Remove languages and fonts you don't use

If you installed a language pack for Microsoft Office you can easily remove any editing language and font that you don't want or don't use. If you want to add a different editing language and fonts to your computer, you can do that by following the instructions at Set the editing, display, or Help language preferences and Add a new font.

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Remove editing for languages that you don't use

Remove fonts that you don't use

Remove editing for languages that you don't use

Important   You can’t remove the primary language in the Enabled editing languages list. If a language is listed as your default language and you want to remove it, you must select a different language as the default language.

  1. Open a Microsoft Office program, such as Word.

  2. Click File > Options > Language.

  3. In the Set the Office Language Preferences dialog box, under Choose Editing Languages, select the language that you want to remove, and then click Remove.

    Notes   

    • If you create a document containing text in Japanese before deleting the Japanese editing language and fonts, the text remains in the document, even after you remove the Japanese editing language and fonts.

    • If before deleting the Japanese editing language and fonts, you create a document containing Japanese text and manually mark the proofing language of the text in the document as Japanese, the Japanese proofing language setting remains even after you delete the editing language and fonts.

    • After you delete Japanese as an enabled language, Japanese continues to be listed in the Languages dialog box as a proofing language.

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Remove fonts that you don't use

In Windows 7 and Windows 8 (applies to Office 2010 and Office 2013)

  1. In the Control Panel, click Appearance and Personalization.

  2. Under Fonts, click Preview, delete, or show and hide fonts.

  3. Select the font that you want to remove, and then click Delete.

In Windows Vista (only applies to Office 2010)

  1. In Control Panel, click Appearance and Personalization.

  2. Click Install or remove a font.

  3. Right-click the font you want to remove, and then click Delete.

In Windows XP (only applies to Office 2010)

  1. In Control Panel, double-click Fonts.

  2. Delete the font that you don't want.

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Applies To: Access 2013, Access 2010, Excel 2013, Excel 2010, OneNote 2010, Outlook 2013, Outlook 2010, PowerPoint 2010, Project 2010, Publisher 2013, Publisher 2010, Visio 2013, Visio 2010, Word 2013, Word 2010, Project 2010 Standard, Visio Standard 2010, OneNote 2013, PowerPoint 2013, Project Professional 2013, Project 2013 Standard, Visio 2016 Preview



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