How to manually change the language used in Office for Mac 2016 without changing OS language?

Office for Mac 2016 automatically changes the language it uses for all it's menu items and settings based upon the language you have OSX set to. I want to be able to use OSX in English but use Office for Mac 2016 in a different language (in my case; Dutch). This was possible in Office for Mac 2011. I cannot find a setting in the 2016 version to change the language manually (of the software, NOT of a document!). This setting does not present itself when installing either, and there are no different installers per language. The only way to change the language that Office for Mac 2016 uses in it's menus and settings is by changing the OSX language. I want to change the language manually, so that it can be different from OSX's language.

Is this possible? If not, this is a giant step backwards in an otherwise great software update.

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sorry for my english guys

there is one solution

exit all office application

1. click right button on any office 2016 application
2. choose "show package contents"
3. go to: contents > resources
4. find folders with name that ends ___.lproj
5. delete all these folders except one with your necessary language

6. after all must leave only one ___.lproj folder

de.lproj - its german

it.lproj - its italian..

after this restar application and it should start with your language

and you don't have to change any regional settings on your mac os

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You can do this in a much less intrusive way by opening the Terminal and entering:

defaults write com.microsoft.Excel AppleLanguages '("pt-BR")'
defaults write com.microsoft.Word AppleLanguages '("pt-BR")'
defaults write com.microsoft.Powerpoint AppleLanguages '("pt-BR")'

Change pt-BR for the wanted language.

With this, you get the app translated and also spell check working.

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