Finally fix the spell check
Vote for this if you want the spellcheck fixed.
Onenote always uses the default language. Even if I set another language on a section. Creating a new paragraph causes the default language to be applied again.
Also: the language selector for spell check is terrible. No keyboard navigation is possible (Type e.g. "english").
Working in two languages is really hard in OneNote.
Yes please! This is so ridiculous! I need to work is several languages and at the moment this is just painful! Is there no way Microsoft can reuse things from other applications? I sometimes feel that the wheel is being reinvented for one note instead of just using functionalities that work already in Word or PowerPoint.
Yesss please make it possible to have two spoofing languages active at the same time! ;_;
Onenote team, it's in your power. Make 2020 great again. Add multiple spoofing languages. Fix the world.
Every block of text that is pasted from another program has the wrong spell checking language :-(
This is really sad for an application for keeping notes.
Really strange that not ONE SINGLE MICROSOFT person is replying.
Same problem here in OneNote. Microsoft DO SOMETHING!
20200923 STILL NOT FIXED!!!!!!!! HOW DIFFICULT CAN IT BE???
Come on, you guys...
This is the 9th most voted suggestion/issue/recommendation in the OneNote UserVoice page and has been going around for more than 6 years... SIX YEARS!!!
Please, make something about it. It is really annoying and frustrating!
I am definitely agreeing with ShadowTani.
In Holland the problem is still the same... has been discussed onto the Windows page in 2014! If I am really honest with you it is such a shame that this problem is still NOT fixed. Please fix it, as many people have the same problem. Either you can change per word the language, or onto 1 page, but not in the whole One Note program (Word etc. can do so, so why not OneNote?).
Page where this toppic has been discussed in 2014 (Note: Dutch only) :
Yes, please let it work like in MS word. It's giving me a lot work of work every day. Can you please fix this.
What the ****... When i press enter for next bullet point, it changes languages. Extremely inconvenient! Fix this please!
Still an issue in 2020!
As some of my projects are of an international nature I prefer using English in some of my notebooks. However, the default language on my computer is Norwegian. Despite having set English as the preferred language both for the display and authoring language OneNote defaults to Norwegian and frequently revert back to Norwegian making me have to manually chose the proofing language over and over again. I understand those of you who designed this software is only on English hardware yourself so you don't get to experience this infuriating issue, but it wastes so much time for those of us on a non-English Windows, so please, fix this!
Fix it a.s.a.p.
Please, we need a solution to this problem...
Takahito Maruyama commented
I'm using my computer in Japanese environment and often write documents and emails in English. I want to have English spell check in my OneNote but it does not work. Word does it perfectly. Even browsers can do it. For this issue, I cannot use OneNote for drafting emails or memos. Please fix it.
+1, still a huge issue.
How is it 5 years and the issue still hasn't been fixed... At this point I really hope Google comes up with an alternative, they're much better at listening to user feedback.
Antti P commented
This in itself is already utterly horrible, but it got even worse: even after changing the default language, new notebooks are still created in the old default language, even after restarting Onenote...
Simon Perdrisat commented
Same bugs on MacOS. I expect American companies to struggle to give a good multilingual experience. They seem to have a hard time to think that some peoples use multiple language in their daily life, especially if that language is not one of the official languages of the user's country.
But this bug is one of the most stupid I ever had related to language. I simply bad design and laziness. Fix this bugs: if a user select the full page and set it in one language -> keep this setting. You can go beyond and actually detect the language...
Yesssss! I thought I had a problem with my Onenote. Just like everyone said, it's easy!! Please fix this. Just because of this I always have to write in Word. It makes Onenote really tiresome, when it was supposed to be the compleate opposite!