How to add language preferences in the Microsoft Office?

Microsoft Office offers its users a variety of apps, services, and servers to complete different tasks without any hassle. From creating presentations, documents to the spreadsheets, it has a lot more to explore.

To get any version of this popular productivity suite, you need to download the Office setup and then use the product key to activate it. You might be unaware but adding a new language to your already installed Office setup is quite simple. For this, you have to add a new language to the editing language of any Office program.

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An editing language includes the keyboard layout and proofing tools. These tools incorporate features like paragraph direction buttons and dictionaries that help in checking the spelling and grammar.

To change or add a language in your Office product downloaded from office.com/setup, follow the below-mentioned steps:

  1. Click the Start menu and type Microsoft Office or find the same from All Programs
  2. Now, open any Office application, such as Word or PowerPoint
  3. From the File Menu, select Options and then Language
  4. You will now see a “Set the Office Language Preferences” dialog box
  5. In this dialog box, under Choose Editing Languages, select the language you want to add to the “Add Additional Editing Language” list
  6. Hit Add, and you will see the newly added language in the list of editing languages
  7. However, if you see “Not Enabled” in the Keyboard Layout column, then follow these instructions:
  8. Hit the “Not Enabled” link and in the Add Languages dialog box, click Add a Language
  9. Now, choose the language you want to add from the list and click Add
  10. Close the dialog box
  11. You will now see “Enabled” in front of your added language placed under “Keyboard Layout” in the “Choose Editing Language” segment

If you find a technical glitch such as “not installed” in the Proofing section, then the only solution to this is to get a language interface pack or language pack to get the proofing tools included in the added language.

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