Microsoft Office 2003 / 2007 Proofing Tool / Spell Checker additional languages

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Imagine, you installed Microsoft Office 2007 English (Enterprise, Standard, Ultimate, Small Business Edition, whatever). Now you’d like to do a Spell Check in German Language, what happens? You get an error message indicating, that this feature is not installed on your system:

Cannot find proofing tools for German (Switzerland). If you have the proofing tools, try installing or re-installing them. Contact your local reseller to obtain Office Proofing Tools. For more information, see the Microsoft Office Site.

Microsoft_Office_2007_Message_Cant_Find_proofing_tools

Microsoft_Office_2007_Message_Cant_Find_proofing_tools

do install this missing feature, get a copy of a Microsoft Office 2007 Installation Source, the edition does not really matter. Now start the setup.exe (in my case i wanted to install spell checker or Korrekturhilfen for Swiss German Language).

Choose Custom Installation (Anpassen)

Microsoft_Office_2007_InstallTypeSelection

Microsoft_Office_2007_InstallTypeSelection

Deselect all features.

Microsoft_Office_2007_DeselectFeatures

Microsoft_Office_2007_DeselectFeatures

like this:

Microsoft_Office_2007_allFeaturesDeselected

Microsoft_Office_2007_allFeaturesDeselected

Now only select the Proofing Tools (Korrekturhilfen) Feature:

Microsoft_Office_2007_SelectSpellCheckerFeature

Microsoft_Office_2007_SelectSpellCheckerFeature

Click next next next… then you’re done. Starting Word the next time will let you spell check your documents in the corresponding language..

Alernatively you can install the Microsoft Office Multilanguage Pack. This post will go thru the details..

3 thoughts on “Microsoft Office 2003 / 2007 Proofing Tool / Spell Checker additional languages

  1. i use both open office and microsoft office and i would say that microsoft office is more responsive and user friendly -.;

  2. Thank you very very much. I had tried everything you can imagine unsuccessfully, the I found your post, followed the instructions and it worked as magic. Thank u!

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