Microsoft Office Multi-Language Pack 2007

 


What is the Microsoft Office Multi-Language Pack 2007?
The Microsoft Office Multi-Language Pack 2007 is an add-in product that can change the entire user experience of Office 2007 desktop applications by enabling each desktop to support many languages.. This includes Menus/User Interface, Help, Dictionary, Thesaurus, and Spell Checker. In addition to enhancing the user experience, a user can elect to use individual aspects of the pack, such as spell checker to proof a document in a language other than the default language set on their computer.


Obtain and install a Language Pack
When a copy of Microsoft Office is installed on a computer, it includes at least a Single Language Pack. However, many people and companies need to use more than one language. You can get Language Packs in the following ways:


Single Language Pack
A Single Language Pack enables the interface of some or all programs to support a specific language.


Multi-Language Pack
The Multi-Language Pack enables the interface of each program to support all available languages for that program. Essentially, the Multi-Language Pack is a set of all the available Single Language Packs bundled and sold together.


Mixed-Language Product
A Mixed-Language program or suite of Microsoft Office is sold as one language, but it contains programs in two or more languages. For example, Ukrainian Office contains some programs in Ukrainian, some in Russian, and some in English.


Multi-Language Product
In a Multi-Language program or suite of Microsoft Office, some programs are offered in more than one language.


What languages are available?
The MLP will include tools for the following languages:


Arabic, Brazilian Portuguese, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi,   Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Kazakh, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian Latin, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese (HK), Traditional Chinese (Taiwan), Turkish, Ukrainian.


How to use the Language Pack.
This pack consists of 3 CDs. The first two CDs include all the Single Language Packs (SLP), each of which contain proofing tools (spell-checker, grammar checker, hyphenator, thesaurus…) as well as the localized user interface (UI) and localized Help for a given language.  The third disc will contain all the proofing tools by themselves.



Startup screen of the NL Office Language Pack


If a user just wants to add one or two proofing tools (say, they want to use a Russian or an Dutch speller, which is not part of the default English version of Office), they will be able to download the SLPs for those additional languages in which they are interested. But if someone is deploying many proofing tools languages and does not want the associated UI or are concerned about disc space, they will be able to purchase the boxed MLP and use the third disc. Enterprise customers that purchase the multilingual license will have access to any of these deployment methods.


 
Deselect all options if you only want to apply Proofing Tools for a certain language


Summary
This flexibility is designed to respond to demand from users. MS has regularly seen on newsgroups that many individual users are interested in adding one or two languages to their own configuration. Being able to directly download and purchase a single set of linguistic tools (a speller, a thesaurus and a grammar checker, for instance) for a given additional language will meet many users’ needs. You can change the language of the user interface or Help using the Microsoft Office 2007 Language Settings. Furthermore MS is still claiming Office 2003 Proofing Tools will not work with Office 2007. What a laugh ;-)

 


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