Change the default country/region

Changing the default country/region changes the standard settings for numbers, currencies, time, and date to those most commonly used for that country/region.

ShowMicrosoft Windows XP

  1. In the Control Panel, click Date, Time, Language, and Regional Options.
  2. Click Regional and Language Options, and then click the Regional Options tab.
  3. Select the country/region you want to use from the list under Standards and formats.
  4. Click OK, and then restart your program.

ShowMicrosoft Windows 2000

  1. In the Control Panel, double-click Regional Options.
  2. Use the Your locale (location) list to select the country/region you want to use as the default.
  3. If you don't see the item you want, first select the check box next to the appropriate language in the Language settings for the system box.
  4. Click OK, and then restart your program.

 Note   When you change the country/region, settings, such as the format for displaying currency and date, may also change. Check all the tabs in the Regional and Language Options or Regional Options dialog box to make sure they are correct.

 
 
Applies to:
Access 2003, Excel 2003, FrontPage 2003, InfoPath 2003, OneNote 2003, Outlook 2003, PowerPoint 2003, Publisher 2003, Word 2003