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I am using Indesign 14.0.2 and I am translating a document from Swedish to English. When I re-saved the document, the only dictionary available is the Swedish one:

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So I created a document from scratch, and copied all the elements into this new document. This makes all the dictionaries available:

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but even though I choose an English dictionary like so:

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Swedish is still the language used for spell-checking:

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What should I do to make the change of dictionary stick?

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You must change the text spelling language from the Character Panel before activating the Check-spelling, or set the paragraph style spelling language if the text is in a paragraph style.

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Then when you open the Check-Spelling panel the spelling language will be the one chosen for the text.

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  • Thank you VERY MUCH for this answer! I just had similar issue and this fixed it. Was very frustrating.
    – Meh67
    Commented Sep 22, 2020 at 21:11

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