Over 1 million tech questions and answers.

word/power point stuck in french-how to change to english

Q: word/power point stuck in french-how to change to english

my windows word 2007 spell checks in french. powerpoint also.. how do i fix?

Read other answers
Preferred Solution: word/power point stuck in french-how to change to english

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)


I buy laptop here in france since i cant understand french i want to know how to change it to english.can you please help me how to change it.thanx

Read other answers

I've been given a Fujitsu Siemans "Amilo M7440G" laptop (from France) to check out (wireless not working and other things to check)

Windows XP home (SP2)
AZERTY keyboard layout (not qwerty)

Everything is in french Text icons, properties etc. Making this very difficult to debug.

How do I get the displayed text to show in english?
I've played around with the Regional settings - Language and keyboard settings but it does not want to display english for me...

Basic question: If this was a French Windows Win XP OS install can I ever see the text in english??

Any help direction appreciated.

Read other answers

Issue since moving from IE9 to IE11 in the office

I've changed the Language Preference on IE11 to add both of them, English by default
Microsoft Office is already set to use both language

Although using Internet Explorer, we are having an issue where it only seem to spell check one language, giving errors when typing words in the other language.

Read on the internet some people that added both language in the keyboard layout, but that's not an interesting solution because first the French keyboard layout does all the English keys and second people tend to accidentaly switch language while typing
using shortcut or whatever

Any help regarding this issue would be appreciated


Read other answers

Can I change the Windows 7 Operating system language from English to French? If so, how can that be done?

Read other answers

Computer (Toshiba laptop) recently crashed and Windows 8.1 was reinstalled in France.
Unfortunately, all the MS Office commands on Ribbons (Excel, Word) are now in French!
I have tried all the recommended advice (forums, Microsoft) but in vain
First checked Windows has "English" as default language
Then, in Word under"Options Word" then "Standard" under "Parametres linguistiqes", under"Langue d'edition principale", "Anglais" is the only language shown
Any suggestions would be welcome


A:W8 - Change French to English & Office 2007 Student edition

Read other 7 answers

Windows 2000 2003
Travels with file from computer to computer

Dictionary avail is only the system one.
The language options is only ENGLISH.
French is not even available for me to select.
I have a 4mb file with multiple headings, multiple topics, Thousands of hyperlinks.

I type status and info into each "topic" section, cut and paste from other files, and emails.

Hyperlind to file names.

I think it is related to a hyperlinked document name that starts with h3nnnn_-_all.pdf.

But, it will be checking spelling, and all of a sudden it will want to change normal english words to their French equivalent.

It complains there are too many spelling errors for it to check. I then created "my own library" to put all the technical terms in to reduce the number of errors. I put most of the english word errors that it wanted to convert to French into it, and that reduced the number of complaints, but it is amusing / annoying.

I cannot figure out how to find where the dictionary change is invoked within my file. Any ideas?

This might be related to my problem with the "too many edits problem" if that one is a heap problem. Don't know how to change the heap size of word 2000.

A:Word 2000 - Spell check switch between english and french on it's own

Hi Redsox2004,

Word documents, and different parts of a document, may be set in a different language (Tools / Set Language) than your default .

If you have copied from other documents then the copied text may be in another language.

You can set the text to not check spelling if it is causing you a problem, e.g. if you do not have the dictionary loaded for the language required. (same Tools / Set Language option).

You can see the language any text has been set in by looking in the status bar at the bottom of your screen.


Read other 1 answers

Good afternoon Tech Support Guy users out there.

In the last few days, I have been writing a document in Microsoft Office Word 365, the 2016 version. This morning I changed the language settings, so it would check the document for errors, in M?ori, one of the main languages here in New Zealand. I realized after I had done it, that it was an unneccesary thing to do, as I was typing only a couple of words here and there in M?ori anyway.

I've tried to change back to English NZ so many times, and yet when I load up Word and the document I was working on, it's full of red underlines, indicating spelling errors. If someone could give me some idea as to where I'm going wrong, I would really appreciate it. A screenshot of the problem I'm having is attached.

Read other answers

A friend of mine who spends 8mths a year in france and 4 months in portugal, has just purchased a ACER laptop with XP and all sorts of bundled software in France at a great price, however, he cant seem to change the language option to english, someone else out there who recommended the Shop and Deal has just told him that microsoft have hard coded XP to only work in French on these machines.

Is that true, is there a way around this problem - he is learning french slowly while out there, but would find it more natural in English.

A:french XP to english

go into the control panel and click on regional and language settings. on the first page you have standards and formats, click customize and pick what you want, then click advanced and make that the same as you picked in the first window. That should do it. If not let us know and we can try something else.

Read other 2 answers

i have foolishly purchased a french note book and wish to change it to english is this possible and how can i do it help please thanks

A:win 7 from french to english

Read other 6 answers


i know im not on the right forum but people around here know so much i probably will get the correct answer anyhow.

i have XP and office in english, is it possible to both migrate them to french?


A:office english to french

Quote: Originally Posted by paascal


i know im not on the right forum but people around here know so much i probably will get the correct answer anyhow.

i have XP and office in english, is it possible to both migrate them to french?


Hi paascal,

Please check the link below which would be useful to you:

Change the default language for Office programs - support - Office.com

If you need more information feel free to reach out.

Read other 4 answers

hi to all, once again I am in need of help. I've just bought a pc from a french bankrupt auction its a Dell dimension dim2400. My problem is that the OS is in french and as my french isgood but not that good, I want to change it to english. So I have been on line at ebay and got myself windows xp in English, but what I want to know is - do I have to format drive c to reinstall the new version? And if I do do I need to make a reboot disk?.And lastly if the answer is yes to the last two questions how do I do it??!!


A:installing english xp on a french xp pc

Hi soapy

You will need to reformat unless there is a large enough unpartitioned space on HD and you want to keep the french version. Since the default on install is the whole drive, I doubt this would be the case. A clean install is the best option and is not very difficult. Remember that doing this will wipe the HD clean so if there is anything important on the drive you will need to save it, and make sure it would work with english version. Just follow the steps Here under Perform a clean install of Windows XP.

Read other 3 answers


A company distribution agent works overseas running Windows 7 with Outlook 2007.

The workers has issues with trash/ spam ending up in the wrong folder / sents ending up in another area /and so forth. I have instructions from the workers what needs to be done. I am willing to help but I do not read French. Here Outlook is in the French language. All I need to do, if possible, is switch to English (Outlook) make the changes / test the changes/ and revert back to French (Outlook).

Is there an uncomplicated non damaging method to do this?

Let me know.

Read other answers

A friend of mine asked me to wipe his PC and install a fresh XP on it. Easy enough. So I brought it home to do in my spare time. Now I have the XP disk, his CD Key, but his version of XP is French and I assume he wants to get it back that way. :(

Is it possible to do or would he have to find a French XP cd?

A:Is it possible to make XP French with an English Installer?

You will need his xp cd.

Read other 1 answers

After installing the sims 2 the language was Thai but I wen through the registery and edited the game into English. When I started the game, it was in English but once I clicked on one neghiborhood the text was in French. Please, can you help me have that in English?

A:SIMS2 in English but Instruction in French??? HELP!!

youl have to go into the system files installed in the c:\ drive...im not sure where but i am sure they will be written in a languages .dll or something...send an email to
[email protected] and ask them?

i assume this is a foriegn cracked copy of the game?? get the english version from the shop...its cheap now any way

Read other 1 answers

New PC setup in French, needs changed to English
what are the steps?

Read other answers

Hi everybody!

My concern here is that I would want to switch my "French" Windows XP into an "English" one. Indeed, I am going to give my laptop to a Nepalese friend, and he cannot read French.

Thank you for your assistance!

A:Switch Windows XP language from French to English


The problem is that there is no ?switch? to change the language. You can change the keyboard layout but not the language of Windwos itself. In such cases you have to make a new and clean installation of Windows using installation disk.

I don?t know what notebook you have exactly but all drivers and tools for your Toshiba notebook you can find on Toshiba homepage.

By the way: If you install XP, I would recommend Service Pack 3. It contains important security updates.

Read other 2 answers
A:Requesting a english-french dictionary software for Win XP~~

Non-speaking but freehttp://www.freelang.net/dictionary/french.phpMore choiceshttp://www.google.com/search?q=+english-fr...lient=firefox-a

Read other 1 answers

i have pc that is using a french windows 7 and i recently installed Adobe CS4 and it never ask me to choose the language, so i when i install it, adobe cs 4 is all in french and i went to Edit | Preferences | Interface | UI Language in photoshop and the only language i could choose is french. Does Adobe reflect on the language of the OS if not is there a way to change the language back to english without reinstalling the whole operating system.


A:Changing Adobe illustrator from french to english

AI is not supplied in multi-language capability in a single package. You have to buy it in the language you require.
Evidently, the version you've installed is for French speakers.

Read other 1 answers

Hello everyone and Happy new year.
I want to replace Windows XP English home edition by Windows XP French professional edition.This would be on my old computer that only has 40 gig hard disk and 512 mb memory.It worked very well with the English version but it is for my sister who doesn't understand English.I do not want to install windows 7 as it takes to much memory to operate.
Do I have to to format my C drive and install the new windows french with the disk or can I install the new windows french in a different partition and after remove what is in the C drive?
Thank you

A:Solved: replace windows XP english by XP french

you can dual boot xp and xp


Read other 3 answers


We are having a strange intermittent problem here. We have XP Pro, and Office 2003, with templates created for our people to use with Word. These are basic templates for faxing, letters, etc. but with our very plain text logo on them. Everyone uses them, but for a couple of them, their spell-checker comes up in French. This only happens on the company templates and not to everyone. I've checked all the language settings and made sure they were set to English, but it still happens. I open the same template on my computer and all is fine. So it seems to be machine specific problem. Has anyone else ever heard of this?

Thank-you, I've learned a lot from reading here. It's a fabulous resource!!!

Read other answers

A friend of mine has the English Vista OS and would like to know if he buys the
French Win7 upgrade if it is possible (via the Clean Install route) to install on top
of the E. Vista and would that work.


Read other answers

Living in France you cannot avoid a French keyboard, they're everywhere. So I learned using the azerty, but stuck to English.

This is of course beyond the people designing Windows.

So how can I have Windows 8 speaking English, but using French options for the rest (?, keyboard, date format, metric)?

And of course, ALSO WITH METRO please. It seems independent of the "real" OS.

Thanks in advance

A:French Keyboard, Ä, metric and date with English speak W8

A lot of these changes can be made through the Control Panel > Clock, Language and Region
If it affects Metro, I do not know.

Read other 1 answers


I have Outlook Express, basically all the language, regional settings are United Kingdom, when i do spell check it is showing a French dictionary, i change this to english then restart and its back to French..... Any Ideas????????

A:Outlook Express - French Spelling - English Language!

Did you recently upgrade or change MS Office on that PC?Apparently, many folks have had this problem.Supposedly, this file - Snapfiles - Spelloe_setup.exe - will solve the problem.It is supposed to be virus free, but you should check it after you download it.Let us know if it solves it, OK?

Read other 1 answers


I have tried seaching for this information, but I can't find it anywhere.
What I would like to know is, do function words in Excel convert automatically if sent to someone with Excel in another language.
For example:

I am user English version of Excel. In my spreadsheet I use "COUNT" funtion. If I then send this document to someone who has the French version of Excel does "COUNT" then become "COMPTE" (which is the French equivalent).

Thanks in advance

A:Solved: Converting excel functions from English to French

Read other 6 answers

Please help! I got a beautiful Toshiba laptop Windows 7 and the language is French & the keyboard is in French!!! I tried to follow the steps online and the vids, with no success! I don't speak French so it makes it that much tougher, please help!!!!

A:Switching a French Laptop to English including keyboard

Have you tried the following?


Read other 1 answers

My hp 522c crashed- I don't know cause. In puttering around I managed to go from the Blue HP Invent screen to one with french language requests in the background, much like a menu, and a box in the foreground requesting my password which I don't know. Any assistance and help in getting this diagnosed and fixed would be greatly appreciated.

A:Windows 98 HP 522c French background and English request for PASSWORD

Welcome to TechSpot

This looks to me like a setting in your BIOS. Don't know your PC, but the most frequent keys to hit at startup are Del, F1, F2 or F10.
Check around in BIOS for a Language setting and change that to English or whatever you need.

Read other 1 answers

I need to use French accents from time to time. Don't want to use a French keyboard. How can I program keys to replace regular characters with special characters?

A:need french accents on English keyboard in Vista Home Basic

Character map is here:
If you use Word or Open Office, look up "language settings" under help.

Read other 1 answers

I would like to purchase and install another copy of Windows dedicated entirely to French. I know that I need an additional license, and my question is about how to install it and on which drive? I already have a dual boot Windows 7 and Xubuntu. Also, I am planning to transfer the current C: drive and the new OS drive to a 250GB SSD.

My current setup is a single 500MB Seagate SATA 3

C: current boot drive: drive 80GB
D: 50GB data
E: 60GB data
F: 60GB data
W: 90GB data
Ext4 25GB Xubuntu
Ext4 42GB data
Ext4 42 data
Swap 6GB

A:Installing a copy of French Windows 7 alongside the current English

You can install it on any drive or partition you want. It should be at least 60 GB.

Personally if you have room in your box for another drive, that`s what I would put it on.

Use a Solid State Drive, they are cheap

SSD 850 EVO 2.5" SATA III 120GB | Samsung Solid State Drives

Read other 3 answers

The appearance of the desktop on my HP Pavilion changed after I used a Power Point projector connected to my laptop (with Microsoft Office 2003). All things on the screen appear wider and less crisp. How can I get it back to the way it was before I connected it to the projector?

A:Desktop change after using Power Point

Right click on an empty place on the desktop and choose properties>>settings tab then change the resolution with the slider.

Read other 3 answers

Every time I try and find those Microsoft products, I keep getting prompted to purchase Office, so I decided to just go for Apache Open Office...

but is it possible to get any of those programs for free? I mean, someone I know is NOT computer savy at all, and only knows hows to use Microsoft word, excel, and Power Point.. so any ideas would be greatly appreciated


A:Word, Power Point, Excel.... questions

You cannot get Microsoft Office programs free (unless sponsored by another business, etc). Only Open Office is free.

You can, however, pay a monthly subscription for Microsoft Office 365 that gives you access to all those Microsoft Office programs on a monthly basis.

Read other 11 answers

allrighty here is the short and sweet of the problem, ive been using XP for years at my resurant and my comp **** the bed needless to say i had to get a HP pavillion A6807c now i am trying to run inventory perfectly for our wine lists. etc, i open C:\Documents and Settings\Login\My Documents\wine\winelist.(extension)

i modify to say i have 2 CK mondavi left and hit CTRL + S, it brings me up as a save as, not a save to the existing document, it also doesnt even have the same path that the original document was at, one of my chefs found a small fix that worked for a day and than poof! nothing, he went to properties on the document and hit archive files uncheck the box. it worked for a day and never again.

i dont have my computer hooked to the internet do i have to get the SP updates to fix this problem or should i unload all my MS programs and get open office XP < he sugjested.

this has proven to be a pain in the ass. i just want help i am at a breaking point here, if anyone can help i would love it so much.

Read other answers

How do I reset my computer to English?

A:My computer is not in English How do I change it back to English?

The following document may help you:
Install or change a display language
Windows 7 language packs are available for computers that are running Windows 7 Ultimate
or Windows 7 Enterprise

Best Regards
DalePlease remember to click ?Mark as Answer? on the post that helps you, and to click ?Unmark as Answer? if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. ?

Read other 6 answers

i need to test those with an online conferencing software that my company is designing. how do i go about collecting a;

and i need one of each file, from every version of the programs. (Office 2000, 2003, 2007, 2010. also mac office 2009 and 2011)

is there already something like this, that i can download? if not, where can i start to look for these files? are the different versions (going back to 2000) of the Office programs available for download somewhere?

A:where could i find a collection of documents(word, excell, power point, etc) to test

MS has many Office Templates online that should work.
Docs are backward compatible with the exception of the dreaded docx.

Read other 1 answers

Hi, Iím very new here and I like the forum a lot already.
What Iím looking for is an software who can compress pictures in word/exec/power point files instantly I was looking on Google but to find something is not an easy task over this.

Thanks for your help

A:compress pictures in word/exec/power point files instantly

Read other 8 answers

Please help! cleaned up computer and ereased a lot of things that I didn't know what it was. I know bad. but, now when I go to open up microsoft word it is telling me to put in my cd in cd-rom and I do not have it because somebody installed it on the computer. I went into crogram files\microsoft office\office 10\1033\setup.hlp, and it was just telling me to put in the cd. Pleas help husband trying to use for work. Thank you

A:Help!! Cleaned Up Computer And Can Not Open Microsoft Word, Excel Power Point Ect.

Read other 6 answers

All of these programmes run fine, but as soon as I try to use them to save my work or open an existing file, they stop responding! I'm using the 2007 version and Windows Vista.

Thanks for your help in advance!

A:Word/Power Point/Excel 2007 Programme hangs when I try to save or open!

You could try opening up word, select help and look for a detect and repair option. Give that a try and see if it solves your problem.

Read other 2 answers

I have a power point presentation in 2003. I want to convert it to power point 2010. What do I need to do?


A:Solved: 2003 power point to 2010 power point

Open the Powerpoint 2003 file with Powerpoint 2010 and save as a Powerpoint 2010 file.

Read other 2 answers

Everything i type gets that red underline and i can't change it back to English no matter what i try, any thoughts?

Read other answers

I am running Windows XP with Outlook Express 6. Recently I had to have a new harddrive installed. Now the spell check on out going e-mails is in French. When I went in to change it back to English with the drop-down box, there were no other options but French. How do I fix this? I see that other users have also had this problem, but the answers were all "outdated" and I could not get into the answer...

A:Spell Check Stuck on French!

As far as I'm aware, OE doesn't have it's own spell-checker. It has to rely on the spell-checker of Microsoft Office.
If no Office apps are installed, the OE spell-checker doesn't work.

If you do have any Microsoft Office apps installed, please read this: http://www.answersthatwork.com/Down...ker_is_French_after_Microsoft_Office_2007.pdf

Read other 2 answers

i have windows 8 core ( non pro ) installed
my friend have me a windows 8 pro key a french key
* he has dream spark pro from his school
will i be able to upgrade to pro with it?

A:Win 8 english version install with french version cd key

Yes you will I think. I have a French key and activated EN-US 8.1 RTM with it. That was a clean install though.

Read other 2 answers

For reasons I am far from clear about, my Microsoft Outlook is currently stuck on using French as the default for the dictionary spellcheck function. Looking under the Tools option under Email shows the dictionary, but shows French as the only language option. On my version at work, the pulldown shows about a half dozen selection options - including the option for English.

I saw at least a couple of other postings that directly or indirectly reference this same problem, however the solutions posted do not really address the underlying cause of the poblem, but instead reference readers to the think about using the free SpellChecker for Outlook. I've got no problems with this as an alternate solution, but I was just wondering if anyone had trailed up into a possible solution at the primary software application level?

A:Solved: Outlook Dictionary Stuck on French

Is this Outlook or Outlook Express? If this is Outlook Express this is a known issue for which Microsoft has decided not to fix and your only solution is indeed to install a third party spell check. This happens when you install Office 2007. The spell newe check is incompatible with Outlook Express.

Read other 2 answers

Two questions regarding MSword2000.
1) How do I turn the image display back on so that my imbedded images (jpg)show in my document? They use to.

2) This is a "hand me down" portable and has the "French" dictionary loaded. I've tried to make US English the default but it won't stick. Short of reloading Word, is there any other way to change the default or unload the French?

A:Word Images/French

Read other 7 answers

I am writing an article in French but my version of MS Word (U.S. English) automatically corrects it as if it were English, i.e. "dont" automatically becomes "don't" however many type I rewrite it. No way I can submit this and the deadline is near... Please help.
Many, many thanks in advance.

A:Writing in French in MS word

Read other 6 answers

My father received a new computer while travelling for his job in Russia. And as lovely as that gift is, the whole thing works in Russian. Which means even the alphabet is different and we can't read a thing on it. After trying to understand how it works, I found how to change the language but it doesn't entirely change it. The only thing that changes is the language of the start-up menu. The rest is still in Russian and the alphabet is still in Russian.
And I really am not used to the new Windows 8 appearance so I can't even try to guess because everything is different from my computer.
So far, I've found out two things I should probably mention. First is that I can't just download the language pack because it's apparently already on the computer so the download button isn't available. Second, since it's in Russian, I can't update to the new Windows 8.1 version and all the explanations for this problem on the Microsoft website are only available for that version.
If anyone can help, please do ! I'd really appreciate it.
I hope my explanation was clear enough and if not, do feel free to ask me any question

A:Change language from Russian to French

The very first thing you or your father needs to do, is do a Military wipe on the hard drive, and install a known good issue of Windows on the machine.  Now of course it could still have a hardware based keylogger built into the machine, due to it did come from Russia, and unless your father has a reputable shop check the machine out, to make sure, I personally would not touch it for a buck, if it came from Russia.
Really you need to just tell your father to not use that machine, sell it and get one from a dealer or computer manufacturer that you can trust.

Read other 4 answers

I can not change my keyboard from French Canadian to US. I tried the usual things; pressing CTRL+ALT and using the keyboard icon on the taskbar, and even though it says it is on the US keyboard, it is still French Canadian. Then I removed my other keyboard options from the control panel so it says I only have the US keyboard available, but it is still French Canadian. I have no idea where the apostrophe is on this keyboard, and it is driving me crazy.

A:My keyboard will not change from French Canadian to US.

Uh, how about moving to Canada, and learning to speak French?

Try to run a System Restore to a time prior to when the problem started happening.

Read other 4 answers