Outlook 2016 for Mac spellcheck default language

The spellcheck in Outlook 2016 for Mac was driving me nuts for some time now. Most e-mails I write are in Dutch and the spellcheck defaults to English (UK). My daughter concluded “a lot of squiggly red lines” on my computer. This was the max. Outlook behave!

Here is how to change the default language:

  • Create a new message
  • Click Options > Language in the Ribbon
  • Select the preferred Language and click Default…
  • Click OK and close the new message

default_spellcheck_language_outlook2016_mac

Finally spellcheck in my own language. I’m a happy Office for Mac user again.

About erictummers

My work as a recruited developer changes almost every month. I like challenges and sharing the solutions with others. On my blog I’ll mostly post about my work, but expect an occasional home project, productivity tip and tooling review.
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