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.
Deployment Tool for Office 2016/365 | Deployment Tool for Office 2013
Step 2: Extract the contents of this file. You will be left with some files (configuration files, EULA and setup.exe).
Extract office deployment tool you downloaded from Microsoft homepageThere are three files in this folder
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>Create a new text document
Before starting, let me explain.
ValueDescriptionOfficeClientEdition=”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.
Save config fileSet name of config file
Step 4: Copy the code below into the new text document file.
@echo offcd /d %~dp0setup.exe /configure config.xmlpause
Then save it as a batch file with .cmd extension (eg install.cmd).
Save batch scriptSet name of batch script
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.
Execute batch script in admin mode
Note: If you see error, just run this file normally instead of doing it with admin right.
Right now, the installation process starts.
Office installation progress
Step 6: After successfully installing Office, you can activate it for FREE using KMS method.
Office is installed successfully