Chinese unwanted conversion


Somewhere along the way I downloaded a Chinese language add-in for certain documents, probably through Word (Office 365).  Now, when I go to "Add-Ins" the list appears in Chinese. I have confirmed my language default is English in Excel and Word, but in both I continue to get unwanted Chinese translation.  I can't seem to correct it to English.  (See attached file for example).  



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don (rep: 1521) Jul 20, '16 at 1:17 pm
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It seems like the only solution that has worked for other people is to copy the affected add-ins from a machine that has them in English. Apparently, Excel converts these to the last language that you installed, or something similar to that.

Here is what was mentioned:

copy in the Solver folder in C:\Program Files\\Microsoft Office\Office12\Library from a computer with it in English and it will then appear in English

And this seemed relevant too:

I also found that the solver add in the add-in list in excel options was also in Korean and a registry hack fixed it (again taken from a comp. with it in english)

Export the registry key:

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Installer\Components\5B5EF7AEDE9827842B7BD01C302B3B02 And apply on a troublesome machine.

The info above came from this page and there is some good info there that might help.

All of this seems like a potentially dangerous thing to do though. I would uninstall the chinese language pack if you aren't currently using it and see if that does the trick.


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