Enable editing of multiple languages in Office programs

Enabling a language for editing makes language-specific options available in Microsoft Office programs. For example, if you are using the English (U.S.) version of Office, and you enable editing for Japanese, commands for formatting Japanese text appear on the Format menu in several Office programs.

  1. In Microsoft Windows XP, on the Windows Start menu, point to All Programs, point to Microsoft Office Tools, and then click Microsoft Office 2003 Language Settings.

In Microsoft Windows 2000, on the Windows Start menu, point to Programs, point to Microsoft Office Tools, and then click Microsoft Office 2003 Language Settings

  1. Click the Enabled Languages tab.
  2. In the Available languages box, select the language you want to add, and then click Add.

The language appears in the Enabled languages box.

  1. Repeat step 3 for each language you want to enable.

 Note   Some languages — for example, Asian, right-to-left (such as Arabic), and Central European languages — have system requirements that must be met before you can type characters for those languages in Office programs. For most other languages, you can install the correct keyboard layout to type characters for that language.

 
 
Applies to:
Access 2003, Excel 2003, FrontPage 2003, InfoPath 2003, OneNote 2003, Outlook 2003, PowerPoint 2003, Publisher 2003