Solved

Office basic 2007: Need to convert to French from English

Posted on 2013-06-16
7
605 Views
Last Modified: 2013-06-21
I am configuring a laptop to sent to Haiti and it would be most beneficial to have at a minimum MSWord be in French for ease of use.
I have tried to find the language packs but am having difficult in finding French for this version of Office.  Do I have any other options?

Also, running Windows 7 32Bit...if I could convert this to French that would be helpful as well :)

Thanks..
0
Comment
Question by:mchyzik
  • 4
  • 2
7 Comments
 
LVL 90

Accepted Solution

by:
John Hurst earned 500 total points
ID: 39251900
If you have the English version installed, then you cannot just convert it to French. Office 2007 is out of support, so finding a French version may be difficult.

If you have the CD for Office 2007, you can install the French dictionary. That will allow you to write in French and use the French language dictionary for spell check and possible grammar as well. Of course, the menu and help system will remain in English.

Alternatively, look for Office 2007 French Version on eBay. Make sure the vendor is legitimate.

... Thinkpads_User
0
 
LVL 90

Expert Comment

by:John Hurst
ID: 39251902
I should have noted:  For Windows 7 go to Control Panel, Language and see if you can add French there.

.... Thinkpads_User
0
 

Author Comment

by:mchyzik
ID: 39251918
I tried installing through cpanel/language.. not an option.
0
Maximize Your Threat Intelligence Reporting

Reporting is one of the most important and least talked about aspects of a world-class threat intelligence program. Here’s how to do it right.

 
LVL 90

Expert Comment

by:John Hurst
ID: 39251930
I wasn't sure. Windows 7 needs to be the Ultimate Version to change languages.

So if you are stuck with what you have, you should be able to use the French Dictionary in Word.

Sorry, but that is about all, given the software you have.

.... Thinkpads_User
0
 
LVL 80

Expert Comment

by:byundt
ID: 39251949
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:mchyzik
ID: 39265690
Thanks for all your help!
0
 
LVL 90

Expert Comment

by:John Hurst
ID: 39265813
@mchyzik - Thanks. I was happy to help you with this.

.... Thinkpads_User
0

Featured Post

What Security Threats Are You Missing?

Enhance your security with threat intelligence from the web. Get trending threat insights on hackers, exploits, and suspicious IP addresses delivered to your inbox with our free Cyber Daily.

Join & Write a Comment

The System Center Operations Manager 2012, known as SCOM, is a part of the Microsoft system center product that provides the user with infrastructure monitoring and application performance monitoring. SCOM monitors:   Windows or UNIX/LinuxNetwo…
Recently Microsoft released a brand new function called CONCAT. It's supposed to replace its predecessor CONCATENATE. But how does it work? And what's new? In this article, we take a closer look at all of this - we even included an exercise file for…
Learn how to make your own table of contents in Microsoft Word using paragraph styles and the automatic table of contents tool. We'll be using the paragraph styles in Word’s Home toolbar to help you create a table of contents. Type out your initial …
This Micro Tutorial well show you how to find and replace special characters in Microsoft Word. This is similar to carriage returns to convert columns of values from Microsoft Excel into comma separated lists.

758 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

16 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now