Currently Being ModeratedNov 7, 2011 4:06 PM (in response to alison253)
Spell check uses the dictionary matching your System language setting.
Open System Preferences, then the International pane.
There are several English choices available:
(and possibly others)
If the one you want is on the visible list, drag it to the top of the list. If it's not shown, click Edit List, search the fulll list and check the box beside the one you want. While editing the list, you can also uncheck languages that you have no need to use on your computer.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 7, 2011 5:11 PM (in response to Barry)
Barry! Thanks so much, I don't know why that eluded me for so long. It was driving me absolutely nuts. And I'd like you to know that because of you, I just finished my work and am finally headed off to bed. Thank you
Currently Being ModeratedJan 24, 2013 4:06 PM (in response to Tom Gewecke)
Ah Tom you're a rock star!! I've been going around in circles changing my language everywhere but there! I am new to pages and discovering the inspector is terrific! Thank you.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 25, 2013 12:40 PM (in response to PeterBreis0807)
Actually I'm Australian. My Mac is set for where I live in System preferences, Language = English and Region = Australia, however in Pages the default was set to just English, meaning US, not English (Australian). Having only just downloaded Pages I presumed it would default to my system settings.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 26, 2013 1:10 AM (in response to DemetersRest)
When the system is set to English it is American english!!! You can change it in the System preferences > Language and text. Might be called something else on Mountain Lion if that is the system you have. You haven't told us.
Drag the choice of language to the top of the list like I have with "Svenska".
Log out of you account and in again and the setting will be in the language you chose.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 26, 2013 5:22 PM (in response to DemetersRest)
Then why did you not localise your Mac for Australia when you set it up?
It asks all the pertinant questions on first opening.
There is an "Australian English" in Language and Text, but it is a bit of a furphy, being just the British Dictionary relabeled.