Installing and configuring the Office 2007 Language Interface Pack (LIP)

Installing and configuring the Office 2007 Language Interface Pack (LIP)

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 To install the Office 2007 Language Interface Pack you need at least a Standard version of Office 2007 (in any language).

You can download the Office 2007 LanguageInterfacePack (LIP) from here

Once you have selected the language you wish to install, click the Downloadbutton and save the file to your hard disk.

In the case below I am downloading the Indonesian Office 2007 Language Interface Pack.


Once saved on your hard disk you can now run the Languageinterfacepack.exe program file on your hard disk to start the Setup program.

If on Windows Vista you may see a User account Control security message when you go to run the LIP.exe but just click continue with your Office LIP install.

Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the installation.You first accept the End User Licence Agreement.


You will then see the product installing:

And finally it will finish installing and you will be told.

Congratulations - you have now installed the Office 2007 LIP! 

Once installed the readme file for your Microsoft Office 2007 Language Interface Pack can be found at C:\Program Files\Common Files\microsoft shared\OFFICE12\<LCID*>\LIPread.htm

*Note: An LCID is a Locale Identifier.

You now need to configure Office so that the User Interface appears in your LIP language.

In order to switch your User Interface to the LIP version of the Office 2007 LIP please follow these steps:

1. To switch your User Interface to the version of the Office 2007LIP you just installed please follow these steps:

2. On the Start menu, point to All Programs, point to Microsoft Office, point to Microsoft Office Tools, and then click Microsoft Office 2007 Language Settings.



3.  Select the Display Language tab and in the Display Microsoft Office menus and dialog boxes in: dropdown list, select the LIP language you just installed. Thelanguage you selected should now be the default display. In the case below I am selecting the Irish Language (Gaeilge)

4. In the Editing Languages tab select thelanguage from the Available Editing Languages list and click Add. The language you selected should now be listed in the Enabled Editing Languages list.

5. In the Editing Languagestab select the Irish language to be your Primary Editing Language from the Primary Editing Languagelist.


6. Click on the OK button.


7. The user Interface for Excel, Outlook, Powerpoint & Word 2007 should now be in the language you selected when you start any of these applications


You can freely switch between the language of your base Office installation & the language you installed by following steps 1-6 above.

Note:Help cannot be switched to the Ianguage you just installed in the Microsoft Office Language Interface Pack 2007.Help will always remain in  your base Office language. Always set your display help in the dropdown list to your base language


  • hi, my office 2007  is in english but i want to chang in german

  • Hi Johann,

    There is no Language Interface Pack (LIP) for German but there is a Language Pack for German. If you want to install and use German Office you need to purchase an German Language Pack at a cost of ~£20. You can purchase the German language pack by going to (if in the UK) and choosing  the "Buy now" button and then going through the purchase process.

    In order to see the difference between Language Interface Pack and Language Pack please visit

    I hope this helps!

  • hi im phil my office is in german but i want it in english , wht can i do ?

  • I also want my office in English!! But I can't find english language pack

  • Phil, Chris,

    Unfortunately there are no Language Interface Packs (LIPs) for German or English. There are however Language packs which you can purchase for those 2 languages available to buy at the sites above. In order to see the difference between Language Interface Pack and Language Pack please visit

  • Hello.

    I have Office 2007 in French - and I also need it in English.

    I accessed the page dedicated to those LPs, but they seem to be for the 2010 version only. Nothing is mentionned about 2007.

    Are they compatible, or (if not) where can I get this LP for the 2007 version at last ? I've been searching for hours!

    Tnx in adv.

  • I have the same issue as Alain, nowhere to find 2007 LP. All links leads to 2010.

    Please help!!!


  • Hi Alain & MIke,

    I am sorry for the delayed reply on this as I needed to delve deep and find out why this happened. Here is what I found out...

    Microsoft no longer offers Office 2007 Language packs for retail purchase as of July 2011.

    Office 2010 language packs are available for purchase today on in 37 languages.

    Please note Office 2010 language packs will not work with versions of Office 2007.

    If you are an Office 2007 user and you wish to use a language pack you will need to purchase/upgrade to the Office 2010 version (either Office Home and Student, Office Home and Business or Office Professional) in your language and then purchase an Office 2010 language pack to install over your version  of Office 2010.

  • Hi Qutus,

    Like others I have been searching for hours and am aware that MS only supports office 2010 now.

    My question or problem is ....  I have a MS O2007 (English version) which I installed on my laptop, it works great.  

    I recently bought a new laptop here in Spain with a trial office 2007 version (Spanish).  Now that the trial was about to expire I installed the program with my original US MS Office installation disk and after I started the program it is all in Spanish while on my other laptop it is all in English.  I would like to have Spanish on both systems.

    This leads me to believe that there must be some sort of language file that came with the trial version that can be copied from one system to the other.  Since I can not find out in what format the LIP file is I can not search for it.

    Any suggestions?

  • Hi Karl,

    From the information you have given me I believe there is no real solution for you to have Spanish on both systems. There is not really a language file you can copy from one machine to another. You need a Spanish Office 2007 language pack which is not available anymore.

    The only alternative you have is.. purchase/upgrade to the Office 2010 version (either Office Home and Student, Office Home and Business or Office Professional) in your language and then purchase an Office 2010 language pack to install over your version  of Office 2010.

    Sorry to be the bearer of bad news here.


  • hey, my office is in English and I want it in Hebrew... but there's no Hebrew in here :

    what can I do??

  • Hi Lian.

    You can get a Hebrew Language Pack for Office 2010 only. It costs around $25 and can be purchased from (Just choose Hebrew in the dropdown and click the buy button. Please be aware that the Hebrew Language Pack is no longer available for earlier versions of Office like 2003, 2007.

  • Hi Qutus,

    I'm in IT and work in education (grades 9-12) and we currently have Win7 Premium and Office 2007. We're going to have a number of Chinese-speaking students this fall (just found out a week ago) and I've been struggling to add the Chinese PRC Simplified and Chinese Traditional Taiwan input languages/keyboards installed. I had no problem installing them while logged in as a local admin. When I'm logged in as a local or domain admin, I can launch Word 2007, select a Chinese input language and keyboard, type and Word correctly converts it.

    BUT, whenever I log in as a domain standard-user, I can select a language (but not keyboard) and Word 2007 doesn't convert what I type. I've tried implementing a Group Policy that adds the relevant Registry keys for the hkey_current_user, but it still doesn't work.

    Suggestions or ideas?

  • thank you

  • hi,

    i want Microsoft office is in English but i want in Gujarati

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