How to change the language setting of a Google Doc?

In Google Docs, I imported a Word document and converted it to a Google doc. The spell checker didn’t recognize English words such as “Monday” and “February”. I assume that the document isn’t using English for the spell checker language.

How can this setting be changed in a Google Document?

It wasn’t using local language settings. Maybe because it started life as a Word doc (speculation). If I go into the setting and change it to Francais (French), spell check complains about “Monday”. Change it back back to English, spell check doesn’t complain about “Monday”. So the Language setting affects spell check.


As of this writing, to change the Language setting of a Google Doc, go to File > Language. In that menu, you can select a language such as “English (United States)” to get the spell checker to recognize English words.

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