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.
Why should we need to set this for each word we type?
This is still a major problem
[Deleted User] commented
Still not fixed...
Late October 2019 and STILL no fix. A complete embarrassment Microsoft. This is clearly unresolved and the onus continually falls on the customers to persist until heard. What will it take?
Diaconescu Tiberiu commented
Not fixed!!! Almost November 2019... this is embarrassing for Microsoft.
You can manually set the proofing language (lets say language A) for paragraphs you've already written, but as you write new lines, then you're back to your keyboard language again (language B) ...This means I have to manually set the proofing language (A) again ...every time...for manually selected paragraphs
Still not fixed ...
So I'm back to school after 5 years and that still has not been fixed. You see that Microsoft is very american-centric.
Frank Gutierrez commented
This is still an issue.
I have two languages (English and Spanish) with their respective layouts (US and US International [dead keys]) set up system-wide in Windows 10. In Office, I only have English US (no mention of Spanish ANYWHERE), but for some reason, OneNote keeps "guessing" or finding the Spanish somewhere and continuously changing the proofing language to Spanish and highlighting any word I type in English.
This is very frustrating and have been happening for a very long time. Common Microsoft! How hard can it be to fix this bug!?
2 September 2019 still not working, INSANE!!!!
Not a fix, but a workaround someone might find useful:
1) I added a US Language with my keyboard layout, this can be done under "Windows Settings > Time and Language > Languages"
1.1) Add the US language (or the one you want to use as default proofing in OneNote)
1.2) Add your keyboard layout to it
1.3) Remove the default keyboard it came with
2) Whenever I go to OneNote (usually to write in english), I hit "Windows + Space" to quickly swap between my default language/keyboard and the US/my keyboard layout.
Please re-open this. There's no option to select a default proofing language for newly text written. OneNote is continually switching back to German even the default Windows language is set to English.
It doesn't detect the language of the text and it ignores the selected proofing language on the rest of the page. So no, it's not completed.
how ms support can be so blind or arrogantly ignoring?
Described problem isn't fixed. The all that multilanguage users can do - turn off poorly working proofing
Still not fixed as of August. Unbeliveable.
still not fixed in 2019 !
not professional for MS admin OneNote team to mark this as "completed" when users still experience the bug years later.
Malcolm Yates commented
Major problem for me - July 2019.
Strongly prefer, for many reasons, the US INTL keyboard layout when typing in both English AND Spanish. Yet OneNote is unwilling to accept the supposedly default proofing language of Spanish and takes its cues from the keyboard layout. Extremely frustrating. Huge failure IMO.
Milton Rafael commented
No, it's not fixedm it's annoying for a very expensive tool. Get it fixed ASAP.
[Deleted User] commented
from the link, no "proof" in search result, so you realized the issue is not fixed? and removed everything related to proof?
June 2019, still not fixed.