For school, I often have to type up a paper in Spanish for class. I like to let Microsoft Word do the hard job: fix my Spanish mistakes, which include, accents, grammar, tenses and verb agreement. Naturally, if you buy a United States version of Office, 2007, you’ll be set to English (U.S.) by default. To change it to Spanish (one of nearly 20 versions), you’ll need to hunt the ribbon to find it.
First of all, since there are no menus, which is unnerving at first and beautiful later, you need a different idea of where to look for Set Language. You might recall that it used to be under tools, set language, in prior versions. In 2007 though, there are no tools forÃ‚Â you. Here’s where to find it.
If you look in the review tab of the ribbon (I understand that it’s odd too), you’ll quickly see options like: Spelling & Grammar Check, Research, Translate and more. If you look right above Word Count, you’ll see Set Language with a little global with a check mark next to it. That’s what you’re looking for.
There is just one other thing. When you want to change the language of a document, you probably should type out some words first, add some extra returns to the end, then select all (ctrl+a) and then use the Set Language button. This way, you’ll set the language of the text, but also have English (probably) set as the default language.