Proofing tools that are available for each language

Some of the content in this topic may not be applicable to some languages.

Which Office program are you using?

Word

PowerPoint

Excel

Word

When you type text in an Office application, Office uses proofing tools to check the document. Depending on which Office application 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. To learn how to select a different language, see Check spelling and grammar in a different language.

When you use the keyboard layout for a language that comes with proofing tools, you can also use the proofing tools for that language. For example, if you change the keyboard layout in Word from English to German, Word automatically begins using the German dictionary, the German AutoCorrect list, and the German grammar checker. The German thesaurus appears in the Reference Tools panel.

The English (U.S.) version of Office for Mac 2011 comes with proofing tools for the following languages:

Language

Proofing tools

Catalan

Spelling, thesaurus, hyphenation

Czech

Spelling, thesaurus, hyphenation

Danish

Spelling, thesaurus, hyphenation

Dutch

Spelling, thesaurus, hyphenation

English (AUS)

Spelling, thesaurus, grammar, hyphenation

English (CAN)

Spelling, thesaurus, grammar, hyphenation

English (UK)

Spelling, thesaurus, grammar, hyphenation

English (U.S.)

Spelling, thesaurus, grammar, hyphenation

Finnish

Spelling, thesaurus, hyphenation

French

Spelling, thesaurus, grammar, hyphenation

You can set the spelling and grammar preferences of Word and PowerPoint to use traditional (pre-reform) or new (post-reform) spelling rules.

French Canadian

Spelling, thesaurus, grammar, hyphenation

German

Spelling, thesaurus, grammar, hyphenation

You can set the spelling and grammar preferences of Word andPowerPoint, to use post-reform spelling rules. Excel uses the setting in Word.

German (Austrian)

Spelling, thesaurus, grammar, hyphenation

Italian

Spelling, thesaurus, grammar, hyphenation

Japanese

Rules for full grammar and consistency checking

Norwegian (Bokmål)

Spelling, thesaurus, hyphenation

Norwegian (Nynorsk)

Spelling, hyphenation

Polish

Spelling, thesaurus, hyphenation

Portuguese

Spelling, thesaurus, hyphenation

Portuguese (Brazil)

Spelling, thesaurus, hyphenation

Russian

Spelling, thesaurus, hyphenation

Spanish

Spelling, thesaurus, hyphenation

Swedish

Spelling, thesaurus, grammar, hyphenation

Swiss German

Spelling, thesaurus, grammar, hyphenation

Turkish

Spelling, thesaurus, hyphenation

Proofing tools for these languages are installed in /Applications/Microsoft Office 2011/Office/Shared Applications/Proofing Tools/.

If the proofing tool that you want is not installed, use the Office Installer on your original installation disk to perform a custom installation and select only the check boxes for the proofing tools that you want.

See also

About multilingual features in Office

Turn on Japanese language features (U.S. version only)

Use a custom dictionary

PowerPoint

When you type text in an Office application, Office uses proofing tools to check the document. Depending on which Office application 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. To learn how to select a different language, see Check spelling and grammar in a different language.

The English (U.S.) version of Office for Mac 2011 comes with proofing tools for the following languages:

Language

Pro ofing tools

Catalan

Spelling, thesaurus, hyphenation

Czech

Spelling, thesaurus, hyphenation

Danish

Spelling, thesaurus, hyphenation

Dutch

Spelling, thesaurus, hyphenation

English (AUS)

Spelling, thesaurus, grammar, hyphenation

English (CAN)

Spelling, thesaurus, grammar, hyphenation

English (UK)

Spelling, thesaurus, grammar, hyphenation

English (U.S.)

Spelling, thesaurus, grammar, hyphenation

Finnish

Spelling, thesaurus, hyphenation

French

Spelling, thesaurus, grammar, hyphenation

You can set the spelling and grammar preferences of Word and PowerPoint to use traditional (pre-reform) or new (post-reform) spelling rules.

French Canadian

Spelling, thesaurus, grammar, hyphenation

German

Spelling, thesaurus, grammar, hyphenation

You can set the spelling and grammar preferences of Word andPowerPoint, to use post-reform spelling rules. Excel uses the setting in Word.

German (Austrian)

Spelling, thesaurus, grammar, hyphenation

Italian

Spelling, thesaurus, grammar, hyphenation

Japanese

Rules for full grammar and consistency checking

Norwegian (Bokmål)

Spelling, thesaurus, hyphenation

Norwegian (Nynorsk)

Spelling, hyphenation

Polish

Spelling, thesaurus, hyphenation

Portuguese

Spelling, thesaurus, hyphenation

Portuguese (Brazil)

Spelling, thesaurus, hyphenation

Russian

Spelling, thesaurus, hyphenation

Spanish

Spelling, thesaurus, hyphenation

Swedish

Spelling, thesaurus, grammar, hyphenation

Swiss German

Spelling, thesaurus, grammar, hyphenation

Turkish

Spelling, thesaurus, hyphenation

Proofing tools for these languages are installed in /Applications/Microsoft Office 2011/Office/Shared Applications/Proofing Tools/.

If the proofing tool that you want is not installed, use the Office Installer on your original installation disk to perform a custom installation and select only the check boxes for the proofing tools that you want.

See also

About multilingual features in Office

Turn on Japanese language features (U.S. version only)

Use a custom dictionary

Excel

When you type text in an Office application, Office uses proofing tools to check the document. Depending on which Office application 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. To learn how to select a different language, see Check spelling and grammar in a different language.

The English (U.S.) version of Office for Mac 2011 comes with proofing tools for the following languages:

Language

Proofing tools

Catalan

Spelling, thesaurus, hyphenation

Czech

Spelling, thesaurus, hyphenation

Danish

Spelling, thesaurus, hyphenation

Dutch

Spelling, thesaurus, hyphenation

English (AUS)

Spelling, thesaurus, grammar, hyphenation

English (CAN)

Spelling, thesaurus, grammar, hyphenation

English (UK)

Spelling, thesaurus, grammar, hyphenation

English (U.S.)

Spelling, thesaurus, grammar, hyphenation

Finnish

Spelling, thesaurus, hyphenation

French

Spelling, thesaurus, grammar, hyphenation

You can set the spelling and grammar preferences of Word and PowerPoint to use traditional (pre-reform) or new (post-reform) spelling rules.

French Canadian

Spelling, thesaurus, grammar, hyphenation

German

Spelling, thesaurus, grammar, hyphenation

You can set the spelling and grammar preferences of Word andPowerPoint, to use post-reform spelling rules. Excel uses the setting in Word.

German (Austrian)

Spelling, thesaurus, grammar, hyphenation

Italian

Spelling, thesaurus, grammar, hyphenation

Japanese

Rules for full grammar and consistency checking

Norwegian (Bokmål)

Spelling, thesaurus, hyphenation

Norwegian (Nynorsk)

Spelling, hyphenation

Polish

Spelling, thesaurus, hyphenation

Portuguese

Spelling, thesaurus, hyphenation

Portuguese (Brazil)

Spelling, thesaurus, hyphenation

Russian

Spelling, thesaurus, hyphenation

Spanish

Spelling, thesaurus, hyphenation

Swedish

Spelling, thesaurus, grammar, hyphenation

Swiss German

Spelling, thesaurus, grammar, hyphenation

Turkish

Spelling, thesaurus, hyphenation

Proofing tools for these languages are installed in /Applications/Microsoft Office 2011/Office/Shared Applications/Proofing Tools/.

If the proofing tool that you want is not installed, use the Office Installer on your original installation disk to perform a custom installation and select only the check boxes for the proofing tools that you want.

See also

About multilingual features in Office

Turn on Japanese language features (U.S. version only)

Use a custom dictionary

Applies To: PowerPoint for Mac 2011, Word for Mac 2011, Excel for Mac 2011



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