to set the language of that text to no language but I can only figure out how to do that for the whole document, not just the selected text.

Is there a way to do this?

If not, is there a way to prevent the spell/grammar checker from checking footnotes, or a page range?

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marked as duplicate by Karan, Tog, Brad Patton, Renan, 8088 May 8 '13 at 3:49

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The accepted answer might help:… – tuananh May 6 '13 at 3:02
@hvtuananh if you write this as an answer, I will accept it. – soandos May 6 '13 at 3:04
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According to phenry

In Word 2010:

  1. Select the text you want to affect. You can use Ctrl + A to select all the text in the document.
  2. Review tab > Language group > Language button > Set Proofing Language
  3. In the Language dialog, select the language you want to use for spell checking.

In Word 2007, Review tab > Proofing group > Set Language will accomplish the same thing.

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