Hello, this is Gwyneth Marshall again. Today we will continue from the East Asian Page Layout Features in Office 2010 article to describe another East Asian feature in Office 2010 called Phonetic Guides. The terms Phonetic Guide, Yomi, Furigana, or "Ruby" Text are used somewhat interchangeably to refer to an annotative gloss placed above or to the right of characters to aid the user in pronunciation. This is particularly important for logographic languages where the reader may not be familiar with the character or the character has more than one pronunciation.
NOTE: These features require at least one East Asian language to be enabled as described in My Language Preferences: Office Editing Languages. If additional settings need to be changed, these are noted with the feature.
Office provides methods to annotate text in
The following images are for Word, but the instructions are the same for Publisher and Outlook WordMail.
The end result will look similar to this:
Big thanks to Grace Sturman, Peter Liang, Vyom Munshi, Seiichi Kato, and Paul Suurs for helping me with this article.
Does this work with MS Office 2003 as well? If so how do I find the equivalent of Home tag.
For Office 2003, look to the start menu for Office > Tools > Language Settings. Once you've set the default editing language as described above, you'll find a new button in your formatting bar.
Is there some way to set defaults (font, size, position) rather than having to select these each time a character string is selected for ruby formatting?
Also can a shortcut (s/a a macro) be developed so that one can just highlight a string, click and have the desired formatting applied?
Will it be possible to install phonetic guide in Mocrosoft Power Point?
Every time I change the font in word (after I have applied furigana), the alignment for all the furigana in the entire document become misaligned; the furigana starts overlapping with the characters. Is there any sort of way to refresh the alignment of the furigana of the entire document?