In your new document, click where you want to start writing in a different language.


On the Review tab, click Spelling, and Set Proofing Language.

Title: On the Review tab, click Spelling > Set Proofing Language


Scroll through the list to select the language you want, and click OK.

Title: Image of the Set Proofing Language list in Word Web App.


Begin typing in the language you've selected.


To switch back to the original language, repeat steps 3 and 4.



Set the proofing language when editing an existing document

Open the existing document that you want to change the language for.


Click Edit Document, and then click Word Online.

Title: Edit in Word Online


Select and right-click the text, and click Set Proofing Language.

Title: Right-click and click Set Proofing Language


Scroll through the list to select the language you want, and click OK.

Title: Image of the Set Proofing Language list in Word Web App.


Begin typing in the language you've selected.

To switch back to the original language, repeat steps 3 and 4.


For PowerPoint: