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Chapter 1. Essential Office Techniques > Working in Other Languages

Working in Other Languages

Office 2004 has improved its Unicode language support, enabling it to display a wider variety of foreign (non-Roman) characters than in any previous version. You can view and edit documents in many languages, mix languages in a document, and set preferences to match the conventions and requirements of particular languages. You can also use foreign characters in filenames.

To use a foreign language

Choose System Preferences from the Apple menu and click the International icon.

On the Language tab of the International dialog box (Figure 1.42), click the Edit button to add languages to the Languages list (Figure 1.43). After adding a language, you can change the list's order by dragging items up or down in the Languages list.

Figure 1.42. Use the International System Preferences to instruct OS X and the Office applications to support languages other than English on your computer.

Figure 1.43. Check the languages that you want OS X and Office to support.

Click the other tabs to set your preferred date, time, and number styles, as well as the keyboard layout.

Close the dialog box.

In Word, choose Word > Preferences.

In the Preferences dialog box, click the Spelling and Grammar heading and then click the Dictionaries button.

The Custom Dictionaries dialog box appears.

Select a language from the Languages drop-down list (Figure 1.44) and click OK.

Figure 1.44. Select a language dictionary for Word to use for spelling checks.

Click OK to dismiss the Preferences dialog box.



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