How to specify language settings using the Office Customization Tool (OCT)?


You use Office Customization Tools (OCTs) to create a setup customization file (.msp file) that is applied during installation. Settings specified in the OCT are the default settings. You can modify the default settings after installation. This document provides you with steps required to use a setup customization file to specify default language settings. The steps given below have been adapted from the ORK Deployment guide. Refer to the following links for more information:


To use a setup customization file to specify default language settings, follow the steps given below:

  1. Start the OCT by running setup with the /admin command-line option
  2. On the Modify User Settings page, expand the tree to Microsoft Office 2010 system\Language Settings
  3. Open the folder that you want in the navigation pane
  4. Double-click the required setting in the right pane
  5. Select Enable and specify a value
  6. Save the Setup customization file in the Updates folder at the root of the network installation point

Note: The file automatically applied when you install Microsoft Office on the client systems.

You can find an alternate set of steps to specify default language settings here.