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How to change language in whole document? [closed]

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

Tomasz Jankowski gravatar image

updated 2020-08-07 16:35:13 +0200

Alex Kemp 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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manj_k gravatar imagemanj_k ( 2013-03-25 11:55:18 +0200 )edit

For me the bottom answer by @webwurst was the most clear and correct answer. I created an account just to be able to upvote, but sadly this is not possible with <5 reputation. I am on LO Writer v6.0.7.3

pjvleeuwen gravatar imagepjvleeuwen ( 2020-04-01 11:29:20 +0200 )edit

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

webwurst gravatar image

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

Why can't I upvote this with less than 5 points reputation. I signed up just to vote this up, but ridiculously I can't.

Hvergelmir gravatar imageHvergelmir ( 2019-11-14 14:28:18 +0200 )edit

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 2020-06-05 11:20:31 +0200

sahtecoban gravatar image

I found this that was helpful to me:

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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 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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