This is what I want:
I have a German keyboard layout (physical and well as set up as such in Windows), am mostly writing English in Office applications like Word and OneNote, and would like to set the spell checker to British English.
This is what I get:
Having a German keyboard layout set up, my default input language is implicitly German. Each newly typed word is interpreted by the spell checker as German, even after I set the proofing language to English (either by selecting all existing text (Control + A), or without any selection when cursor is at the end-of-text position); I have to set the spell checker after every word manually to English.
In a couple of Microsoft Office's online support articles (such as this one), the following is stated:
Microsoft Office uses the default input language in the Windows operating system to determine the default language for Office programs.
My concrete question is:
Is is possible to deactivate this coupling, and to set a default language that is different from the Window's input language. (Any hack is welcome ;-))
Potentially related question on superuser:
- (1) Select spell-checking language in Internet Explorer 10, Windows 8?
- (2) How can I change the language of a OneNote section (or page/notebook)
A workaround that works good for me has been suggested at related question no. 2.