The 2007 Microsoft Office Language Packs include proofing tools, such as the spelling checker, grammar checker, and thesaurus, for different languages. They also provide the flexibility of displaying the Ribbon (which is part of the Microsoft Office Fluent user interface), menus, and Help in different languages.
- Proofing tools for English are included with all language versions of the 2007 Microsoft Office system.
- Unless you previously purchased and installed a 2007 Microsoft Office Language Pack, your version of the 2007 Office release only includes the proofing tools for the language of your version and any companion languages. For example, if you purchased a Spanish version of the 2007 Office release, it includes the proofing tools for Spanish, Basque, Catalan, English, French, Galician, Portuguese (Brazil). To determine if any language packs are installed on your computer, see the Check which Language Packs are installed on your computer section.
What do you want to do?
Is a language pack required?
Refer to the following table to determine whether you must purchase and install language packs for the languages that you want to use.
Important Microsoft no longer offers Office 2003 or 2007 language packs for retail purchase as of July 2011. Please note Microsoft Office 2010 language packs won’t work with previous versions of Office.If you use Office 2003 or 2007, and you want to use a language pack, you need to purchase or upgrade to the Office 2010 version, either Office Home and Student, Office Home and Business, or Office Professional in your language, and then purchase an Office 2010 language pack to install over your version of Office 2010.
Office 2010 language packs are available for purchase on Office.com in 37 languages. Just choose your language in the Select a language list.
|If you want to do this:
||Is a Language Pack required?
|Type and edit text in a different language and use proofing tools, such as the spelling checker and grammar checker.
No - If your version of 2007 Microsoft Office system includes the proofing tools for the languages you want to use. To learn how to change the language of your keyboard, see Enable keyboard layouts for different languages.
Yes - If your version of 2007 Office release does not include the proofing tools for the languages that you want to use.
To see all the Language Interface Packs and the proofing tools included, see Microsoft Office 2007 Language Interface Pack overview.
To find out how to customize your computer to use another language, see Step-by-step: Preparing your computer to type and edit text in another language.
Only type and edit text in a different language.
(You do not want to use proofing tools, such as the spelling checker or grammar checker, and do not want to display menus or help in a different language.)
To change the input language of your keyboard, see Enable keyboard layouts for different languages.
|See the Office Fluent Ribbon, menus, and dialog boxes in a different language.
To learn how to change the display language for your 2007 Office release, see Enable keyboard layouts for different languages.
|See Help in a different language.
||To learn how to change the language of your Help file, see Enable another language in the display of Office programs.
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Check which Language Packs are installed on your computer
- Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Microsoft Office, point to Microsoft Office Tools, and then click Microsoft Office 2007 Language Settings.
- In the Microsoft Office Language Settings 2007 dialog box, click the Display Language tab.
- If the Display Language tab is not visible, you do not have any Language Packs installed. You only have the language of your version of the 2007 Office release. If you need additional languages that are not included with your language, you need to get a Language Pack or Language Interface Pack.
- If the Display Language tab is visible, click the tab. The Display Microsoft Office menus and dialog boxes in: list shows the languages of the Language Packs that are installed.
- If the Display Language tab is not visible but you see the language that you want is listed as an Enabled editing languages on the Editing Languages tab, see What does limited support mean.
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