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Document.LanguageDetected Property

Office 2007
Returns or sets a value that specifies whether Microsoft Word has detected the language of the specified text. Read/write Boolean.



expression   Required. A variable that represents a Document object.


Check the LanguageID property for the results of any previous language detection.

The LanguageDetected property is set to True when the DetectLanguage method is called. To reevaluate the language of the specified text, you must first set the LanguageDetected property to False.


This example checks the active document to determine the language it’s written in and then displays the result.

Visual Basic for Applications
With ActiveDocument
    If .LanguageDetected = True Then
        x = MsgBox("This document has already " _
            & "been checked. Do you want to check " _
            & "it again?", vbYesNo)
        If x = vbYes Then
            .LanguageDetected = False
        End If
    End If
    If .Range.LanguageID = wdEnglishUS Then
        MsgBox "This is a U.S. English document."
        MsgBox "This is not a U.S. English document."
    End If
End With