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This step-by-step article discusses the installation and configuration requirements for right-to-left languages in Microsoft Word 2002 (Microsoft Office XP) on Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition (Me), Microsoft Windows 98, and Microsoft Windows NT 4.0. This article also provides the steps to set up your computer so that you can type in, edit, and proof (check the spelling and grammar) right-to-left languages in Microsoft Word 2002.
Note Right-to-left languages include Arabic, Hebrew, Farsi, and Urdu.
If you need the multinational features of Office XP, you need to either install a localized version of Office XP or install the English version of Office XP with the Multilingual User Interface Pack.
Benefits of Using a Localized Version:
Using the localized versions of Office may be best 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 Office XP Proofing Tools to any localized version. For more information about localized versions of Office XP, browse to the following Microsoft Web site:
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/orkXP/HA011363741033.aspxBenefits 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 (IT) 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 language interfaces on their computer screens to match the language interface of their customers. Some dialog boxes and screens may not be in the language 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. For more information about the Multilingual User Interface Pack for your multinational organization, browse to the following Microsoft Web site:
For more information about localized versions of Office XP, the Multilingual User Interface Pack, and the Proofing Tools, visit the "Office XP in a Multilingual Environment" Web site:
Article ID: 311019 - Last Review: February 28, 2014 - Revision: 4.6