How to enable European language support for Word 2002 on a computer that is running the Windows Me operating system and the Windows 98 operating system

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Summary

This step-by-step article discusses the installation and configuration requirements and explains how to type in, edit, and proof (check the spelling and grammar) European languages in Microsoft Word 2002 (Microsoft Office XP) in Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition (Me) or Microsoft Windows 98.

REQUIREMENTS

In order to type in and edit European languages in a Microsoft Word document, you must configure Windows for the specific language and configure Microsoft Word to type in that language.

For Microsoft Windows

Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition (Me) and Microsoft Windows 98 include the files that are necessary for typing in most European languages. To configure the operating system to type in the appropriate language, you must configure the keyboard to type in that language. If the keyboard that you want is not listed by default, you may need to install additional files.

For Microsoft Word 2002 (Microsoft Office XP)

If you only want to proof text in different languages, you can install the English version of Microsoft Office XP (Microsoft Word 2002) and install the Microsoft Office XP Proofing Tools.

If you need the multinational features of Microsoft Office, you must either install a localized version of Microsoft Office XP or install the English version of Microsoft Office XP with the Multilingual User Interface (MUI) Pack.

Note Office XP does not have a Multilingual User Interface Pack, a localized version, or Proofing Tools for the Cyrillic-based languages. These languages are limited to typing and editing only. The Help files, menus, and AutoCorrect features do not work with the Cyrillic-based languages.

Benefits of Using a Localized Version:

You may prefer to use a localized version of Office if your organization needs completely localized functionality and the additional content that is included with some fully localized versions. Each localized version includes at least two sets of appropriate Proofing Tools for the languages that you are likely to use most frequently (for example, the Norwegian version includes Norwegian, German, and English Proofing Tools). To expand that support to more than 40 languages, you can add the Proofing Tools for Office XP to any localized version. For more information about the localized versions of Microsoft Office XP, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/orkXP/HA011363741033.aspx

Benefits of Using the Multilingual User Interface (MUI) Pack:

Microsoft Office XP with the Multilingual User Interface (MUI) Pack simplifies the deployment of Microsoft Office in a large multinational organization. Because of a common worldwide executable file that is included for each Office program, Information Technology administrators only need to create one custom installation for users in all countries/regions. The MUI Pack also includes Proofing Tools for Office XP, which allow users to create and edit documents in more than 40 languages. Multinational companies can use the MUI Pack to enable mobile users and others to share workstations, regardless of their language, and to enable centralized global Help desks to switch the language interface on their computer screens to match the language interface of their customers. (Some dialog boxes and screens may not be in the language that is specified.)

Note The Multilingual User Interface Pack is only available through Open License, Select, and Enterprise Agreement volume licensing programs and is not offered through retail stores.

CONFIGURATION

This step-by-step section explains how to configure Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Word 2002 (Microsoft Office XP) so you can type text in different languages.

Step 1: Install Microsoft Word 2002 (Microsoft Office XP)

If you have not already done so, install Microsoft Word 2002 (Microsoft Office XP) on your Windows 98 or Windows Me computer. Then proceed to the "Step 2: Configure Windows to Type in Multiple Languages" section of this article.

Step 2: Configure Windows to Type in Multiple Languages

In order to type in a language other than English, you must configure the keyboard to match the language in which you want to type. For example, to type in a Cyrillic-based language, you can configure the keyboard to map the same way as a localized keyboard. This assists users in typing the characters that are required for that language. To configure the keyboard, follow these steps:
  1. Click Start, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.
  2. Double-click Text Services.
  3. The currently configured languages are listed in the Installed Services section of the Text Services dialog box.
  4. If the language in which you want to type is not listed, click Add.
  5. Select the language that you want to add in the Input Language list of the Add Input Language dialog box. If the language that you want is not listed in the Add Input Language dialog box, please refer to the How to Install Additional Languages section of this article.

    Note The Keyboard Layout/IME field will be populated automatically with the keyboard layout that applies to the selected language.
  6. Click OK.
  7. The information and input methods that are associated with the language are now displayed in the Installed Services section of the Text Services dialog box.
  8. Click OK to close the Text Services dialog box.
Now you can select the input language from the Language bar.

For more information about using the Language bar, click Microsoft Word Help on the Help menu, type language bar in the Office Assistant or the Answer Wizard, and then click Search to view the topics returned.
For additional information about how to enable support for multiple languages in Windows 98 and Windows Millennium Edition (Me), click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
141306 How to enable support for multiple languages in Windows


How to Install Additional Languages

If the language in which you want to type is not listed in the "Step 2: Configure Windows to Type in Multiple Languages" section, you can add the language by including Multilanguage Support, which is included with Windows. To do this, follow these steps:
  1. Click Start, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.
  2. Double-click Add/Remove Programs.
  3. Click the Windows Setup tab.
  4. Under Components, click Multilanguage Support, and then click Details. The Multilanguage Support dialog box appears.
  5. When you select a language in the list, the installed languages are displayed in the Description dialog box. Select the language that you want to add, and then click OK.
  6. Click OK in the Add/Remove Program dialog box.
  7. When you are prompted, insert the Windows CD-ROM.

Step 3: Install the Microsoft Office XP Proofing Tools

To check the spelling and grammar of text in a different language, you must install the appropriate Proofing Tools for that language. To install the Proofing Tools, use one of the following methods.

Method 1: Install and Configure the Microsoft Office XP Proofing Tools

To install the Microsoft Office XP Proofing Tools, follow these steps:
  1. Insert the Microsoft Office XP Proofing Tools CD-ROM.
  2. Click Start and then click Run.
  3. In the Open box, type or browse to the following
    cd drive:\Ptksetup.exe
    where cd drive is the drive letter that contains the Proofing Tools CD-ROM.
  4. In the Proofing Tools Setup, select Custom for the type of Setup that you want to perform.
  5. Select the language Proofing Tools that you want to install, and then click Run all from my computer.
  6. Finish the installation.

Method 2: Install and Configure the Multilingual User Interface Pack

In order to display menus, dialog boxes, and Help files in the European language that you want, you must install the Multilingual User Interface (MUI) Pack. Installing the MUI Pack also installs the Proofing Tools.

To install the MUI Pack for the language that you want, follow these steps:
  1. Insert the Multilingual User Interface Pack CD 1 into your CD-ROM drive or DVD-ROM drive.
  2. Click Start and then click Run.
  3. In the Open box, type or browse to the following
    cd drive:\Lpksetup.exe
    where cd drive is the drive letter that contains the Multilingual User Interface Pack CD-ROM.
  4. Follow the instructions provided by the Multilingual User Interface Pack Setup to install the appropriate language.

    Note If the language that you want to configure is not listed, read the LPKRead.htm file that is included on the MUI Pack CD-ROM. (Some languages may not be listed in the Setup program, and special steps may be required.)

Step 4: Configure the Microsoft Office XP Language Settings

  1. Click Start, point to Programs, point to Microsoft Office Tools, and then click Microsoft Office XP Language Settings.
  2. On the Enabled Languages tab, verify that the language that you want is included in the Enabled languages list.
  3. If the User Interface tab is available, follow these steps:
    • In the Display menus and dialog boxes in list, select the language in which you want the menus and dialog boxes to be displayed.
    • In the Display Help in list, select the language in which you want the Help files to be displayed.
    Note The User Interface option is only available if you installed the Multilingual User Interface Pack.

Step 5: Set Word to Automatically Detect the Language

Verify that Word is set to automatically detect the language of the text that is being typed. To do this, follow these steps:
  1. Open Microsoft Word.
  2. On the Tools menu, select Language, and then click Set Language.
  3. Select the Detect language automatically check box and then click OK.
Microsoft Word now can detect the language that was installed by the Proofing Tools installation. Word also can check the spelling and grammar of this language.



References

For more information about localized versions of Microsoft Office XP, the Multilingual User Interface Pack, and Proofing Tools, visit the "Office XP in a Multilingual Environment" Web site:
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/orkXP/CH011495371033.aspx

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Article ID: 311018 - Last Review: October 26, 2013 - Revision: 5.0
Applies to
  • Microsoft Word 2002, when used with:
    • Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition
    • Microsoft Windows 98 Standard Edition
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