How to remove languages and fonts from MS Office in Windows?

MS or Microsoft Office offers its users a number of applications (Word, PowerPoint, Visio, Access, Excel, etc.) to help them accomplish different tasks effortlessly. In addition to the in-built features, you can also add the language packs to it for availing additional display options, proofing tools, and help options. After installing the language pack, if you don’t want any particular font or language then, follow the below-given steps to remove it:


(Please note that the instructions given here to remove a language pack is applicable to Word 2016, Outlook 2016, OneNote 2016, and other applications of Office suite 2016. Also, remember that you cannot remove the primary language by visiting Enabled Editing Language list section. All you can do is change the default language.)

Office 2010/Office 2013/ Office 2016

  1. Open any Office application, like Word or Excel
  2. Now, open File and then Options
  3. Choose Language and under Choose Editing Languages, pick the language that you no longer want to use
  4. Click Remove
  • Key points
  1. If you already have a document or spreadsheet with text written in French then remember that even after deleting the French editing language and font, the text will still remain in that document or sheet
  2. After you remove French as an enabled language, this would still be listed in the Languages dialogue box as a proofing language

Office 2007

  1. Open the Start menu and click All Programs
  2. Place the cursor of the mouse on the Microsoft Office (listed in the list of programs)
  3. Now, move the cursor to Microsoft Office Tools and then hit Microsoft Office Language Settings
  4. Choose Editing Languages tab
  5. Now, click a language you want to remove from Enabled Editing Languages list
  6. Click Remove
  7. It’s done!

Steps to remove the fonts from the Office language pack

Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10 (Applicable to Office 2010, Office 2013, Office 2016)

  1. Visit the Control Panel by simply pressing Windows+R together and typing the same in the Run window
  2. In the Control Panel, enter Fonts in the search bar
  3. Click Preview, Delete or Show and Hide Fonts under the folder Fonts
  4. Choose the Font you want to remove
  5. Click Delete
  6. It’s done!

Windows Vista with Office 2010

  1. Open Control Panel
  2. Search for Appearance and Personalization
  3. Hit Install or Remove a Font
  4. From the list of the fonts, choose the one you want to remove
  5. Right-click on it and select Delete
  6. It’s done!

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