Multilingual Typing > Set multiple Proofing Languages simultaneously
As many users, I use OneNote in my mother tongue and in English. I often—always!—use both langages simultaneously, within a same page. I would love OneNote to be able to consider multiple langages at the same time. I believe iOS did a similar move recently in iOS 10.
We are please to inform you that this feature was added to OneNote for Windows 10 as part of the May 2017 update.
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That update does not show ... the admin answer was unhelpful.
Steve Gordon commented
Instead of pointing towards a generic page with all patch notes - please answer the question or refrain from answering altoghether.
Furthermore, your answer is NOT helpful.
I have Office 365 running on Win 10 and I do not have the option you specify above when I right click. I agree with all of the posts, this is not a nice to have option but an essential feature.
I often write in 3 languages on the same doc, manually setting parts of the text to different languages is not an option. I can't believe that Microsoft hasn't addressed such an essential problem, especially considering that language detection is working in other office products.
Przemysław Kłys commented
I second @Adrien. Also OneNote for Windows is one thing, and OneNote in Office 365 is another.
This is not a solution... Also you can't set language per section, per notebook, only per page which is kind of crippled. I don't want to set it up every time.
Thank you for the update. Unfortunately, that does not really solve the request. I was suggesting OneNote could automatically detect the language used and set language accordingly. It is not reasonable to considerate I will select every part of the tex manually t to specify the language. I really believe the status should not be Completed :/
Yes, yes, yes again. Considering how wonderful Onenote is in many other aspects I cant understand the ignorance of the language problem by MS. I write in english and german and dont even do international teamworking on my notebooks. Still I switched off all type checking because it is not workable otherwise. Because of this problem some other features like research and translate are completely useless for me
Yes yes yes. I study at University and use OneNote but I have lectures in French AND English, so at the beginning of every English class I have to set the language, which is very annoying considering it would maybe not be difficult to change OneNote so that my whole English NoteBook is, logically, set in English.
If the language of the Text is different from the programm's language we need to change for each textfield the language by hand in order to use the Grammar correction.
Please make it simpler or give us the possibility to preset a language for a notebook or a page!
Please make it easier. Just learning OneNote and want to type my French homework, in French.... go figure. I can download a keyboard and change my language preference in OneNote, but the spell check is still English. This is a pretty significant issues, not just for students but for this bilingual world.
This would make my day!
There should be a way to set the language of a Notebook so that by default anything added to that note book is set to be in the specified language.
It should be possible to override this on a specific Section or page.
When you have a shared notebook it ends up a mess because the way it work today is that the language for any new input is based on the settings of that individual users languages settings. So when you have an international team there you want the Notebook in English you end up with all kinds of languages.
IN DEPTH PROBLEM DESCRIPTION
In Windows on the desktop OneNote uses the current users regional, language and keyboard settings. The way it is intended to work is that every users configure windows in such a way that if more than one language is needed they should be added in the localization settings in Windows. And then when you want to write in a specific language you select that language in windows by using the language bar.
In reality no one uses these features, or even know they exist.
Today there are more people who have English as their main seconded language than there are people have English as their main Native language.
So when you have geographically spread team you end up with, in my example, English (en-US), English(en-GB), English(en-), Swedish (sv-SE), Swedish (sv-FI), German(de-DE), German(ge-AT), Hindi(hi-IN), Punjabi(pa-IN) in the same Notebook, and just about everything is "red" everywhere because the spelling settings are wrong all the time.
Also there is absolutely no way to make all configure windows in the "correct" way and then educate them on how to use it to make it work with OneNote. In may cases the user can't (permission) even add a language to windows.
1. Implement a language property for ...
a. ... notebooks
b. ... sections
c. ... pages
d. ... "text boxes" (this might already exist)
2. The language setting should be inherited by sub-containers. So when a language setting is specified for a notebook it will also apply to all sections and all pages in those sections.
3. Make it possible to override the inherited language for a specific section or page.
4. Make OneNote Aware of the languages on other elements on the page, section and note book, and if most other is in a certain language then new ones should also default to the same language regardless of the current windows language bar setting.
5. Make OneNote able to detect what language something is in on a word level. If I have a set of languages defined in Windows or OneNote(office) then it is reasonable to assume my input will be in one of those languages (no matter windows language bar setting), so it should be pretty simple to figure out what language something is written in without me having to manually set it.
6. When a word is detected and believed to be miss spelled, then look if this word exist in any of my configured languages in windows(office), and if it does accept it as a word in that language (perhaps underline it with another non-disturbing color to indicate automatic language switch detection for that word.
7. When pasting text into OneNote...
a. ...if source is a webpage then check the language encoding of that webpage to set the correct language in OneNote
b. ... if any other source, then try to detect what language it is in and set it to that language, it is not possible to be sure about the language, then give a similar option as when you paste and you can select if you want to keep format or not where you can select from a short list of possible/likely languages.