Does Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 support Arabic?

  • Asked by Ibrahim A from Charlotte
  • Nov 3, 2010
Microsoft Office for Mac Home and Business 2011

Microsoft Office for Mac Home and Business 2011

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9 Answers from the Community

  • Best Answer:

    Arabic/Hebrew RTL/BiDi language support is still missing.
    The admins at the Office for Mac Facebook page responded to my question regarding Arabic support. Their response was “This is the sort of passion we love to see! And please, please, please…have your friends send requests to this form so your voices are heard“.
    This is the Product Suggestions form on Microsoft’s site. Choose “New Product Request” then write your comment. It can be whatever you want, I suggest “We have the right to have Arabic language support in Office for Mac 2011″. Make sure to click the check-box.

    • Answered by Abbas A
    • Dec 31, 2010
  • Hello All,

    June 11, 2011

    MS Office 2011 for MAC has problems with Arabic BUT PowerPoint does support Arabic, Word does not by default but I found a solution to make it accept Arabic writing. Excel does not support Arabic yet.

    Word will support Arabic if you do the following:

    1- In your Gmail account open documents and create a word document and write any Arabic word like (عربي)

    2- Go to File and Download as Word & save to your Desktop

    3- Open Word in your Mac and open the save file that you created using Gmail.

    4- Save as and change the format to Word Template (.docx)

    close everything and when you go back to open Word in your Mac choose My template, you should fine the file and the name would be what ever name you have give to that file you saved from Gmail.

    Now you should be able to write edit Arabic and save it to where every you like,

    Best regards,
    Hadi Naser
    LibyanSpider.com

    • Answered by Asma M from Regina
    • Jun 11, 2011
  • I found an other way to write arabic using office 2011 mac word or excel and this how u can do it :
    because the office 2011 mac powerpoint support arabic you can write one word in power point then copy it to word or excel and start with and it works.
    try it and see

    • Answered by Idar B from New Brighton
    • Dec 1, 2011
  • Well, Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 support Arabic still does not officially support Arabic,
    but you still can use open office or libre office which does support Arabic.

    • Answered by Hussam H from Uae
    • Sep 21, 2011
  • It doesn't but there is a word processor for mac that I found that works very well it is called Bean it supports Arabic very well and it's a free application.

    • Answered by Al-madinah X from Worcester
    • Aug 14, 2012
  • Word 2011 - NO
    Excel 2011 - NO
    PowerPoint 2011 - NO
    Outlook 2011 - YES (Full support)

    • Answered by Kamel E from Abu Dhabi
    • Jan 16, 2013
  • no

    • Answered by Gowereah Z from Khubar
    • Sep 29, 2012
  • no

    • Answered by Shohad C
    • Dec 5, 2011
  • yes

    • Answered by Salah El Din M from Dubai
    • Jan 20, 2012