Options for using Office 2010 suites in multiple languages

Choose the right option for your organization

The following table provides sample scenarios and detailed descriptions to help you decide which option is right for your organization.

If you want to: You should install:
Deploy a single version of the Office 2010 suites to which users or administrators can add one or more Language Packs providing localized Menus/User Interface, Help, and document proofing tools. Any language version of the Office 2010 suites with one or more Microsoft Office Language Packs 2010 or the Office Multi-Language Pack 2010.
Standardize an English-language user interface (UI) for your organization, and enable users to view files in other languages. The English-language version of the Office 2010 suites.
Standardize an English-language UI, and provide viewing and document- proofing capabilities in other languages. The English-language version of the Office 2010 suites and one or more Office Language Packs 2010 or the Office Multi-Language Pack 2010.
Provide users with fully localized functionality in Office 2010 programs in a single language, and enable them to view files in other languages. Localized versions of the Office 2010 suites for one language.
Provide users with fully localized functionality in Office 2010 programs, and enable them to view and edit files in other languages. Localized versions of Office 2010 suites for one language and one or more Office Language Packs 2010 or the Office Multi-Language Pack 2010.

Localized versions of the Office 2010 suites

Licensing localized versions of the Office 2010 suites (such as Office 2010 suites in English and Office 2010 suites in Spanish) may be best if your organization needs completely localized functionality and the additional content that comes with some fully localized versions. Each localized version includes at least two sets of appropriate proofing tools for the languages you're likely to use most (for instance, the Norwegian version includes Norwegian, German, and English proofing tools). To expand advanced editing and UI support to up to 37 additional languages, you can add one or more Office Language Packs 2010.