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.
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)
Deselect all features.
Now only select the Proofing Tools (Korrekturhilfen) Feature:
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..