WD97: How to Work with Documents in Different Languages

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Word helps you share documents with people who use different localized versions of Word. For example, if a colleague who uses the French version sends you a document electronically, you can edit that document without losing information. Several features in Word make it easy to work with documents written in any Eastern, Central, or Western European languages and to create and edit documents that contain text in more than one language.

Word 97 makes it easy to create and display documents that contain text in a variety of Pan-European languages. You can also view documents in U.S. Word that were created in Asian versions of Word.


Microsoft has created a white paper that describes how to configure your computer so that you can easily work with multilanguage documents.

The following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:
For additional information about how to download Microsoft Support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
119591 How to Obtain Microsoft Support Files from Online Services
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Article ID: 273038 - Last Review: October 21, 2013 - Revision: 2.2
  • Microsoft Word 97 Standard Edition
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