Convert Traditional Chinese to Simplified Chinese and vice versa

If you are not using the Simplified Chinese or Traditional Chinese language version of Microsoft Office, then this feature is only available if you have installed Microsoft Office 2003 Proofing Tools for those languages or Microsoft Office 2003 Multilingual User Interface Pack, which is available through a volume licensing agreement.

In addition, you must enable support for Simplified Chinese or Traditional Chinese through Microsoft Office Language Settings.

To convert text, do the following:

  1. Select the text that you want to convert.

If you don't select any text, the entire document will be converted.

  1. On the Tools menu, point to Language, and then click Chinese Translation.

This command is not available if there is no text in the document.

  1. Under Translation direction, click Traditional Chinese to Simplified Chinese or Simplified Chinese to Traditional Chinese.


  • To convert common terms at a word level, for example the word "computer," select the Translate common terms check box.
  • Some traditional characters are variants that are not regarded as standard glyphs in mainland China. They are only appropriate for use in Taiwan, Hong Kong SAR, and Macao SAR. To convert to Traditional Chinese by using character variants that will make the converted text more readable, select the Use Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macao character variants check box.
Applies to:
Word 2003