At 09:20 05/02/2014 +0100, Graham Luffrum wrote:
In Writer I can set a language for a specific document, other than
the default LO language, so that it correctly spell-checks when I type.
It's important to realise that you can do better than this: you can
set different languages for different parts of your document, so that
spelling checking takes place for multiple languages. Apart from the
default and local character formatting, language is also a character
style property and a paragraph style property.
I cannot see how I can do this for a spreadsheet. To be more
specific the LO default language is UK English, but I write a lot in
Slovak. So I have installed dictionaries for both UK English and
Slovak. When I enter Slovak text in Calc it checks it only against
UK English. When I use the spell checker I can change the language
from English to Slovak, but after each word checked it reverts back
to English. Is there any way of stopping it from doing this. I
realise I can change the LO default language, but don't really want to do this.
o Changing the default language at Tools | Options... | Language
Settings | Languages | Default languages for documents may be more
suitable then you realise: note that there is a "For the current
document only" option. Tick that and you won't be changing the way
future documents behave.
o You can set the language of individual cells or of a range of
cells. Select the cell or range (or even an entire sheet), go to
Format | Cells... | Font | Language (or right-click Format Cells... |
Font | Language), and set the language there. You can even select
part of the text within a cell and set its language separately in the same way.
o Better still, language is a property of cell styles, so you can
create multiple cell styles for different languages and apply these
to relevant cells.
Is there some reason why Calc is different from Writer in this
respect in not being able to set a document language?
It's perhaps not as different as you imagine.
I trust this helps.
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