Office Multi-Language Pack 2007 frequently asked questions
Find answers to frequently asked questions about Language Packs for the 2007 Office system.
What are 2007 Microsoft Office Language Packs?
Microsoft Office Language Packs are add-in products that can change the entire user experience of the 2007 Microsoft Office desktop programs by enabling desktops to support multiple languages. This includes Menus/User Interface, Help, Dictionary, Thesaurus, and Spell Checker. In addition to enhancing the user experience, a user can elect to use individual aspects of the pack, such as spell checker to proof a document in a language other than the default language set on their computer.
What languages are available?
Individual Office Language Packs will be available for the following languages:
Arabic, Brazilian Portuguese, Bulgarian, Croatian, Chinese (Pan-Chinese), Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian Latin, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian.
In addition, there will be a complete set of the above listed languages available as the Microsoft Office Multi-Language Pack 2007.
What's the difference between an Office Language Pack and the Multi-Language Pack?
An Office Language Pack enables a user or organization to add localized UI and document proofing tools for an additional language to their base 2007 Microsoft Office language deployment and to easily switch between them. A Multi-Language Pack enables a user or organization to add these capabilities to their base 2007 Microsoft Office language deployment for up to 37 different languages.
What Microsoft Office applications do language packs enable?
Language packs enable localized Menus/User Interface, Help, and document proofing tools for all the 2007 Microsoft Office desktop applications. These include Word 2007, Excel 2007, PowerPoint 2007, Access 2007, Outlook 2007, OneNote 2007, InfoPath 2007, Publisher 2007, SharePoint Designer 2007, Project 2007, Visio 2007, and Groove 2007. In addition, UIs for Microsoft Office Tools, such as Clip Organizer, Document Imaging, Document Scanning, and Picture Manager are localized when language packs are enabled.
How much do language packs cost?
Office Language Packs have a suggested retail price of $24.95 (U.S.) or their foreign currency equivalent; the Multi-Language Pack has a suggested retail price of $199 (U.S.).
How can I buy the Multi-Language pack?
The Multi-Language Pack will be available for purchase in retail channels and through volume licensing programs beginning July 2007.
When will individual language packs be available?
Microsoft releases localized versions over a period of several months following the initial release of its products. The first Single Language Packs will be available for purchase in April 2007. All languages are expected to be available by June 2007. The retail version of the Multi-Language Pack is expected to be available in stores in July 2007. Note: All dates are subject to change.
What is the difference between the Office 2003 Proofing Tools and the 2007 Single Language Packs/Multi-Language Pack?
Proofing Tools for Office 2003 are an add-in software package to Microsoft Office 2003 suites that installs language tools for over 37 languages for that client. It does not change the user interface or help system. It simply enables the client to write and proof in different languages while maintaining the user interface language of the original product. Proofing tools could only be purchased as a suite of languages. Microsoft did not sell individual language packs.
Will Office 2003 Proofing Tools work with 2007 Microsoft Office applications?
No. Due to changes in application architecture, customers must purchase Single Language Packs or the Multi-Language Pack in order to get multilingual capabilities for 2007 Microsoft Office applications.
I want to use document proofing tools with the 2007 Microsoft Office system, but don’t want localized User Interface or Help. Is this possible?
Yes. The Multi-Language Pack enables you to install only the document proofing tools.
How are Office Language Packs and Office Online connected?
Office Online covers 36 languages and geographies and allows users to further enhance their language experience by providing language- and market-specific assets such as Help, Templates, and add-ons which are continually being added to meet customer needs.
Will there be language capabilities for any other languages?
Yes. Microsoft is working with local language authorities around the world to provide a “Language Interface Pack” for languages not covered by the Multi-Language Pack 2007. The extent of localization is limited to the User Interface of the Office Standard applications: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Most of these languages include a speller.
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