All PC Labs are set to use the English (UK) spell checker and the UK keyboard layout. However, you can change this should you need to.
To change to a different language/keyboard
a. Log on to one of the PCs in an open-access PC Lab.
b. Open the application that you want to use, for example Word.
c. Click on the Language icon located towards the bottom right-hand corner of the screen.
d. Click on the language option you want to use. The keyboard will use the layout that is attributed to your selected language’s keyboard and the spell checker will begin spell checking any text you enter using the language you have specified.
To add a language to the list of available languages
If the language option you want to use is not included in the list:
a. Right-click on the Language icon located towards the bottom right-hand corner of the screen.
b. Select Settings to open the Text Services and Input Languages dialogue box.
c. To add a language click on the Add button to display the Add Input Language dialogue box.
d. Click on the down-arrow to the right of the Input language: panel to display a list of the language options available.
e. Click on the option you want to use.
f. If you wish to change the keyboard from the one applied automatically to the language option you have just selected, click on the down-arrow to the right of the Keyboard layout/IME: panel and select the keyboard you wish to use.
g. Click on OK to close the Add Input Language dialogue box.
h. Click on OK to close the Text Services and Input Languages dialogue box.
i. Repeat steps (b) to (d) and select the language you have just added to make it the active language.
Note: remember that your setting will be lost once you close-down the PC.