As you know, the default language of Microsoft Office is English (USA). Perhaps changing language is unnecessary if you live in an English-speaking country. But it would be very necessary if you were born in another country and English was not your native language.
Recently I have got many requests for issues related to installing language pack. So I gave it a try but without success. Honestly, I dont know much about this matter. I have always used the english version so I never thought about that.
At present, there is no way to install additional language in english version of Office Volume. In spite of that, I kept trying to find another way. After testing some ideas, I figured out a solution which helps you reinstall Office 2016 (there is a option which allows change language).
First, if you have Office (english version) already installed, please completely uninstall it from your drive.
Step 1: Download Office Deployment Tool from Microsoft homepage.
Step 2: Extract this file. You will be left with 3 files (configuration.xml, EULA and setup.exe).
Step 3: Right-click on the configuration.xml file, select Edit.
Then replace all its content with the following code.
Before starting, let me explain.
|OfficeClientEdition=”32″||Downloads and installs the 32-bit edition of Office. If you have 64bit Windows, just replace “32” with “64”.|
|ID=”ProfessionalRetail”||Downloads and installs Office Pro Retail. See list of product IDs here.|
|ID=”ja-jp”||Downloads and installs Japanese version of Office. If you want to change the display language, just replace “ja-jp” with your native language. See list of language IDs here.|
|<ExcludeApp ID=”Access” />||Defines which products would not be installed. If you want to install Microsoft Access, please remove this line. Do the same to the others.|
Note: You need to edit the code based on what I explain above. Then save it.
Step 4: Copy the code below into a new text document file.
@echo off cd %~dp0 setup.exe /configure configuration.xml pause
Then save it as a batch file with .cmd extension (eg install.cmd).
And make sure this .cmd file, setup.exe file & configuration.xml file are in the same folder.
Step 5: Right-click on this batch file and run it as administrator.
Right now, the installation process starts.
Step 6: After successfully installing Office, you can activate it using KMS method.