Is your Mac not suggesting the correct spelling for you. Do you spell ‘color’, ‘colour’ or ‘realize’ as ‘realise’?
Your Mac might be set to US English, even though you’re in a country such as the UK, Australia or Canada. Here’s how you can change it.
- Go to System Preferences. You can get to this by clicking on the Apple symbol in the top left of your screen and selecting it from the menu.
- Click on ‘Language and Text’
- Make sure the ‘Language’ heading is selected.
- A list of languages is shown. The language at the top of this list will be used above all other languages and is also what OSX uses for spell checking. ‘English’ actually menas ‘US English’, we think thats very cheeky! We need to put ‘British English’ (or whatever you want) at the top of this list.
- Click on the Edit List button at the bottom of the window.
- Find ‘British English’ from the list which pops up and tick/check the box to the left of it.
- You should now see ‘British English’ at the top of your languages list. (You can drag them to change the order if you need to)
- Hooray! You are done. It’s a good idea to restart your Mac in order to see all the changes.