If you often find yourself working in documents from multiple languages, it can save time to set up automatic support for each language. In Microsoft Office 2010 you can configure your office programs for use with various languages, and here is how.
How To Enable Microsoft Office 2010 For Multiple Languages
1. Using a Microsoft Office program (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook) then Click File and then Click Options.
2. In the Options window, Click the Language tab.
3. In the language preferences window, Click the Add additional editing languages drop-menu. Once you’ve Selected your language, Click Add.
4. If the language you need isn’t English or Spanish, then next thing we need to do is install the language pack for Microsoft Office 2010. You can get to the download by Clicking the Not Installed link next to your language. Be sure to download the language pack version that matches your Office. Note that even if you have a 64-bit system, it is still possible to have a 32-bit version of Office 2010 installed.
Once you’ve finished installing the language pack, Click Not enabled to set up the keyboard layout.
At this point – done! However, if you need to use a different keyboard layout for a non-English alphabet language then read on to learn how to enable it.
How To Enable Different Language Keyboard Layouts
5. After you Click Not enabled, the Text services and Input Languages window should appear. Here Click the Add button.
6. From the list Select your language and then Choose the best suitable keyboard layout you would like to use. Once done, Click OK a few times to exit.
There we go! Now you have support for multiple languages while using Office 2010. To change the keyboard layouts in Office simply change the default language to the language you need.
Last updated on May 1st, 2020
If you need to change the program language in Office 2010 then it is easy to achieve. First you’d need to locate the language pack and install it from the Microsoft website.
You can freely download ScreenTips installer which will translate your screen tooltips to any language. This tool is free and you can download it from here.
Changing Office language from any language to English
If you need to translate your Office 2010 to English language for menus, descriptions, help and everything, then you’d need to purchase the language pack in your language. Unfortunately there is no language pack for English if you have the Office version in any other language.
Changing Office language from English to any other language (ie: Spanish or Dutch)
In case you want to chance your Office 2003, 2007 and 2010 language to any other language rather than English then you can download the LIP package that is free. You can find a list of packages available for download in this page. If your language pack is not listed there then you can find more information about other language packs here.
The full Office 2010 language pack are known as LIP packages. These packages allows you to change the language for your Microsoft Office installation. You don’t need to install the application again, just the LIP package in the desired language. Here is an overview about differences on language packs.