How to Install Hebrew Microsoft Word

Installing Hebrew for use in Microsoft Word 2013 is a multi-stage process. First, you must purchase and install the official Hebrew language pack from Microsoft. After you’ve installed the language pack, set Hebrew as the default input and editing language in Word. If you anticipate you’ll be writing and editing in Hebrew often, you should also download and install the official Hebrew proofing tools pack.

ancient hebrew writing
You must enable right-to-left typing for languages such as Hebrew and Arabic.
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Install Hebrew Language Pack and Set Up Keyboard

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Download and install the Hebrew language pack for Office 2013 from Microsoft’s website (link in Resources).

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Open Microsoft Word, click “File” on the main menu and select “Options.” Click “Language” and then select “Add Additional Editing Languages” under the Choose Editing Languages heading. Select “Hebrew” and click “Add.”

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Place a check mark in the “Right-to-left paragraph” checkbox in the Paragraph group on the Home tab.

Set Hebrew as Default Editing Language in Office 2013

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Click the “File” tab in Word, select “Options” and then click “Language” to launch the Set the Office Language Preferences dialog.

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Select “Hebrew” on the Editing Language list and then click the “Default” button to set Hebrew as the default editing language in all Microsoft Office programs.

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Quit Microsoft Word and any other Office programs currently running on your computer. Restart Microsoft Word when you are finished.

Install Hebrew Proofing Tools

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Download and install the Hebrew Proofing Tools pack for Office 2013 from Microsoft’s website (link in Resources).

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Open Word and press “Ctrl-A” to select the contents of the entire document.

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Click the “Review” tab and select “Language” in the Language group. Click “Set Proofing Language” and then choose “Hebrew” from the list of available proofing languages.