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Office Proofing Language Missing or Fails Recognising Text



When you work in an Office application like Word or Outlook, either the Proofing Tool does not start or does not pick the correct Proofing Language.

Please Note: do not mistake this problem with the Keyboard and/or Input Language Keep Switching one which can lead to similar effects (by causing Keyboard Layout to change and consequently Input Language and thus Proofing Tool as well)!


Platform / Software Affected

This affects all Office versions (XP, 2003 and 2010).


Technical Explanation

MS Office, automatically tries to "understand" the language used by the user when typing a document, mail or presentation and may change the Proofing Language accordingly.

However, this  may fail in case:



The solution depends on the source of the problem (please note some of below solutions apply to Office 2010 thus may vary slightly for different versions of the same software):



Page last updated on 20 August 2017

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