Adjust text spacing and line breaks in form templates that contain both East Asian and Latin text

If you are designing a form template with both East Asian and Latin text, and you want to enhance the appearance of the form template by controlling the spaces between both types of text, you can configure your form template to automatically adjust the spaces between these two types of text. You can also configure the form template so that the line breaks for East Asian text occur at a normal width or half-width character for a specific line of text or for any line of text in forms based on your form template.

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Before you begin

Configure Microsoft Office programs to use another language

Configure text spacing between East Asian and Latin text

Configure line breaks in East Asian text

Before you begin

To configure text spacing and line breaks in form templates that contain East Asian and Latin text, you must install the Microsoft Office Language Pack 2007 for your East Asian language, which contains the dictionary and proofing tools for that language.

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Configure Microsoft Office programs to use another language

To use an East Asian language in a Microsoft Office program, you first need to install a language pack, and then configure your Microsoft Office programs to accept and display East Asian text and to use the proofing tools for that language. This procedure assumes that you have already installed the appropriate language pack.

  1. Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Microsoft Office, point to Microsoft Office Tools, and then click Microsoft Office 2007 Language Settings.

  2. Click the Editing Languages tab.

  3. In the Available editing languages list, click the language that you want to use, and then click Add.

  4. In the Primary editing language list, click the primary language that you want to use when designing a form template.

    Note: When a language is set as the primary editing language, you cannot remove that language from the Editing languages enabled list. To remove the primary editing language from that list, you must first select another language in the Primary editing language list.

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Configure text spacing between East Asian and Latin text

To complete this procedure, you must first install and configure a language pack on your computer. The Asian Typography command on the Format menu appears only after you have installed and configured an East Asian or Latin language pack.

  1. Place your insertion point between the East Asian and Latin text that you want to adjust spacing for.

  2. On the Format menu, click Asian Typography.

  3. To enhance the appearance of the forms based on this form template by automatically adding extra spaces between East Asian and Latin text, select the Automatically adjust space between Asian and Latin text check box.

  4. To enhance the appearance of the forms based on this form template by automatically adding extra spaces between East Asian and Latin text and numbers, select the Automatically adjust space between Asian text and numbers check box.

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Configure line breaks in East Asian text

To complete this procedure, you must first install and configure a language pack on your computer. The Asian Typography command on the Format menu appears only after you have installed and configured a language pack.

After you install and configure a language pack, you can configure the form template so that a line break occurs in the form if a specific line begins or ends with a normal or half-width character. You can also configure the form template so that a line break occurs for any line in the form that begins or ends with a normal or half-width character.

Configure the line break for a specific line in a form template

  1. Place the insertion point in the text where you want to apply a line break.

  2. On the Format menu, click Asian Typography.

  3. Under Line break in the Asian Typography task pane, do one of the following:

    • To enable the line to break at a Japanese or Korean word that starts with a normal-width character, click Normal.

    • To enable the line to break at a Japanese word that ends in a normal-width character, click Normal. You cannot configure the line to break at a Korean word that ends in a normal-width character.

    • To enable the line to break at a Japanese or Korean word that ends with a normal-width character, click Normal.

    • To enable the line to break at a Japanese word that starts or ends with a normal or half-width character, click Strict. You cannot configure the line to break at a Korean word that ends with a half-width character.

Configure line breaks for all lines in a form template

  1. On the Tools menu, click Options.

    Tip: You can also access the Options dialog box by clicking Options in the Asian Typography task pane.

  2. In the Options dialog box, click the Design tab.

  3. Under Asian typography line break, do one of the following:

    • If you want any line to break at a Japanese or Korean word that starts with a normal-width character, click Normal.

    • To insert a line break after any Japanese word that ends with a normal-width character, click Normal. You cannot configure the form template to allow a line to break at a Korean word that ends with a normal-width character.

    • To insert a line break after any Japanese or Korean word that ends with a normal-width character, click Normal.

    • To insert a line break after any Japanese word that starts or ends with a normal or half-width character, click Strict. You cannot configure the form template to allow a line to break at a Korean word that ends with a half-width character.

  4. Click Set as default for new forms.

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