Buy, install, configure, or uninstall an Office language pack

With language packs you can change the display language for the Office 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 and includes a language pack 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.

Buy, download, and install a language pack

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, like for Spanish.

Note   The Office 2003 and Office 2007 language packs 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.

Office 2013

  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.

Office 2010

After you buy, download, install, and then configure an Office language pack, you can use that language for your installed Office programs.

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 8

  1. Open Control Panel by pressing the Windows logo key + X to see a list of commands and options, and then click 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.

In Windows Vista (Category View) (only for Office 2010)

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

    Note   In Classic View, under Programs, double-click Programs and Features.

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

In Windows XP (Category View) (only for Office 2010)

  1. Click Start > Control Panel under Settings >Add or Remove Programs.

    Note   In Classic View, double-click Add or Remove Programs.

  2. In the Add or Remove Programs dialog box, click the Office language pack language you want to uninstall, click the language pack, click Remove, and then follow the instructions.

Applies To: Access 2013, Access 2010, Excel 2013, Excel 2010, InfoPath 2013, InfoPath 2010, OneNote 2010, Outlook 2013, Outlook 2010, PowerPoint 2010, Project 2010, Publisher 2013, Publisher 2010, Groove 2010, Visio 2013, Visio 2010, Word 2013, Word 2010, Project 2010 Standard, Visio Standard 2010, OneNote 2013, PowerPoint 2013, Project, Project 2013 Standard, Visio



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