Change the language of Office

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In many companies, Excel is often in English. But for a lot of people, it's not easy to work with the Excel functions in English. But no panic, you can easily change the language of Office.

Version before Excel 2013

Unfortunately, for all the Excel versions before 2013 - Excel 2010, Excel 2007, Excel 2003 (still 🤔) - the package languages are no more available ❌❌❌

Formerly, it was necessary to buy a specific package language and install it ; not friendly 😡

Version after Excel 2013

With the version of Excel 2013, Excel 2016, Excel 2019 and Office 365, it's very easy to change the language and free 😉

  • Go to the menu File > Options
  • Then you go to the menu Language (1)
Option Changement de langue
  • You can visualise the languages already installed (2)
  • But if the language you want is not installed, you can download it (3)

Install a new language

In our situation, we want to install the Spanish language. So we click on the link Install additional display languages from And a new dialog box with the languages available for downloading

  1. Select the language you want to install
  2. Then, click on the button Install
Select the language you want to download
  1. Then, your computer opens your browser directly to the download page of the chosen language 😍😍😍
Download your pack language
  1. Run the installation
Install the pack language
  1. Wait a bit and a new language is installed on your Office version 😃😃😃
Spanish language installed

Change the language

To change the language it's very easy.

  1. Select the language you want to load
  2. Click on the button Move up to move the language on the first position
Move up the language
Language in first position
  1. Click on OK to validate your selection
  2. Restart Office and now, all your Office Apps are in Spanish 😍😎
Office in Spanish

Tutorial Video

The following video explain you how to install a new package for Excel 2016

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