If you’re an Adobe InDesign user and not based in the United States, then you probably don’t produce flyers, brochures and the like in American English. Yet that’s the default language for text boxes in InDesign. So, how do you change the default setting to whatever language is more appropriate for your clients?
It’s really simple:
- Open InDesign, but make sure that no documents are open.
- Turn on the Character palette. This can be done by navigating to Type > Character via the menu bar, or by the keyboard shortcut (on a PC) of Ctrl+T.
In the Character tab, select the down arrow next to the Language and then select your language of choice.
When you then create a new document, the default language for text boxes will be whatever you previously selected.
When opening existing documents which still have US English as the default language for text-boxes, simply open the document and repeat steps 2 and 3, making sure that no content is selected while you alter the Language settings.