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LibreOffice installed in France, French keyboard, how do I get instructions in English?

asked 2020-07-15 15:00:20 +0200

John Middleditch gravatar image

updated 2020-08-31 21:34:15 +0200

Alex Kemp gravatar image

This computer was purchased in France with a French keybord. I write in French and English. I would like to see commands and instructions in English but still use the French keybord.

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Which operating system do you use?

ebot gravatar imageebot ( 2020-07-15 15:07:53 +0200 )edit

Using Windows 10

John Middleditch gravatar imageJohn Middleditch ( 2020-07-15 15:14:04 +0200 )edit

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answered 2020-07-15 16:26:27 +0200

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updated 2020-07-15 16:32:11 +0200

If you don't want to change your OS settings (only LO menus, help, … in English), go to Tools>Options, Language Settings>Languages. Change the UI language. You can also set a default language for new documents.

EDIT A prerequisite is to load and install the corresponding language packs and help.

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The asker is on Windows 10. Thus, no need for a language pack. Besides, he wants it in English. English is the default/fallback language, always present (meaning US English, because British English is a different story).

gabix gravatar imagegabix ( 2020-07-15 20:31:12 +0200 )edit

answered 2020-07-15 15:25:19 +0200

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updated 2020-07-15 16:03:53 +0200

You have to set this in the Windows 10 operating system. Under Settings>Time and Language>Language select your desired languages.

Right-click on the taskbar on the right and select "Show on-screen keyboard".

You can now choose your operating system to French and select the on-screen keyboard for English. This is applied to the normal keyboard.

It isn't a problem of LibreOffice.

With me I have German and English set:

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Here is the selection on the on-screen keyboard:

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