Buy, install, configure, or uninstall a language pack for Office 2013

With language packs, you can change the display language for the Office 2013 applications installed on your computer and use proofing and editing tools and Help in your preferred language.

Each language pack is a bundle of three language packs, for Project, Visio, and Office. If you don't need all three language packs, after you download the language you want, you can install the language pack only for the Office application you need.

Language packs must be installed in addition to another language version of Office. For example, if you have the German version of Office installed on your computer, you can purchase and install the language pack for any additional language, such as Spanish.

Note: Language packs for Office 2010 and earlier have been discontinued, and Office 2010 or Office 2013 language packs can't be used with Office 2003 or Office 2007. But you can see if an Office language interface pack (LIP) might be available since you can still download free LIPs for Office 2003 and Office 2007.

  1. On the Office 2013 language pack page, select the language you want, and then click Buy and download now.

  2. Select the options you want, and follow the instructions to buy, download, and install the language pack.

  3. Repeat the installation process for each language pack you need.

Configure a language pack in an Office application

After you install the language pack, you need to configure your Office application for your new language preferences.

Important: After installation, you must exit all Office applications for your changes to take effect.

  1. Open an Office application, like Word.

  2. Click File > Options > Language.

  3. Under Choose Editing Languages, click Add additional Editing Languages, select the language you want to add, and then click Add.

Uninstall a language pack

In Windows 10 and Windows 8

  1. Open Control Panel by right-clicking the Windows logo key and clicking Control Panel.

    Options and commands list see after pressing Windows logo key + X

  2. Under Programs, click Uninstall a program, and then follow the instructions.

In Windows 7 (Category View)

  1. Click Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a program under Programs.

  2. In the Uninstall or change a program dialog box, click the Microsoft Office language pack language you want to uninstall, click the language pack, click Uninstall, and then follow the instructions.

Related information

Office 2013 language packs

Office Language Interface Pack (LIP) downloads

Do I need a language pack, Language Accessory Pack (LAP), or a Language Interface Pack (LIP)?

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