Automatically detect languages

The feature described in this Help topic is only available if support for the language you want to use is enabled through Microsoft Office Language Settings.

If you're working in more than one language within a document, Microsoft Word can automatically detect each language as you type it.

  1. On the Tools menu, point to Language, and then click Set Language.
  2. Select the Detect language automatically check box.

 Notes 

  • To turn off automatic language detection in your document, clear the Detect language automatically check box.
  • To turn off the automatic detection of a particular language, remove it from the list of enabled languages in the Microsoft Office Language Settings tool. Remove the language only if you don't want to use features particular to that language (for example, date formats) in Word and other Microsoft Office programs.
 
 
Applies to:
Word 2003