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Microsoft Proofing Tools for Office 2003

Microsoft Proofing Tools for Office 2003

Microsoft Proofing Tools for Office 2003
Microsoft Office Proofing Tools 2003 allows you to edit and proof Office 2003 documents in more than 50 languages. The tools include spelling and grammar checkers, AutoCorrect lists, AutoSummarize capabilities for Microsoft Word, Input Method Editors (IMEs) for East Asian languages, and more.


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Proofing Tools for Office 2003

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The Microsoft Proofing Tools for Office 2003 are a collection of editing technologies that enable users to proof Office documents in more than 50 different languages. All local versions of Office 2003 include proofing tools for a couple of additional languages, but this comprehensive package offers installation of any (or all!) of the 50 languages of available proofing tools in one convenient setup. The tools include spelling and grammar checkers, AutoCorrect lists, AutoSummarize capabilities for Microsoft Word, and more. Also included are language-specific tools such as Input Method Editors (IMEs) for inputting text in Japanese, Korean and Chinese; Word Breakers for highlighting words in Japanese and Chinese; Korean features including a Hanja dictionary and Hanja/Hangul converter; and, additional fonts for Arabic, Chinese, Hebrew, Japanese and Korean.


  • Proofing Tools for More Languages
    Office 2003 Proofing Tools are now available in 50 languages: Arabic, Basque, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, Gaelic, Galician, German, Greek, Gujarati, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Kannada, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Marathi, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal), Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Ukranian, Vietnamese, and Welsh.
  • Translation Dictionaries
    Look up individual words in the dictionary of a different language - if the translation dictionary doesn't provide the results you want, or you need to translate a longer piece of text, you can connect to translation services on the Web.
  • New Features for Asian Languages
    Input Chinese, Japanese or Korean characters on any version of Windows using IMEs (Input Method Editors); use Word Breakers to highlight words in Chinese or Japanese; translate between Simplified and Traditional Chinese; and, use the Hanja dictionary and the Hanja/Hangul converter with Korean.
  • Additional Fonts
    Office 2003 Proofing Tools features additional fonts for Arabic, Chinese, Hebrew, Japanese and Korean.
  • Spelling Checker
    The spelling checker identifies possible misspellings in a text file by comparing the contents of the file with a database of accepted spellings, and is one of the most frequently used features of Microsoft Word. But spellers can perform more sophisticated tasks than simply comparing terms from a database. For some languages, inflectional information (i.e. variations of a word) is introduced in algorithms to fine-tune the output; this is the case for highly inflectional languages such as Swedish and Romanian.
  • Grammar and Style Checker
    The grammar checker corrects sentences using a system of rules that defines the grammatical structure of a language. Microsoft Word integrates this tool and runs it in the background, making corrections automatically.
  • Thesaurus
    The basic function of a thesaurus is to look up synonyms for a particular word. But the thesauri in Proofing Tools perform more sophisticated tasks than simply retrieving direct synonyms for a given term from a database. Special algorithms in thesauri extract inflectional information (i.e. variations of a word) from a stem word (i.e. base word) to provide a series of synonyms with the same inflection. For example, looking up the word running, would yield the possible synonym jogging.
  • AutoCorrect
    AutoCorrect automatically detects and corrects typos, misspelled words, grammatical errors, and incorrect capitalization. For example, if you type teh plus a space, then AutoCorrect replaces what you have typed with "the." You can also use AutoCorrect to quickly insert text, graphics, or symbols. For example, type (c) to insert "", or type ac to insert "Acme Corporation."
  • Hyphenation
    Hyphenation helps eliminate gaps or in justified text, and helps maintain even line lengths in narrow columns. The hyphenation tool allows a user to connect (as two words) or divide (as a word at the end of a line of print) two or more terms with a hyphen. Languages vary in their flexibility on hyphenation rules.
  • AutoSummarize
    AutoSummarize identifies the key points in a document for you to share with others or quickly scan. The tool determines key points by analyzing a document and assigning a score to each sentence. Sentences that contain words used frequently in the document are given a higher score. You can then choose a percentage of the highest-scoring sentences to display in the summary. AutoSummarize works best on well-structured documents such as reports, articles, and scientific papers.
  • Input Method Editors
    An Input Method Editor (IME) works with the operating system to allow you to enter Asian text in Windows and enabled applications - including Office 2003 - by converting your keystrokes into Asian characters. Often the only visual indication that an IME is installed on a computer is a floating toolbar for controlling the conversions, and an indicator on the Windows taskbar. Different Asian languages require different IMEs for example, to enter Japanese text, use the Japanese IME.

Specifications Per Language


System Requirements

Office 2003 Proofing Tools
Processor PC with an Intel Pentium 233-MHz or faster processor, 128 MB of RAM, Hard Disk 400 MB of available hard-disk space, Windows® 2000 or XP, Office 2003 (Word 2003).


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