Proofing tools available in Office 2016 for Mac

Depending on which language you are using, proofing tools can check spelling or grammar, hyphenate text, and look up words in the thesaurus. You can switch between proofing tools by selecting a different language for your document. See how to check spelling and grammar in a different language.

Office 2016 for Mac comes pre-installed with proofing tools

  1. To see if proofing tool for your language is available, on the Tools menu, click Language.

    Office for Mac Tools Language Menu

    Note: Proofing tools in Office for Mac are pre-installed. There are no additional downloads available.

  2. See the status next to your language.

    Office for Mac proofing tools

Here's a complete list of all the languages with the available proofing tool.

Language

Proofing Tools

Afrikaans

Spelling

Arabic

Spelling, Grammar, Thesaurus

Basque

Spelling

Bosnian (Latin)

Spelling

Bulgarian

Spelling

Catalan

Spelling, Thesaurus, Hyphenator

Croatian

Spelling

Czech

Spelling, Thesaurus, Hyphenator

Danish

Spelling, Thesaurus, Hyphenator

Dutch

Spelling, Thesaurus, Hyphenator

English (Australia)

Spelling, Grammar, Thesaurus, Hyphenator

English (Canada)

Spelling, Grammar, Thesaurus, Hyphenator

English (Ireland)

Spelling, Grammar, Thesaurus, Hyphenator

English (United Kingdom)

Spelling, Grammar, Thesaurus, Hyphenator

English (United States)

Spelling, Grammar, Thesaurus, Hyphenator

Estonian

Spelling

Finnish

Spelling

French

Spelling, Thesaurus, Hyphenator

French (Canada)

Spelling, Thesaurus, Hyphenator

Galician

Spelling

German

Spelling, Thesaurus, Hyphenator

German (Austria)

Spelling, Thesaurus, Hyphenator

German (Switzerland)

Spelling, Thesaurus, Hyphenator

Greek

Spelling

Gujarati

Spelling

Hebrew

Spelling, Thesaurus

Hungarian

Spelling

Indonesian

Spelling

isiXhosa

Spelling

isiZulu

Spelling

Italian

Spelling, Thesaurus, Hyphenator

Japanese

Spelling

Kannada

Spelling

Kazakh

Spelling

Kiswahili

Spelling

Latvian

Spelling

Lithuanian

Spelling

Macedonian

Spelling

Malay (Malaysia)

Spelling

Marathi

Spelling

Norwegian (Bokmål)

Spelling, Thesaurus, Hyphenator

Norwegian (Nynorsk)

Spelling, Thesaurus, Hyphenator

Persian

Spelling

Polish

Spelling, Thesaurus, Hyphenator

Portuguese

Spelling, Thesaurus, Hyphenator

Portuguese (Brazil)

Spelling, Thesaurus, Hyphenator

Romanian

Spelling

Russian

Spelling, Thesaurus, Hyphenator

Serbian (Cyrillic)

Spelling

Serbian (Latin)

Spelling

Sesotho sa Leboa

Spelling

Setswana

Spelling

Slovak

Spelling

Spanish

Spelling, Thesaurus, Hyphenator

Swedish

Spelling, Thesaurus, Hyphenator

Tamil

Spelling

Turkish

Spelling, Thesaurus, Hyphenator

Ukrainian

Spelling

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