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How do you change the interface language on Office XP Pro?
Thread poster: Damian Harrison

Damian Harrison
Local time: 21:45
German to English
Oct 2, 2007

This should be easy - but I can´t seem to find a solution...
I have a German version of Office XP Pro. I would like to run it with English menus - is this at all possible? If so, how do I do it?
Thanks for any help!

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PAS  Identity Verified
Local time: 21:45
English to Polish
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Not possible Oct 2, 2007

A localized version of the software is just that - everything in the software is translated into the "local" language. My MS Office is in Polish and there is no possibility to turn all the menus into English.

Pawel Skalinski

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ozan karakış
Local time: 22:45
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not possible Oct 2, 2007

I am sorry to say but it is not...

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Grzegorz Gryc  Identity Verified
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French to Polish
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Possible... but... (Open Licence) Oct 2, 2007

You must have a MUI (Multi User Interface) version.

Attention, this version is not available on the shelf.
It's available only in the licensing programs like MOLP (Microsoft Open Licence Program).

See your software reseller and ask for the details.

It may be complicated to understand, MS changes often the conditions but if you buy several products at one time (i.e. Office, Visio, Windows, Visual Studio...) or several copies of one product, it may be interesting...

Technically, you can't run MUI on localized Office XP versions.
The basic version MUST be EN, then you can easily change the GUI language to DE or PL.


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Marcelo Silveyra
United States
Local time: 12:45
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German to English
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Just confirming Pawel's comment Oct 2, 2007

Pawel's right; there's no way to run it with English menus, unless there's some third-party patch or software out there that does it.

If I'm not mistaken, the most expensive version of Windows Vista (whatever it's called) is the only Windows OS with this option. Not that I particularly recommend upgrading what is now a -relatively- stable Windows OS to a potential compatibility nightmare.

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Heinrich Pesch  Identity Verified
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Finnish to German
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Probably not Oct 2, 2007

I remeber back in 2000 when I had a Finnish version of Win98 and installed a German Word 2000, the whole Windows changed to German.

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