Language Settings in Microsoft Word (2010 Edition)

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Changing the Default Language

If you would like to check the spelling and grammar of your file in a language other than English, follow these steps:

  1. Login to one of the workstations with your UTORid and password.
  2. Under the Start menu, scroll up to Microsoft Office icon and click on Microsoft Word.
  3. The program will now open on the desktop.
  4. Click on the Review tab.
  5. Under Language, click on Set Proofing Language.step 5
  6. A window will appear on the screen labelled Language. Highlight your preferred language by clicking on it, as shown below.step 6
  7. Click OK.

Translation

  1. Login to one of the workstations with your UTORid and password.
  2. Under the Start menu, scroll up to Microsoft Office icon and click on Microsoft Word.
  3. The program will now open on the desktop. Under the File tab, click on Open and navigate to the file that you need.step 3
  4. Click on the Home tab.
  5. Highlight a word or a phrase in your document that you would like translated.
  6. Click on the Review tab.
  7. Under Language, click on Translate and then on Translate Selected Text.
    step 7
  8. A pane will appear on the right-hand side of the screen called Research.
  9. In the Research pane, under Translation, specify the original language of your document (under the scroll-down menu next to From) as well as the language to which you would like your text to be translated to (under the scroll-down menu next to To), as shown below.
    step 9
  10. Results are displayed below Microsoft Translator, as shown in the example below.
    step 10

Note:
Word does not have an extensive translator. If you need to translate the entire text of your document, there are a number of online translators available, such as Google Translate or Microsoft Translator.

Last updated: June 27, 2014

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