I have a Word 2013 document that's been translated from Thai to English. Word insists that the text is in Thai and formats it accordingly. Any new text I type will be in English. If I select all and then set the language to English it stubbornly remains reporting that it is Thai.

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    Under Review -> Language -> Set Proofing Language, did you turn off automatically detect language? – Dave Mar 28 '14 at 12:09
  1. Copy text to notepad, make new word document and then copy the text from notepad to the word.
  • Yeah, that's what I did since this is only a three page document. What do we do when we get a 10,000 page project. While your answer is technically correct, I'll refrain from tagging it as such in the hope that I get a neater one. – Dan Mar 28 '14 at 9:17
  • Well, it shouldn't be a problem even with document that size as well. But try ctrl+A, change the language. – Efkam Mar 28 '14 at 9:48

Try to use Search and replace command (Ctrl+H shortcut), click in Select what field, click on More button, Format--Language, select Thai

then click into Replace with field, Format--Language, select English

then press Replace All.

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