Check spelling and grammar in a different language in Office 2016 for Mac

You're quoting from, say, a British document, and see the word "colour" flagged as misspelled. When that happens, you can mark the selected text as UK English.

  • On the Tools menu, click Language, and then select your language.

    Office for Mac Tools Language Menu

If you want to change the default language for all new documents (Word and PowerPoint only):

  1. On the Tools menu, click Language, and then select your language.

    Office for Mac Tools Language Menu
  2. Click Default.

    Office for Mac Language Default
  3. Click Yes in the confirmation box.

    Office for Mac Language Default

Note: Documents created previously will not be affected.

Having trouble setting the language to check spelling and grammar? Contact us.

See Also

Proofing tools available in Office for Mac

Enable keyboard layouts in different languages in Office for Mac

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