Turn on East Asian language features in Office for Mac

  1. Open any Office for Mac application. For example, Word.

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

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

  4. Select JapaneseSimplified Chinese, or Traditional Chinese.

    Language Selection screenshot for Office for Mac 2016

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

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

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

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