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Old 03-20-2020, 01:47 PM   #1
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I have been using a very old version of Microsoft Office (2006!), and now need a version which allows me to write in the Spanish language/South American.

I looked online and there seem to be quite a few free downloads.

I am a "light" user, mostly Word for personal communications. Don't need any of the fancy, complicated stuff.

Can someone please give me a URL from which it is safe to download a newer version of Office which is FREE; also how to get the Spanish add-on, so I can select English/Spanish as needed?

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Rather than MS Office, try this: https://www.libreoffice.org
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Does Libre have the Spanish language option "built-in" or is there an add-on I will need to install?

Thanks for the recommendation. I used Libre previously and it was entirely satisfactory; did everything I needed it to do.

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https://elementaryos.stackexchange.c...ace-to-spanish
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Corday,

I have downloaded and installed Libre Office. I shall await your advice on the South American Spanish element.
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I shall await your advice on the South American Spanish element.
What, precisely, are you asking about?

Libre Office, like almost all installed Windows Programs, is supposed to use the language you have specified as the Windows Display Language in Settings, Time & Language, Language Pane.

If this is not what you're referring to, then you need to be more specific.
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Corday was able to provide the information I needed, above.
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As a follow-up, another option for those looking for a free alternative to MS-Office, but that's about as close to MS-Office look and feel that I've ever seen or dealt with, it's worth considering SoftMaker FreeOffice.

I'd have to imagine it behaves just as any major software makers' programs do with regard to using the system language in its interface.
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Yes, Softmaker FreeOffice is a fine replacement for MS Office. Dictionaries and how to install them are available here https://www.freeoffice.com/en/download/dictionaries

Those are dictionaries for spell-checking the (input) language you're writing in. Changing the language of the application's user interface is a different option and procedure.
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LibreOffice has many many languages available on installation. You can select as many as you want. Don't forget the dictionaries too.


If you want the full experience of typing in another language (all the accents and special characters) you are going to want to change your keyboard layout. Google that for more detailed instructions but it's done through your windows settings.


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Does Libre have the Spanish language option "built-in" or is there an add-on I will need to install?

Thanks for the recommendation. I used Libre previously and it was entirely satisfactory; did everything I needed it to do.

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I am not sure how ethical it is, but I have found such programs on The Pirate Bay.
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I am not sure how ethical it is, but I have found such programs on The Pirate Bay.
You are promoting piracy and the use of p2p/bittorrent which are in violation of TSF's community rules. This will not be tolerated any further. Please familiarise yourself with the rules here https://www.techsupportforum.com/for...ork&page=rules
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In addition to that, the use of P2P, and cracked programs, is the swiftest way I know of contracting a computer infection.

Malware writers commonly use "free" versions of popular pay-for programs as bait, to enable them to get their creations onto your machine, and P2P is their usual delivery mechanism of choice.
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MS Office has language packs available for download on the MS site. They are free. I don’t think there was a 2006 version of Office released. Verify the version before download.
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MS Office has language packs available for download on the MS site. They are free. I don’t think there was a 2006 version of Office released. Verify the version before download.
MS Office isn't free though, so that's a no go.
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MS Office isn't free though, so that's a no go.
But, there is a thriving, and entirely legal, gray market where Office and a wide number of other programs can be obtained at very low prices, with licenses having been extracted from decommissioned hardware.

My small treatise on same, in PDF format, as I've needed to post this information for reference so many times: On the Grey Market

My current Office 2016 licenses, and the Windows 10 Pro license for the machine I'm writing from, are grey market sourced.
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A better way to get it free, is in a qualified school district, teach a computer course in the adult education sector.
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MS Office isn't free though, so that's a no go.
If MS Office 2007 was installed with the default installation parameters and had been updated, in the Microsoft Office folder, there should be an icon for “Microsoft Office 2007 Language Settings.”
You can select your language there.
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You can find language settings in the Microsoft 2007 Office folder on your PC.
There are many South American dialects listed.
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A better way to get it free, is in a qualified school district, teach a computer course in the adult education sector.
Not that I don't think that this is not a great idea, but it requires that one have not only the skill set with MS-Office, but the skill set with teaching.

I am willing to safely venture that this does not describe the OP, or a very great many others as well. (And that's not meant as an insult, either, just a statement of fact.)
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