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I would like to set the default language of a Numbers document. I figured out how to do it for a Pages document: How Do I Set the Default Language in Pages? but I cannot find the corresponding inspector tab in Numbers.

How can I set the default language of the Numbers document to e.g. German? The OS and other programs should remain in English, however.

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According to what you've done in Pages, I assume that you want to change the language of the document cells in numbers. What you did in Pages changed the language of the document, not the application.

Changing the language of document cells

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Changing the language of the applications

This is not possible from within pages. As of iWork '09 the used language follows the set language defined under System Preferences → Language & Text.

However, you can start applications in a custom language via Language Switcher (works in Lion). But even with this tool you cannot set the language in which an applications starts permanently. You have to start it via Language Switcher every time.

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Thanks for the a dive. However, to set the language to the whole sheet (selecting with Cmd A), it seems that the sheet must be empty. Otherwise, it jumps to the first word and it is necessary to do the spell check word by word... –  stefangachter Feb 25 '12 at 19:54
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