Set the language options for Office

Applies to
Microsoft Office 2003

You can set the language options for your Office installation by using the Microsoft Office 2003 Language Settings tool.

  1. Do one of the following:
    • If you are using Microsoft Windows XP, click Start, point to All Programs, point to Microsoft Office, and then point to Microsoft Office Tools.
    • If you are using Microsoft Windows 2000, click Start, point to Programs, point to Microsoft Office, and then point to Microsoft Office Tools.
  2. Click Microsoft Office 2003 Language Settings.
  3. On the Enabled Languages tab, select the languages to use for editing documents from the Available languages list, and then click Add.
  4. In the Choose the language that defines default behavior in Microsoft Office applications list, select your installation language for Office.

 Note   This setting is optional. If your installation language for Office is English, French, German, Norwegian, or Serbian, selecting the local dialect of the language makes utilities such as spelling checkers more useful.

Change the display language

If you want to change the display language for the user interface or Help, you must purchase and install the Microsoft Office 2003 Multilingual User Interface (MUI) Pack. After you install the MUI Pack, the User Interface and Help tab in the Microsoft Office 2003 Language Settings dialog box will be available.

  1. Click the User Interface and Help tab.
  2. In the Display Office 2003 in list, select the user interface language that you want.
  3. In the Display Help in list, select a language in which to view Help.

If you do not specify a language, Help is displayed by default in the user interface language that you selected.

 
 
Applies to:
Access 2003, Excel 2003, FrontPage 2003, OneNote 2003, Outlook 2003, PowerPoint 2003, Project 2003, Publisher 2003, Visio 2003, Word 2003