Language Settings in Compile - My Mac is set to UK English but Scrivener always compiles to US English…Please help


I’m a long-time user of Scrivener, so I more or less know how compile works. A problem I’ve been having for a long time is with language setting in compile.

My Mac system preference is set to UK/British English. However, whenever I hit compile in Scrivener to convert my work to .docx, the manuscript always ends up being converted to US English, which is not what I want. I want my compiled .docx to be in UK English. Yes, my Scrivener language is already set to System Default (and my Mac is UK English). So I don’t know what’s going on—it’s supposed to convert into UK English, but it always ends up as US English…

I know I can change the language settings later in Word (which is what I’ve been doing) but I’d like not to have to.

So please can somebody help? Thanks so much.

Hello, is there someone who can help me with this.

Go to: Scrivener > Preferences > Sharing > Conversion and turn off the “Use Advanced Converters for Microsoft Word and OpenOffice Documents”

Ignore the warning about “unsupported formatting” that comes up. The “advanced converters” are the Aspose converters; some time ago, KB wrote his own, much better, DOCX exporter which is used if you turn that option off, but the warning panel still thinks it’s the primitive Apple converter being accessed, hence the alert.

Presumably, the alert will be removed in the update which will come with Big Sur!



It works! Thank you so much, Mark. You don’t know how long I’ve been struggling with this. x