Please, fix the proofing language bug.
You can't set the proofing language, somehow Onenote automatically uses the display language. Very frustrating when editing or taking notes in a different language. It baffles me why this is not fixed.
We are pleased to let you know that this was completed as part of the May 2017 update to OneNote for Windows 10.
You should now be able to select some text, right click it and set the proofing language.
For more details on how to use this feature, please reference the following article:
Thank you for all your comments and feedback in helping us make OneNote better for everyone to use.
Paul Poetsma commented
This is NOT fixed, it was never fixed.
sebastian lorvik hanssen commented
No. THIS IS NOT FIXED. We have been struggling with this **** for years now. Nothing helps. What you guys need to do is create the possibility of having several default languages at the same time. If not, we are still stuck with the slow way of changing proofing language all day long. Also, please fix it for OneNote 2016 or just OneNote, whatever you call it these days.
This bug still exists. I'm writing in English (with a French keyboard). I've removeed the French prrofing languange and set English as default, but it still underlines a lot of text red, thinking it's French!!!
I have just started to use OneNote and I guess I'll immediately quit because I can't stand this issue!! This is ridiculous. June 2020 and the app is unusable for any bilingual person. Can't believe it.
Peter Dodge commented
My Windows 10 default and Office 365 language is English UK (File, Options, Language), but the proofing language in OneNote will not change from English US? Restarted several times, changed to a different English, deleted English UK, then reinstalled. Still same.
Incredibly frustrating and distracting to have regular words marked as spelling errors when they are correct!
The issue still isn't fixed. I shouldn't have to select every single word individually to change the language setting. Why can't I change the language overall? It keeps defaulting to English (United States)
Andrii Domanskyi commented
Hi, I have the same problem and I fully agree with Pär's comment. I have a local keyboard layout other than US English (I have Finnish, to be exact), but my main editing language is English. I want OneNote to automatically assume I am typing in English irrespective of what keyboard layout I have.
It is extremely annoying to manually switch the proofing language back to English.
Still a bug using Office 365 and Windows 10. The proofing language used by OneNote follows the keyboard setting and not the default Editing Language I've set. It's just to open OneNote, start typing a text and then switch keyboard to another language and OneNote will select proofing language following the keyboard layout you just selected.
Please guys at MS, understand that it's quite common to have a local keyboard layout other than US english, but your main editing language is english. All this works very good in all other products from MS, but not in OneNote. It frustrates me everyday.
David De Vocht commented
I also have this issue and believe it makes this software highly unprofessional. In Word I never had this issue before, so it should not be too difficult. Some guidance for the developers? The problem seems to be that OneNote constantly resets the proofing language to the one that is set for the keyboard. I would rather make this independent of this setting and give the control of this feature to the user.
Arne Kreutzmann commented
I have the same issue and will look for an alternative to OneNote until this is fixed!
My display and proofing languages are both set to English and the Proofing windows still shows french ( all are misspelled). How do I fix this?
Andrew Birch commented
This is NOT fixed, please get this done for Onenote for Office 365!
This is an extremely annoying time thief. I have tried all manner of trying to get ONE language to stick to OneNote, but it just keeps jumping back to another language.
still an issue, pls. FIX a.s.a.p.
Peter, you can manually set the proofing language in the "set proofing language" setting and it will work for a while, but this doesn't stick in my experience and OneNote will frequently revert back to the Windows language (happens on every new box, after deleting a row of cells in a table etc.) making one waste a lot of time reapplying the preferred proofing language, so it's not a proper fix. OneNote ignoring the preferred authoring language in the language settings entirely, at least in OneNote 2016, is bad enough.
Hi all, it seems the problem can be fixed by changing your default language to US or other proofing language you desire. It worked for me. BR
This still is a bug for me in 2020. I cannot change my proofing language to English. It is just stuck on Norwegian. Selecting English from the menu makes no difference.
Same here... please fix this... I'm using OneNote everyday, that's so frustrating to have most of the text highlighted in red... :-(
That smug reply is just salt in the wound. Why on earth would you proudly talk about having fixed the issue, if it's still just as **** two years later?
Still not working at all! Even when right clicking on some text and selecting a different language, OneNote will change back the language to the default language as soon as you start the next word! Doens't matter if I first use ctrl+A to select everything or if I just select a sentence or word... it will always change back immediately.
This is not just frustrating, it's also very embarrassing of Microsoft...