Turn on Japanese language features (U.S. version only)

You turn on the Japanese language features in Office 2011 for Mac by using the Microsoft Language Register. Then, for each Office application that you want to type Japanese characters in, you can select a Japanese input type.

  1. Close any open Office applications.

  2. In the Finder, open Microsoft Office 2011/Additional Tools/Microsoft Language Register, and then double-click Microsoft Language Register to open the application.

  3. On the Select the language to enable for Microsoft Office pop-up menu, click Japanese, and then click OK.

  4. On the Apple menu, click System Preferences.

  5. Under Personal, click Language & Text, and then click the Input Sources tab.

  6. Select the Kotoeri check box, and then under Kotoeri, select the check boxes for the Japanese scripts that you want.

    Tip: For more information about keyboard layouts, see Mac Help.

  7. Select the Show Input menu in menu bar check box, and then close the Language & Text dialog box.

  8. Open the Office application that you want to use Japanese in.

  9. On the right side of the menu bar, click the input menu, which is the flag of the current input type, and then click the Japanese input type that you want.

    Input menu on menu bar

    Callout 1 The input menu on the menu bar.

    You can now type Japanese characters in the application that you are using and use the other Japanese language features in Office.

See also

Proofing tools that are available for each language

About multilingual features in Office

Expand your skills
Explore training
Get new features first
Join Office Insiders

Was this information helpful?

Thank you for your feedback!

Thank you for your feedback! It sounds like it might be helpful to connect you to one of our Office support agents.