This article is for people who want to type and edit text in another language and are setting it up for the first time or for those people who want to understand the language configuration process. The steps guide you through all the things that you have to consider when you configure your 2007 Microsoft Office system programs to support typing and editing in a different language.
If you already know how to type and edit text in another language but still have questions, see the More information section.
Tip You might want to print this page and use it as a checklist as you complete each step.
Step 1 Determine if you need a 2007 Microsoft Office Language Pack for what you want to do.
If you do not need an Office Language Pack, or you have already installed an Office Language Pack for the language that you want to use, go to step 4 Enable keyboard layouts in Windows.
Step 2 Purchase a 2007 Microsoft Office Language Pack, if needed.
Note If you want to install an Office Language Pack on a computer owned by your company, check with your IT administrator to see if your company has a site license for the Office Language Packs you want to install.
Step 4 Enable keyboard layouts (how the keys are arranged on the keyboard) in Windows Vista and Microsoft Windows XP.
Complete this step if you want to do either of the following:
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This table lists some common tasks that you are likely to want to do when typing and editing in a different language.