Can't change dictionary from English UK to English USA

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    Michael L.
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    I have a document that is defaulting to English UK. When I try to set it back to English USA, it won’t stay changed. My default dictionary is set to English USA for the application. It is just this one file that is experiencing this. Any advice?

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      Since no one else has answered, I’ll wonder aloud: this isn’t by any chance one of those cases where the language attribute assigned to the text differs from the default dictionary, perhaps thanks to a character or paragraph style?

      David

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    2. #33763

      David Blatner
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      Good point, David.
      Michael, what do you mean it won’t stay changed? Where are you changing it?

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      • #33766

        Michael L.
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        That’s it – this document was created by a co-worker, whose Basic Paragraph style had Language set to English:UK in the Advanced Character Formats pane. I’ll have to talk to her about why she would do such a thing. She did not create a new paragraph style when she formatted the type, so some of the Basic attributes were still applying.
        I had been trying to change the dictionary in the Check Spelling dialog box. The Basic Paragraph Style was over-riding trying to change it there. Problem solved – Thank you both.

        Michael

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