Turn on Chinese language features in Office for Mac

You turn on the Chinese language features in Office 2016 for Mac by opening an Office application and choosing East Asian Languages under Preferences.

  1. Open any Office application.

    For example, open Word for Mac, and open a new Blank Document.

  2. Click Word, or the menu for another Office application you opened, and then click Preferences.

  3. Under Authoring and Proofing Tools, click East Asian Languages.

  4. Select Chinese - Simplified or Chinese - Traditional.

    You'll be prompted to restart the Office application for the changes to apply the change.

  5. Open the Office application that you want to use Chinese in, and open a worksheet, document, or presentation.

    All of the Chinese language fonts and tools are available for use in the application.

You turn on the Chinese language features in Office 2011 for Mac by using the Microsoft Language Register. Then, for each Office application that you want to type Chinese characters in, you can select a Chinese 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 Simplified Chinese or Traditional Chinese, 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 Chinese - Simplified or Chinese - Traditional check box, and then select the check boxes for the Chinese 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 Chinese 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 Chinese input type that you want.

    Input menu on menu bar

    Callout 1 The input menu on the menu bar.

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

See also

Proofing tools that are available for each language

About multilingual features in Office

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