No matter what I do, I cannot stop the Japanese IME from switching into Japanese mode whenever I open MS Access. Even if I switch it back to UK mode, every time I change focus between fields, form objects and even between design and view modes, the IME switches back to Japanese. I see you can 'disable' the IME Mode or set it to 'alphanumeric' for individual fields and form objects but I have to do this for every single field and form control which is a problem in itself but more importantly there are problems with this as this now defaults input as US English, not UK English and therefore a significant amount of shifted characters are in the wrong place (including important characters like '@' '"' 'Â£' & '#'). I would like to simply set the default IME for Access to UK English. How can I do this? Failing that, is there a way to disable Japanese IME mode on a database or table/form level? My setup is Windows XP SP2 with a generally UK setup except that I have installed the Japanese IME and set the system font to Japanese. I have to use the Japanese system font as some applications can't display Japanese correctly without it (including MS Outlook subject headers). I have two languages set up in MS Office language Settings (UK English and Japanese) with UK English set as the default.