In today’s global and multicultural economy, we often find users who want to work in other languages. In this article, we show you how to use Microsoft Word, PowerPoint or other Office applications in the language(s) in which you want to work.

It is a good idea to check the options available in Office directly before you start installing new language packages for the application.

To do this, click on File > Options and select the language from the side menu. Note that the changes you make here apply to all Office applications, not just those in which you have opened the language settings.

There are two main language configuration options on this page. You can change the editing languages (including proofing) or the display language.

It is quite easy to add another editing language to Office. All you have to do is select one of the available languages from the Add Additional Editing Language menu and click the Add button to add it.

The languages available depend on the language version of Office and any other language packs, language interface packs or ScreenTip languages installed on your computer. If the correction tools, displays or help languages you want are not available, you may need to purchase and install a language pack or language interface pack.

In Office, the language options are located in the Set Office Language Settings dialog box. The display and help languages can be set independently. For example, you can set everything according to the language of your operating system or use a combination of languages for your operating system, editing, display and help.

To change the language in Word under Windows 10

To change the correction language for Office in Windows 10, do the same as when you change the keyboard layout language in the Set Office Language Preferences dialog box.

However, if the language is available as a correction language, it appears as installed and is not selected under Select Languages to Edit.

How to change the language in Word Online (Word for Office 365)

Go to the Set Proofing Language dialog box to change the proofing language for Office Online. The change only applies to the text selected in the current document.

How to change the proofing language in Office apps

To set the correction languages for your Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and OneNote), do the following:

  1. Open an Office application. (For example, Microsoft Word.)
  2. Create a blank document.
  3. (Quick Tip: You can use this tip to save the additional steps of creating a blank document to skip the home screen in Office.)
  4. Click on File.
  5. Click on Options.
  6. Click on Language.
  7. In the Edit Languages section, select a new language from the drop-down menu that Office can use to check spelling and grammar.
  8. Click on the Add button.
  9. (Tip: If you are working with multiple languages, repeat steps 6 and 7 to enable correction support for other languages.)
  10. Select the newly added language and click on the Define Default button. (This is optional.)
  11. Click on the OK button.
  12. Click the OK button again.

If the AutoRecover option is enabled, you can automatically save the versions of your file while working on it.

In addition to customizing productivity features, Microsoft Office also offers the ability to track changes you make to a document and automatically save them as versions. With this version history, you can go back in time and restore an earlier version of a document created with Word, Excel or PowerPoint that was created with the Windows 10 or Web version of the application.

You can also use the version history to view and compare different versions to better understand the document’s progress.

After hours of working on a report, close Word and notice that you forgot to save the file. You may have opened a document that you want to use as a template; you have made some changes and then saved the file by overwriting your template. Before you spend time recreating a Word document from scratch, you can try to restore the previous version of the file.

Use Windows tool for previous versions

Windows has a tool that automatically backs up old versions of your data files… if and when it works.

To access this function, go to the folder that contains the file. Right-click on the file and select Restore Previous Version. You can also select Properties and click on the Previous Versions tab.

Unfortunately, at least in my experience, in most cases it is meaningless. On the one hand, Windows only saves these changes when a restore point is created, and it’s amazing how rarely this can happen. But there are other tricky configuration issues that can prevent Windows from backing up older versions.

In other words, if you haven’t taken other precautions, it might work, so it’s worth a try.

Enable version control

If you have not already done so, learn how to enable version control for each document library here. Follow these steps:

  1. Access your shared document library.
  2. On the ribbon, click on Library.
  3. Click on Library Settings.
  4. Under General Settings, click Versioning Settings to display all the options available on the Versioning Settings page.
  5. In the Document Version History group, choose Create major versions.
  6. Click OK to complete the version control process.


To restore an earlier version of a document, you can use OneDrive.

In a web browser, go to OneDrive for Business or launch OneDrive from the Office365 application.

Right-click on the document for which you want to restore a previous version, then click Version History.

In Office 365 Business, version history appears in the details pane. Select the ellipses (…) next to the version of the document you want to restore, then click Restore.

In the Version History dialog box in the Classic View or before April 2017, select the arrow next to the version of the document you want to restore and click Restore.

Click OK in the confirmation message.

The version of the selected document becomes the current version. The previous current version becomes the previous version in the list.


If all the above methods fail, there is one last option you can try. There are several good free and retail versions of file recovery software on the market. Although these tools are normally used to recover files that have been accidentally deleted or formatted, I have had some success with these tools in recovering old and temporary autosave files, so it is certainly worth a try.

On Windows 10, you may have encountered the problem of losing the Notification Area/Action Center icon and fixed the missing Notification Area icon. The notification area icon is located in the lower right corner of your computer’s screen in the taskbar. It is also known as the Windows Action Center. This gives you information about unread emails, application updates, pending updates, etc. on which you perform an action by clicking on them.

Also displays network shortcuts, Windows settings, tablet mode, project, connection, Bluetooth, etc. to access customization. Sometimes, due to unknown changes in the registry or for some reason, the Action Center/Notification Zone icon (see image below) is corrupted and does not appear at the end of the Windows taskbar.

To retrieve missing notifications from the action center:

Restart Windows Explorer

1.Press Ctrl + Shift + Esc simultaneously to start the Task Manager.

2. find explorer.exe in the list, right-click on it and select Exit task.

3. now the Explorer will be closed and to run it again, click File > Run New Task.

Enter explore.exe and click OK to restart the Explorer.

Re-register action center via PowerShell

You can try to re-register the Action Center as another method to restore Action Center. To get started, press Win + X and click on the Windows PowerShell (Admin) option.

After opening PowerShell, copy the following command and run it.

The execution process may take some time, so wait until Windows has finished making the changes.

Restart the system and the action center should work as expected.

Rename the file UsrClass.dat

Some users report that renaming the UsrClass.dat file to Usr.dat.old solves the problem. Note, however, that executing this action may have consequences. Renaming this file can remove tiles from the Start menu and modify the Windows design. If you are not satisfied with this solution, move on to the next one (you can always come back to this method later if nothing else works).

Press Win + R to open the Run dialog box or right-click Start and select Run from the context menu. Type “%localappdata&\Microsoft\Windows\” and press Enter or click OK.

Locate the UsrClass.dat file that is normally hidden. In this case, make the contents of the folder visible by clicking on View and checking the Hidden Items box. The UsrClass.dat file should appear.

Locate and right-click on the UsrClass.dat file and rename it “UsrClass.dat.old”. Check if this solves the problem of the action center.

Restoring your settings with System Restore

The programs you install can change your system settings, which can occasionally cause problems with your computer. System recovery is often the easiest way to solve these problems. With System Restore, you can “rewind” your system settings at an earlier date, called the recovery point. Note that this does not delete your current documents and cannot be used to recover lost documents or other files. However, it can uninstall current programs and drivers.

Using the Group Policy Editor

For a few users, you can easily solve this problem by changing the few options in the Group Policy Editor. To do this, you must follow these simple steps:

  1. Press Windows + R and type gpedit.msc. Press the Enter key or click OK.
  2. In the left pane, go to Local IT Policy > User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Start Menu and Taskbar.
  3. In the right pane, double-click Delete Notification and Action Center, select Unconfigured or Disabled, and then click Apply and OK to save your changes.

Your Windows 10 PC slows you down and the SFC utility can’t solve the problem? Then use DISM to repair the Windows image so that SFC can do its job. Windows 10 includes a sophisticated command line utility known as Deployment Image Servicing and Management (DISM). It is available from Windows Vista SP1 and is now installed by default on Windows 10 and Windows 8.1.

The utility can be used to repair and prepare Windows images, including the Windows recovery environment, Windows configuration and Windows PE. DISM can also be used to repair the recovery image within an operating system installation and even maintain a virtual hard disk.

Normally, you should not need to execute the DISM command. However, if the SFC command does not run correctly or if a corrupted file cannot be replaced by the correct file, the DISM command or System Update Readiness Tool on Windows 7 can sometimes repair the underlying Windows system and let SFC work correctly.

How to execute DISM commands:

1. Open an elevated command prompt.

2. type the following command and press ENTER :


Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /CheckHealth

The /CheckHealth option checks whether the image has been marked as damaged by a failed process and whether the corruption can be fixed. Note that this command does not fix anything, but only reports problems, if any.


You can also use the /ScanHealth command (below) to search for component memory corruption.

Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth


The /RestoreHealth parameter performs a corruption check and tries to solve the problems it automatically finds.

Scanning takes longer if damage is detected during the scanning of the image. Note that the process may sometimes seem to be fixed, but this is not a cause for concern because the analysis should start automatically after a while.

If the analysis detects damage, it tries to solve the default problem with Windows Update.

To repair the component memory, use the following command:

Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

Important When you execute this command, DISM uses Windows Update to provide the files needed to troubleshoot errors. However, if your Windows Update client is already down, use a running Windows installation as a repair source or a Windows folder side by side from a network share or removable disk, such as the Windows DVD, as the source for the files. To do this, execute the following command instead:

DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup Image /RestoreHealth /Source:C:\RepairSource\Windows /LimitAccess

Note Replace the C:\RepairSource\Windows container with the location of your repair source. For more information on using the DISM tool to repair Windows, see Repairing a Windows Image.

If you cannot open the command prompt from the Start menu, try Win + X. Otherwise, press Ctrl+Alt+Delete and open the Task Manager. Click on File, perform a new task and type powerhell for PowerShell and cmd for Command Prompt.