WORD 2010 for Chinese
- To open WORD, doubleclick on the icon for Microsoft WORD (OR click on Start, go to Programs, and click on WORD).
- In the upper horizontal menu bar, click on ->>Review->>Language->>choose Chinese PRC->>Set Default->>Yes->>OK
- In the bottom right hand corner of the screen, click on EN in the small menu bar, and select "Chinese (Simp.)", i.e. Chinese Simplified as the Input Method Editor.
- From the upper horizontal menu bar, in the "Font" menu box, scroll down and select a Chinese font, for example, "STFangsong." Click also on the font size box and enlarge the font to at least 14 or 16 in order to display the Chinese characters properly.
- Type in pinyin (as taught in your Chinese language class). The program will offer a list of Chinese words from which you can select the Chinese words you wish to display. If you type without tones, the programs tends to prompt many words that are general synonyms of the word you are seeking. The program can offer more focused prompts if you indicate tones. To type pinyin with tones, type a number from 1 to 5 after each syllable. This will allow the program to work more efficiently and to prompt the Chinese characters you are seeking.
- The small menu bar in the bottom left corner of the screen allows you to enable and disable the "prompt" feature of the program. The prompt feature is the fourth box on the right of the small menu bar. Right click on the box and choose the bottom setting to enable the "prompt" feature. In the same menu bar, the small box immediately to the left of the prompt box will give Chinese punctuation marks, e.g. the open circle as a period.
- You may save your document to a USB key or to the "MLC X or F" drive on the York server.
To exit the program, click on the small X in the upper right corner of the screen. When you exit WORD 2010, the program is set to default back to English, so you will need to reset for Chinese each time you open WORD.