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UiB installs  Windows 7  with english as the standard language preference. This can be altered and supports both versions of the Norwegian language.
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'''Be aware''' that the language preference in Microsoft Office is set to be that equivalent of that of the one that is displayed in Windows 7. This means  that when you are change the language of in Windows 7, you also alter the language preference in Office 2010. If you wish to only change the language preferences for Office 2010, click this link and follow its procedure step by step.  
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English is set to be the standard language for computers at UiB that have Windows 7 operative system installed. It is very easy to change this. Both versions of the Norwegian language are supported: "nynorsk" and "bokmål". The IT department are able to add other languages to specific computers.
  
==Who do I change display language for Windows 7==
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'''Be aware''' that the language in Microsoft Office is set to be the same as in Windows 7. This means  that when you change the language in Windows 7, you also alter the language preference in Office 2010. If you wish to only change the language preferences for Office 2010, click this [[Changing the display language in Office 2010|link]] and follow its procedure step by step.
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==How do I change display language for Windows 7?==
  
 
* Click on the Windows symbol to open the start menu and enter 'language' into the search field.
 
* Click on the Windows symbol to open the start menu and enter 'language' into the search field.
* From the hitlist, select '''Change display language'''.
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* Select '''Change display language''' from the list.
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* Select the language you want from the list under '''Choose a Display Language'''.
 
* Select the language you want from the list under '''Choose a Display Language'''.
* Click on the '''OK''' button.
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* Click the '''OK''' button.
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You will then be notified that this change will take affect the next time you log on.
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You will then be notified that this change will take effect the next time you log on.
 
** Click the '''Log off now''' button to log out immediately
 
** Click the '''Log off now''' button to log out immediately
 
** Click the '''Cancel''' button if you wish to log out later.
 
** Click the '''Cancel''' button if you wish to log out later.
*For the change to be effective, you need to re-logon onto the machine.
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* For the change to be effective, you need to logon the machine after the language settings is altered.
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'''If your computer is set to Norwegian display language, and you wish to change it to English, you can follow the same procedure.'''
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The only difference is that you must enter 'språk' into the search field and choose 'Endre visningspråk' to enter the correct menu.
  
  
If your computer is set to Norwegian display language and you wish to change it to English, you can follow the same procedure.
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The only difference is that you must enter 'språk' into the search field and choose 'endre visningspråk' to enter the correct menu.
 
  
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Latest revision as of 15:34, 9 March 2017


English is set to be the standard language for computers at UiB that have Windows 7 operative system installed. It is very easy to change this. Both versions of the Norwegian language are supported: "nynorsk" and "bokmål". The IT department are able to add other languages to specific computers.

Be aware that the language in Microsoft Office is set to be the same as in Windows 7. This means that when you change the language in Windows 7, you also alter the language preference in Office 2010. If you wish to only change the language preferences for Office 2010, click this link and follow its procedure step by step.

How do I change display language for Windows 7?

  • Click on the Windows symbol to open the start menu and enter 'language' into the search field.
  • Select Change display language from the list.


DisplayLanguage1.png


  • Select the language you want from the list under Choose a Display Language.
  • Click the OK button.


DisplayLanguage2.png


You will then be notified that this change will take effect the next time you log on.

    • Click the Log off now button to log out immediately
    • Click the Cancel button if you wish to log out later.
  • For the change to be effective, you need to logon the machine after the language settings is altered.


DisplayLanguage3.png


If your computer is set to Norwegian display language, and you wish to change it to English, you can follow the same procedure. The only difference is that you must enter 'språk' into the search field and choose 'Endre visningspråk' to enter the correct menu.


DisplayLanguage4.png