I am fighting a strange spelling/checking problem in MS Word (Office 365). I want Word to catch and underline in red "acknowledgements" (the UK spelling) because I write for USA clients that want to see "acknowledgment."
To complicate things, I live in Canada and so (in theory) my Windows machine wants to use Canadian (UK) English.
So, I have configured Windows and Word/Office to use the US English dictionary ONLY as the default main dictionary. I have added the US spelling of acknowledgment to my CUSTOM.DIC. (I wanted to delete the UK spelling from all dictionaries that I could see, but I could find no instances to delete.)
My current document contains a paragraph that has both US and UK spellings in it. But, Word is accepting both of the spellings. Instead, it should be protesting the UK spelling with a wavy red underline, shouldn't it?
If Word is not flagging "acknowledgement" as a spelling error, then that means Word is looking somewhere (that I can't find) to get a blessing for that spelling, correct?
Usually, when I go through my process for such words (there are more than a few that I've done), Word behaves the way I want and expect it to. But, not in this case.
Does anyone know how I might resolve the problem? Thank you