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How to change language in whole document?

asked 2012-10-29 10:17:32 +0200

Tomasz Jankowski gravatar image

updated 2013-03-25 11:54:06 +0200

manj_k gravatar image


I use localized version of latest Libreoffice (Polish), but I'm working on English document. So far I easily switched to English spell checking. However I cannot force Libreoffice to use English across whole document. For example, when I add caption to table I get:

Tabela 1: Table description


Table 1: Table description

It always use Polish translation for captions of table, image, etc.

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answered 2012-10-29 19:33:30 +0200

horst gravatar image

Try to change "local Settings" and/or "Userinterface" to english. You find it in Tools->Options, Language Settings->Languages.

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answered 2012-10-30 02:00:23 +0200

ROSt52 gravatar image

Are you using the multi-language version? I assume that this could help you. I install always the English-US version (=multi-language version) and select the 4 languages I am using and never had the problem you mentioned.

When you install the multi-language version for the first time, I recommend a customized solution. This allows you to select the language you want to use. When you upgrade, the selection is done the same way automatically.

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answered 2013-03-25 15:58:13 +0200

ROSt52 gravatar image

Please look at the answers in

It seems we have a bug here. May I suggest you get in touch with the person who raised the question behind above link and optimize the information for the bug report.

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answered 2015-01-16 14:37:08 +0200

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You can change the language of the current document via Tools / Options / Language Settings / Default languages for documents. Choose your desired language and check For the current document only.

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This is the correct answer!

ottootts gravatar imageottootts ( 2016-09-26 09:29:23 +0200 )edit
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