How to change spell-check language of map text?

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I use MM9 for Mac, as an American working in Germany.
I need to make maps in English and also in the German language. In Word 2011(for Mac), I can easily select and change the language of any text. Constantly having my German map texts show with dashed red underlining is highly distracting.

I can find no place within MM9 to change either individual map elements' language, nor the language of an entire map. Also, the help menu does not give me any clues.
What am I overlooking?
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From Help in MM2012 (I suspect it's the same for MM9):

"The spelling dictionary language is determined by the document language. To change the language for the current map, on the Review tab, in the Proofing group, click Set Language.

"Click the Default button to make this the default language used for all new documents. You can also change the default language for new maps (but not the current map) in the MindManager Spelling options dialog."
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Thanks for sharing this. Unfortunately there is no "Proofing group" or "Review" area in MM9. But you encouraged me to dig deeper into the MM9 User manual and I found what was needed under "spell checking"; though there is nothing explicit about languages.
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Alexsg's reply encouraged me to see if there was not something more on spell-checking in the MM9-Mac User manual. There is nothing about languages, but about changing dictionaries. From page 34 (bottom):

CHECKING SPELLING
You can check the spelling for topic text and within the topic notes using the standard Mac OS X spelling features. The Mac OS X spelling window offers advanced spell-checking options: see suggestions for misspelled words, add words to the dictionary or select a different dictionary for the spell check.

The key is to know that the other available languages are accessed by changing dictionaries. However, this feature instantly changes the language of the entire map. All words from outside the 'main' language will have to be 'ignored' to turn off the bad spelling markings.
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Hi Ted,

Apologies for not checking the product tag on your original post - if I had I would not have assumed so confidently that the instructions for MM2012 would be relevant to a Mac (and I probably should have been wary of whether they applied to MM9 for Windows anyway).

I'm not usre if the all or nothing approach to changing language is a limitation of the Mac OS or MindManager - I'll have to check this out on the PC. I do know that in Word for Windows it's possible to have multiple dictionaries, though I've only ever used that facility with variations of English (eg, Australian English and US English).
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I had some problems that were similar. If you right click (or control click) on the word to check, go to spelling & grammar & then to "Show spelling & Grammar" there is a checkbox at the bottom with all the languages (including
& it includes an "Automatic by language" as well as British English etc. If the setting is changed all the map now has that language.

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