Micosoft Office for Mac-change installed language

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by suziespain, Jun 9, 2008.

  1. suziespain macrumors newbie

    Jun 9, 2008
    I've just installed Microsoft office student edition for mac on my macbook. I bought it in Spain and the installed language is SPAINISH. Is it possible to switch this to ENGLISH. If so can anyone direct me......in spanish.
    Thanks a million.:eek:
  2. varmit macrumors 68000


    Aug 5, 2003
    If you are talking about changing the language used in Word, then open Word. Go to the Tool Bar, Choose Tools, then Language.


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  3. BENNYNOCKIT macrumors newbie

    Jun 9, 2008
    Not sure if you fixed the language problem yet, but do you like this program because I was thinking about getting this for my mpb because I am pretty familier with Microsoft office software. So please would you give me some insight on this product, or anyone. Greatly appreciated.
  4. chscag macrumors 68030


    Feb 17, 2008
    Fort Worth, Texas
    I guess it depends on what you intend to use MS Office for. If all you need is a word processor, there are alternatives which are less expensive or even free. However, if you've come from the world of Windows and have used Windows Office in a business surrounding (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) then you'll probably be happy with Office 2008.

    I have Office 2008 and iWork 2008 and much prefer Office. I also use Office 2007 on my Windows machine. MS has just recently released service pack one for Office 2008 which fixed some glitches, however, still no visual basic for macros. A definite drawback unless you have the skill to use Apple scripting. All in all, it's a good program that I would not do without.

    I suggest you try some free alternatives first: NeoOffice (free Office suite), Bean (a very good Word like wp program which is free), and the free trial of iWork 2008.

  5. suziespain thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 9, 2008
    Changing menu font

    HI there,
    Thanks for the info, I actually was wondering if it was possible to change the language that the menus and toolbars etc are in? The installed language is spainish and I want it in english. Possible or will I have to re-buy in english?:eek:
  6. Big Bad D macrumors regular

    Jan 3, 2007
    Sorry Suzie, it's bad news. Microsoft Office for Mac (unlike many other software and manufacturers) does not allow you to change the installed language, it is customised depending on the country of purchase. The Spanish version only allows the program to run in Spanish. How do I know... I previously and ignorantly bought a French version and could not install it in English. Microsoft also do not provide any support or upgrade/crossgrade path to be able to change to a different language.
  7. BENNYNOCKIT macrumors newbie

    Jun 9, 2008
    Thankyou for this info altought I have one other question, about the NeoOffice, is there any risk involved with downloading it. This is a great fear of mine, because I just got a mpb and I wouldnt know what I would do if I got some sort of virus or problem stemming from something I downloaded.
  8. merl1n macrumors 65816


    Mar 30, 2008
    New Jersey, USA
    No problem with NeoOffice. I use it as well as Office 2008. There are no mac viruses and this is a Mac program (ported from OpenOffice). The only chance you have for a virus is if you download an office doc (from a windows pc user) and the doc itself contains the virus. The virus won't affect your mac, but if you send it to another pc user he will.

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