Here's our Microsoft Office Tip for.. August 12, 2002
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Setting the Language Type
People in the United States sometimes forget that the standards for correct English vary wildly depending on the region. For instance, There's a difference between the way certain words are spelled between different English speaking countries in the world. In order to follow the right rules when you're abroad, you can make changes to the way Word works.

To get a look at the different standards of English, choose Tools, Language, Set Language. Scroll down to English and select from the many different types. You can click on any style of English and click the Default button to make that style the one in use for spelling and grammar checks.