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Word: change language

For Spanish users, Word usually displays the menu ribbon and commands in Spanish. The spell checker and correction suggestions also start from the Spanish language by default, but if you often work with foreign texts, you should change the language of Word and thus make your work considerably easier. The only thing you have to remember is that the term? Language? is used for two different settings in Word:

The display language determines the language in which user dialogs and menus are displayed. The editing language defines the language of the document. This is the determining language for the spell checker and correction suggestions. If the spell check is not working, it may be because the editing language is not correct. It is very easy to change the language of the Word spell checker..

Index
  1. Change the display language in Word
  2. Change the editing language in Word
  3. How to change the display language in Word online
  4. How to change the editing language in Word online
  5. How to change the language of Word on Mac

Change the display language in Word

To change the display language in Word, click the? File? from the menu ribbon and select? Options ?. In the next dialog box, select the option? Language? in the sidebar on the left. Is now the display language and help language at the bottom of the dialog.

By default, Word uses the language of the Windows operating system as the display language, but at any time you can select another language and change it indefinitely by clicking? Set as preferred ?. This change will not take effect until you restart Word. Only then will the dialog boxes be displayed in the new selected language..

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Generally, Word uses the language of the Windows operating system as the display language.

In the list field next to it, you can select a help language. By default, the help language is the same as the display language. This is the language in which the Word help texts will be displayed. Once again you can choose the language: if, for example, your mother tongue is not Spanish but you always work with the Spanish version of Word, you can read the help texts in your mother tongue without changing the language of the dialog boxes of Word. Make the changes you consider, confirm with? Accept? and restart Word.

Change the editing language in Word

In the? File / Options? you can also change the editing language . The upper part of the dialog box shows all the editing languages ​​installed in the "Language" section. Click on one of the links marked? Not enabled? to activate the desired language. In the lower list field you can add more editing languages. Word offers an extensive list with more than 100 languages ​​and dialects. Select the desired language and enable it. In some cases, you will also need to download proofreading aids, for example for languages ​​that are written from right to left..

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Word offers a long list of editing languages.

Once you have activated the desired language, click? Set as default? so that that editing language also applies to new documents . Then confirm with? OK ?.

How to change the display language in Word online

Word Online edits documents on OneDrive and takes the display language from OneDrive.

1. In your browser, go to onedrive.live.com and click on the settings icon in the upper right and then on the specified language.

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OneDrive shows your current display language by default in settings.

2. Now you can select another OneDrive display language from the list.

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OneDrive displays a pick list of possible display languages.

3. Confirm with? Select ?. The OneDrive interface in the browser will then display in the new language.

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You must confirm the new display language.

4. To ensure that you can read the language, you must confirm it a second time.

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You must confirm the display language change a second time.

5. Only then will the Word Online interface also appear in the new selected language.

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The user interface of Word online in Spanish is similar to the installed version of Word.
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After making the change, the Word Online user interface appears in the selected language.
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How to change the editing language in Word online

In Word online the editing language is determined individually for each document . Open a document and select all the text with the key combination [Ctrl] + [A] or select individual paragraphs. Right-click on the selected area. Now an icon bar and context menu appear. In the contextual menu, select the option? Set revision language ?. Now a list of available languages ​​appears. Select the desired language and click? OK ?.

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You can change the language of the Word proofreader online through a context menu.

How to change the language of Word on Mac

In the macOS version of Microsoft Word the language setting is slightly different. To change the editing language you must go to the menu? Tools / Language? and there choose the desired language. If you want to use the new editing language as the standard language for all new documents, click the "Standard" button.

In macOS the display language of Word cannot be changed regardless of the operating system. In this case, Word always takes the system setting. Therefore, if you want to change the display language of the user interface, you will have to change the language of the operating system. This setting is found in the Apple menu in the "System Settings / Language & Region" section.


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