As you know, the default language of Microsoft Office is English (USA). Perhaps changing language is unnecessary if you live in an English-speaking country. But it would be very necessary if you were born in another country and English was not your native language.
Recently I have got many requests for issues related to installing language pack. So I gave it a try but without success. Honestly, I dont know much about this matter. I have always used the english version so I never thought about that.
At present, there is no way to install additional language in english version of Office Volume. In spite of that, I kept trying to find another way. After testing some ideas, I figured out a solution which helps you reinstall Office (there is a option which allows change language).
- Office 365
- Office 2016
- Office 2013
First, if you have Office (english version) already installed, please completely uninstall it from your drive.
Step 1: Download Office Deployment Tool from Microsoft homepage.
Step 2: Extract the contents of this file. You will be left with some files (configuration files, EULA and setup.exe).
If you dont see “Extract to officedeploymenttool…” in the right-click context menu, just run this file, accept Microsoft Software License Terms, then click Continue button to extract files.
Step 3: Copy the following code and paste it into a new text document.
<Configuration> <Add OfficeClientEdition="32"> <Product ID="ProPlusRetail"> <Language ID="ja-jp" /> <ExcludeApp ID="Access" /> <ExcludeApp ID="InfoPath" /> <ExcludeApp ID="Lync" /> <ExcludeApp ID="OneNote" /> <ExcludeApp ID="Outlook" /> <ExcludeApp ID="Project" /> <ExcludeApp ID="Publisher" /> <ExcludeApp ID="SharePointDesigner" /> <ExcludeApp ID="Visio" /> <ExcludeApp ID="Skype" /> <ExcludeApp ID="Skypeforbusiness" /> <ExcludeApp ID="Groove" /> </Product> </Add> <Display Level="Full" AcceptEULA="TRUE" /> </Configuration>
Before starting, let me explain.
|OfficeClientEdition=”32″||Downloads and installs the 32-bit edition of Office. If you have 64bit Windows, just replace “32” with “64”.|
|ID=”ProPlusRetail”||Downloads and installs Office 2016 or 2013 ProPlus Retail. If you want to install Office 365, just replace it with “O365ProPlusRetail”. For Project/Visio, just use “ProjectProRetail” or “VisioProRetail”. See list of product IDs here.|
|ID=”ja-jp”||Downloads and installs Japanese version of Office. If you want to change the display language, just replace “ja-jp” with your native language. See list of language IDs here.|
|<ExcludeApp ID=”Access” />||Defines which products would not be installed. If you want to install Microsoft Access, please remove this line. Do the same to the others.|
Note: You need to edit the code based on what I explain above. Then save it as a config file using “.xml” extension.
Step 4: Copy the code below into the new text document file.
@echo off cd /d %~dp0 setup.exe /configure config.xml pause
Then save it as a batch file with .cmd extension (eg install.cmd).
And make sure this .cmd file, setup.exe file & config.xml file are in the same folder.
Step 5: Right-click on the install.cmd file and run it as administrator.
Note: If you see error, just run this file normally instead of doing it with admin right.
Right now, the installation process starts.
Step 6: After successfully installing Office, you can activate it for FREE using KMS method.
If you would have any questions or concerns, please leave your comments. I would be glad to explain in more details. Thank you so much for all your feedback and support!