Some features still appear in English in Microsoft Excel when the MUI is installed

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When you use Excel with the Multilingual User Interface (MUI), the following features still appear in English:
  • Add-ins
  • Samples
  • Templates
  • Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) Help
Note In the 2007 Microsoft Office suites, the MUI is now named the Multi-Language Pack.


This behavior occurs because of a limitation in the design of the MUI feature. For more information about all MUI limitations in Microsoft Office programs, see the Microsoft Office Resource Kit documentation file that is named the IntLimit.xls file. To do this, visit the following Microsoft Web site, as appropriate for the version of Office that you are runnng:

Mixed language versions of the 2007 Office system:
For Microsoft Office System 2003:
For Microsoft Office XP:
For Microsoft Office 2000:


To work around this behavior, obtain a localized version of Office. Because not all features have plug-in language capability, Office is localized in many languages for people who want to use all Office features in their own language.

Localized versions of Office are compatible with versions of Office that are installed together with Language Packs. That is, people who use one language version can easily share documents with people who use other language versions.


The MUI is installed from Microsoft Office MultiLanguage Packs. The MUI allows you to change the program and Help interfaces to dozens of languages, and provides proofing tools for even more languages.


Article ID: 317983 - Last Review: June 19, 2009 - Revision: 6.0
  • Microsoft Office Excel 2007
  • Microsoft Office Excel 2003
  • Microsoft Excel 2002 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Excel 2000 Standard Edition
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