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    Spellcheck using the English Dictionary

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    How do I obtain a British dictionary to add to my spellchecker? The ones on my Mac keep adding "z's" to words such as "minimise, harmonise etc" and its driving me nutZ.
    I've tried changing to a custom dictionary but short of customiZing every word I so far I cant find a solution.
    Help...

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    You can change the default dictionary used by:

    Go to "System Preferences - International - Language"
    Click the "Edit List" button
    Select the appropriate dictionaries (eg. "Australian English" or "British English")
    Make sure that your newly selected dictionary is at the top of the list of available dictionaries in the "Languages:" pane.

    HTH

    Cheers
    Dont forget to use the Reputation System if someone has helped you out !!!
    Arguing with a zealot is only slightly easier than tunneling through a mountain with your forehead!!!!!
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    Spellcheck using the English Dictionary

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    English Language using Spellchecker
    Thanks for that TattooedMac, but I've tried that already.
    I deleted all other languages with the exception of British English, but still it refuses to spell correctly.
    Even Microsoft get that bit right.
    Is there anything else I could try?

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    Spellcheck using the English Dictionary

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    I Fixed It
    Well I fixed it.
    It wasn't my Mac's fault at all. It was the way I set up languages in Microsoft Word for Mac. I had assumed it would all change automatically like most things do using the Mac OS, but not this one it seems.
    Your prompt made me look deeper, so thanks for that.

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    YW Glad you got it fixed
    Dont forget to use the Reputation System if someone has helped you out !!!
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