Configuring Microsoft Office 2003, 2007 or 2010 for Tibetan script

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Configuration of Microsoft Office for Tibetan script

Without Tibetan support enabled, Microsoft Office will break Tibetan syllables incorrectly.

In order to use Microsoft Office 2003, 2007 or 2010 with Tibetan, Tibetan should be enabled using the Microsoft Office Language Settings tool:

  • Select Start / All Programs / Microsoft Office / Microsoft Office Tools / Microsoft Office 2003,7,10 Language Preferences.
  • Add Tibetan (PRC) as supported language.
[1] Microsoft Office Language Settings Tools are part of Office 2003, 2007 and 2010

To test, simply create a new document and start TISE. See Tibetan Input Method for a description on how to use TISE.

How to enable Tibetan left-right justification in Office 2010

[2] Enabling Thai as an additional language allows Tibetan justification

Microsoft Office does not handle Tibetan left/right alignment or justification correctly. However, by enabling Thai as an additional language in Microsoft Office Language Tools (see above), we will get an additional justification option Thai distributed (see red arrow in image [2]). This option allows to correctly left/right align Tibetan.

  • Select Start / All Programs / Microsoft Office / Microsoft Office Tools / Microsoft Office 2003,7,10 Language Preferences.
  • Add Thai as supported language.

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