The Office.com Worldwide Experience

Office.com, the Microsoft Office web site, delivers information specific to many languages and locales. The site is designed to make your language experience flexible and open. Microsoft Office language experience is all about making your Web experience as flexible and open as possible. Wherever you are, you can visit any of our international Office.com sites.

When you first visit Office.com, the language you see matches the language settings of your internet browser. You can change the settings from any page on the site by clicking on the globe in the top right corner and visiting the Office Worldwide page.

Change your language and locale settings

  1. Look for your country/region-language in the gray text next to the globe icon in the top right corner of any page on Office.com.
  2. Click to go to the Office.com Worldwide page.
  3. On the Office.com Worldwide page select a country/region-language from the list to change the language and content on the site.
  4. Click on your selection to Save the change. The home page for that language will open.

     Note    This will become your default language until you change it.

  1. You may change your language selection either in the top right corner of your page, where you will see the current language selection, or by returning to the Office Worldwide page and making your selection from the list.

 Note    Languages that have limited content available are indicated by an asterisk.(*) If you click on one of these languages, the home page, or portal page, for that language will open. All the content of the portal page is in the language you selected, but the navigation menu is in the language of its parent Office.com site. In these instances, you can view information in the language you select, but when you leave the Office.com site and return, the site will revert to the default regional web site which corresponds with that language.

 

Choose a language for Windows Internet Explorer

Some web sites offer their content in several different languages. You can add languages to your list of languages in Windows® Internet Explorer® so that you can view these sites in your preferred language.

If you frequently view web pages that are written in languages other than the default language on your computer, you may want to add the ability to display web pages in different languages.

Adding another language

  1. On the Tools menu in Internet Explorer, click Internet Options.
  2. Click Add and then click the language you want to add.
  3. On the General tab, click Languages.   

 Note    Canada users: To ensure that you are seeing pages designed for Canada, follow the steps below.

Add another language for Canadian web sites

  1. On the Tools menu in Internet Explorer, click Internet Options.
  2. On the General tab, click Languages.
  3. Click Add, and then click English (Canada) [en-ca] and click OK.
  4. Highlight English (Canada) [en-ca] in the list and click Move Up until it is at the top.
  5. Click OK.

Choose the language of your help menu in Office programs

 Note    If you change the language of the Help menu, which connects with the Office.com site, the language of your installed Office programs does not change.

  1. To change the language of the actual Office program select File; then, choose Options.
  2. On the Language Settings Menu,
  3. Select a language in the Display Help Language.         
 
 
Applies to:
Office 2010