I get asked quite a lot on this blog “Where can I find an English Office 2010 Language Interface Pack?” or “I have German Office 2010, how can I change my User Interface to English?”.
The short answer is no, Microsoft does not provide an English Office 2010 Language Interface Pack (LIP) or for any other earlier versions for that matter.
Microsoft does however provide an English Office 2010 Language Pack but you have to buy it for about $25 or £20.
You get much more in an Office Language pack than you do in an Office Language interface pack.
An Office Language Interface pack allows you to change the User Interface language for only 5 applications:Excel, Onenote (only in 2010), Outlook, Powerpoint & Word and in most languages it comes with a spell checker.
An Office Language pack has a lot more in it namely:
- You can change the User Interface for nearly every office application (not just 5) into the language you purchased the language pack for.
- You can change the User assistance or help files for nearly every office application into the language you purchased the language pack for.
- You will have a spell checkers as well as other proofing tools such as Autocorrect lists,grammar checkers in the language you purchased the language pack for.
For a full list of what the difference is between a language pack and a LIP please visit this blog post.
I hope this helps!