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Microsoft KB Archive/186037

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OFF97: Alki Language Proofing Tools Available


The information in this article applies to:

  • Microsoft Access 97
  • Microsoft Excel 97 for Windows
  • Microsoft Outlook 97
  • Microsoft PowerPoint 97 for Windows
  • Microsoft Word 97 for Windows
  • Microsoft Office 97 Professional Edition for Windows
  • Microsoft Office 97 Standard Edition for Windows
  • Microsoft Office 97 Small Business Edition for Windows, version 2.0
  • Microsoft Office 97 Small Business Edition for Windows


Microsoft proofing tools packages are available from Alki(R) Software for languages from six different language groups: Western European, Central European, Baltic, Cyrillic, Greek, and Turkish.


Each language group uses its own set of characters. By default, you can proof text in any of the languages within your system's language group. For example, if you are using the English (U.S.) version of Microsoft Windows 95, Microsoft Windows 98, Microsoft Windows NT, or Microsoft Windows 2000, you should have no problem proofing text in other Western European languages. However, if you want to proof text in a different language group, you may need to adjust your operating system to turn on (enable) your applications to display and proof text correctly in the new language.

For additional information about how to turn on support for multiple languages in Windows, please see the following articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

Q141306 How to Enable Support for Multiple Languages in Windows

Q177561 How to Add and Enable Additional Languages in Windows NT

NOTE: The spelling check feature does not work in Office 97 applications, other than Word 97 for Windows, in languages outside your Windows 95 operating system's language group. You must upgrade to Windows NT 4.0 or later. Please contact Alki Software for more information.

The following table lists the language groups and languages for use with Office 97, and which proofing tools are included in each package.

NOTE: Some proofing tools are not available for all languages.

   Language                    Spelling   Hyphenation   Thesaurus   Grammar

     Basque                       x            x
     Catalan                      x            x            x
     Danish                       x            x            x
     Dutch                        x            x            x          x
     English, Australian          x            x            x          x
     English, UK                  x            x            x          x
     English, US                  x            x            x          x
     Finnish                      x            x            x
      (European and Canadian)     x            x            x          x
     German and Swiss German      x            x            x          x
     Italian                      x            x            x          x
      (Bokmal and Nynorsk)        x            x            x
      (Brazil and Portugal)       x            x            x
     Spanish                      x            x            x          x
     Swedish                      x            x            x

     Greek                        x            x            x

     Croatian                     x            x
     Czech                        x            x            x
     Hungarian                    x            x            x          x
     Polish                       x            x            x
     Romanian                     x            x            x
     Slovak                       x            x            x
     Slovenian                    x            x            x

     Estonia                      x            x            x
     Latvian                      x            x
     Lithuanian                   x            x

     Bulgarian                    x            x
     Russian                      x            x            x          x
     Serbian                      x            x

     Turkish                      x            x            x 

System Requirements

  • Microsoft Windows 95 or Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 3.51 or later
  • One or more of the Microsoft Office applications listed at the beginning of this article
  • Alki Software language proofing tools for Microsoft Office 97 for Windows

No additional system resources are required beyond those recommended for Word and your version of Windows.

For more information about language proofing tools for use with Microsoft Word, contact Alki Software Corporation.

Alki Software Corporation

300 Queen Anne Ave. N., Suite 410
Seattle, WA 98109

Phone: (206) 286-2600
Fax: (206) 286-2785
Support: (206) 286-2780
Orders: (800) NOW-WORD (669-9673)

World Wide Web site:

The third-party contact information included in this article is provided to help you find the technical support you need. This contact information is subject to change without notice. Microsoft in no way guarantees the accuracy of this third-party contact information.

Copyright 1997 Alki Software Corporation.

Alki is a registered trademark of Alki Software Corporation.

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Last Reviewed: November 15, 2000
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