My spelling checker in WORD 97 keeps reverting to United States English. I set it to UK English in TOOLS/Language and have tried closing with "Set as default" and just "OK" but it immediately returns to US English. Studying the Help facility and a WORD 97 manual give no further information. Any ideas would be most welcome as it's so annoying to be told for example that Colour should be spelt Color!
Does this happen when you open a fresh blank document or is it just a particular document?
If it's a particular document then you could try opening the document and selecting the whole document (Ctrl-A) and then go to Tools, Language, Set Language. Select the English (British) option and then save the document. This will set the language for that particular document.
Often when you receive a document from someone else or OCR a document it will be set to American.
We English know all about Scottish domination as most of Bliar's govt is Scots, and he's held in power my teh vote of the over-represented Scottish people who have a far higher number of MPs that we English enjoy - if enjoy is an appropriare word.
Even worse, the Scottosh MPs have the gall to vote on English matters if it will help to keep their disreputable party in power.
Thanks everyone for your responses. Sorry I've not answered before but I'm on BT's internet and have had to change to the new BT-Yahoo system, and found today that all the responses were treated as Spam and held in a "Bulk Folder" so I've been thinking that I'd had no responses.
Re Djohn I have the Regional Setting in Control Panel set to UK English - is that what you mean? I cannot find "Language" setting there.
Peter - it's happened in documents that I have typed from scratch using the "Normal" template.
Ironically it has behaved itself ever since I posted my query but I don't know why as I've not to my knowledge changed anything.
My spelling checker continues to be OK - ie keeps to UK English. Following your point, I havechecked all my Word templates and they are all set at UK English, but it's a useful point that I had not considered. As all is now going well I'll call this matter closed. Thanks for your suggestion