How to Add a Language to Word

by Emmanuelle Douglas

Microsoft Office is a product that is used by consumers internationally. Due to this, it has options that can be activated to add additional languages. Once you add a language to Word, it can be set to be the default or added as a supplement to the existing default language. The languages are integrated in the language toolbar that is located in the lower right task pane of your computer window.

Click the "Start" button and select "All Programs." Select "Microsoft Office" and "Microsoft Office Tools." Select "Microsoft Office 2010 Language Preferences."

Select a language in the "Add Additional Editing Languages" option. Click the language and select "Add." Click "OK."

Open Word 2010 and click the lower right "EN" icon. The EN indicates your language toolbar. Select the language that will be used in Word.

About the Author

Emmanuelle Douglas has been an avid writer since 1990. Her first professional writing assignment was for "Oscar News," a local corporate Intranet website. She holds a Bachelor of Science in mathematical sciences from Clemson University.