How do you change Word 2016's Display language?

  1. Posts : 4
    Windows 10 Pro

    How do you change Word 2016's Display language?

    (Note that I am referring to the Display language, not the keyboard language.)

    I have configured the default language in a Windows 10 Pro user profile to Spanish (Mexico). It's working fine. All Start menu text is in Spanish and even Chrome displays everything in Spanish.

    But when I run Word 2016 all of its menus are in English. In Word Options > Language the editing language is set to default to Spanish (Mexico). Under "Choose Display and Help Languages" the default is "Match Microsoft Windows," which suggests to me that all Word menus should be in Spanish, just like Chrome and Windows are doing. A second, greyed out choice is English.

    The very last sentence on this Options page is says, "View display languages installed for each Microsoft Office program. Click on it and a table appears. Word and Outlook are listed. Under the "Office Display Language" is English for both. Nothing appears in the "Other Display Languages". I see no option to add another display language.

    Earlier versions of Office had downloadable Language packs but I can't find one for Office 2016, not even in the volume license downloads.

    I've tried this on two W10Pro Ofc2016 computers and get the same results in both. What step or trick am I missing?
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  2. Kari's Avatar
    Posts : 17,434
    Windows 10 Pro

    See this Microsoft support article: Language Accessory Pack for Office - Office Support

    That's in English. Here's the same in Spanish: Paquete de idioma accesorio para Office - Soporte de Office

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  3. jimbo45's Avatar
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    Hi folks

    install lang pack as Kari said

    Then -->properties-->language

    Top half is the editing language
    Bottom half is Display and Help languages

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