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    Change language on word 2008
    I inherited my dads old mac book pro with word 2008 unfortunately it is in german and would like it in danish or english, but can only change it in the documents. Would like the program to be in another language. can anybody help???

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    Tools - Change Language
    I cannot be held responsible for the things that come out of my mouth.
    In the Windows world, most everything folks don't understand is called a virus.

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    Doesn't work that way. "Tools, language" only marks selected text to a particular language and sets up the spell check. It doesn't change the menus and the basic language of the version. If your copy of Word is in German, you can write in English or Danish but the language of the copy of Word you have will still be in German.

    Buy a copy of Office 2011 in English instead. (US, UK, Canada, Australian)

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    Yeah, don't always get the whole story from google.
    I cannot be held responsible for the things that come out of my mouth.
    In the Windows world, most everything folks don't understand is called a virus.

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    You mean you were Froogled?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chscag View Post
    You mean you were Froogled?
    ROTFL. Is that a word of your own creation or am I that out of touch.

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    Have to admit, I copied it from a BING TV commercial.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chscag View Post
    Doesn't work that way. "Tools, language" only marks selected text to a particular language and sets up the spell check. It doesn't change the menus and the basic language of the version. If your copy of Word is in German, you can write in English or Danish but the language of the copy of Word you have will still be in German.

    Buy a copy of Office 2011 in English instead. (US, UK, Canada, Australian)
    Thanks..... thought so but had to check

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    Quote Originally Posted by chscag View Post
    Have to admit, I copied it from a BING TV commercial.
    Now that you mention it I remember that ad. Thought it was funny the first time I heard it.

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    I thought Bing used Scroogled?

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    ROFL.... that's what happens when you get old. Froogled, Scroogled, whatever.

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