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How can I install Office for Mac 2011 in a different language?

Robert P. asked on

I purchased Office for Mac 2011 in English, but I want to use it in another language. 

Which languages does Office for Mac 2011 come in and how can I change the language of the interface?

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Cody C. replied on

Office for Mac 2011 is available in the following languages:


·         English

·         French

·         German

·         Italian

·         Spanish

·         Danish

·         Dutch

·         Finnish

·         Swedish

·         Norwegian

·         Polish

·         Russian

·         Chinese Simplified

·         Chinese Traditional

·         Japanese


You can download Office for Mac 2011 in the language of your choice by clicking the link below, clicking Get Started, and providing your Office 2011 product key:

Office for Mac 2011 | Download Site


It is not possible to change the language of the Office for Mac user interface (menu items, buttons, or other interface elements) or Help content without reinstalling the software. Language packs and language interface packs are not available at this time.


If you have already installed Office for Mac and you wish to use it in a different language, you’ll need to completely remove Office from your Mac and then install it using the download site mentioned above.

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