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Outlook comes with some options for working with language data. For example you can add a new language support by telling Outlook which language you need. Let's go to File>Options>Languages and then we can choose to add an additional editing language. So that's going to give us additional language-specific features such as grammar checking and spell checking and proofing. I can come down here and choose the language that I'm looking for, click Add and it gets added to my list for proofing.
Now the Keyboard Layout isn't enabled yet and I can click this and it's going to take me to the Windows 8 language preferences. This is where I can add keyboard support. And that's what lets me add things like accent characters in all the right places. I'm going to X out at this for now. I can click OK to close out of this dialog box and click OK the prompt that I need to restart Office so that my language changes can take effect. There is something else I want to show you. If I click New Email and put my cursor on the body of the email, I can come over here to the Review tab and select Language.
Here's where I can change the Proofing Language that I want to use. I can add additional languages. I can come down here, look at the list and add what I need. Click OK and now I can actually switch back and forth to set my Proofing Language as I need. For example, if I've selected text I'm proofing it, I can mark it as English and it's going to use the right dictionaries to look for my spelling errors. The last thing is actually really neat. I can type some text in an email, select it, come back to the Review tab, go to Translate and choose Translate Selected Text.
As long have an Internet connection, Outlook will go out and translate it into the language I want. I can choose my language from the pull down menu, it'll get translated and I can just click Insert and it'll actually switch my text. I can do this as many times as I want. I can highlight my text, pick a different language, it will translate it and I can insert it in, and those are some ways that you can work with language options in Outlook.
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