An Overview of Language Support in Word, Office, and Windows

If your work requires you to edit in multiple languages, or to share your documents with others located outside the United States and English-speaking Canada, you will appreciate the multilanguage support that Word 2003 provides. Working together with international support features built into Windows, you can do all the following:

  • Enter text in foreign languages, including special characters not normally found on an English keyboard.

  • Use Word's Auto-Language Detect feature to automatically detect which language you are writing in and apply relevant formats and styles accordingly.

  • Proofread in French and Spanish without purchasing any additional proofing tools, and proofread in more than 30 other languages by purchasing a single Microsoft add-on product.

  • Display the Word and Office user interfaces and access Help in languages other than English.

In this chapter, you will learn how to customize your computer for international use by working with the features built into Windows and Word 2003, as well as optional products such as the Microsoft Office 2003 Multilingual User Interface Pack.

    Part I: Word Basics: Get Productive Fast
    Part II: Building Slicker Documents Faster
    Part III: The Visual Word: Making Documents Look Great
    Part IV: Industrial-Strength Document Production Techniques
    Part VI: The Corporate Word