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How to turn off the Office Language Bar in Office XP and in Office 2003

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SUMMARY
The Microsoft Office Language Bar may be activated after you install the Alternative User Input or text-to-speech features of Microsoft Office XP and of Microsoft Office 2003. The Office language bar may also be activated after you apply Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 1 (SP1). This article describes how to turn off the Office Language Bar in Office XP and in Office 2003.
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To turn off or hide the Office Language Bar, follow these steps:
  1. Click Start, and then click Run.
  2. Type regedit, and then click OK.
  3. Locate the following registry key:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\CTF\LangBar
  4. If the ExtraIconsOnMnimized value is not present in the right pane, right-click in the right pane, point to New, and then click DWORD Value.
  5. Type ExtraIconsOnMinimized for the value name, and then press ENTER.
  6. Double-click the ExtraIconsOnMinimized value, type 0 for the value data, and then click OK.
  7. If the ShowStatus value is not present in the right pane, right-click in the right pane, point to New, and then click DWORD Value.
  8. Type ShowStatus for the value name, and then press ENTER.
  9. Double-click the ShowStatus value, type 2 for the value data, and then click OK.
  10. Locate the following registry key:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\CTF
  11. If the Disable Thread Input Manager value is not present in the right pane, right-click in the right pane, point to New, and then click DWORD Value.
  12. Type Disable Thread Input Manager for the value name, and then press ENTER.
  13. Double-click the Disable Thread Input Manager value, type 1 for the value data, and then click OK.
  14. Locate the following registry key:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\CTF\MSUTB
  15. If the ShowDeskBand value is not present in the right pane, right-click in the right pane, point to New, and then click DWORD Value.
  16. Type ShowDeskBand for the value name, and then press ENTER.
  17. Double-click the ShowDeskBand value, type 1 for the value data, and then click OK.
  18. Restart the computer.
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Article ID: 827323 - Last Review: 12/06/2006 01:00:13 - Revision: 1.6

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