Friday, September 26, 2008

Microsoft Equation Editor problem with system locale

http://help.wugnet.com/office/Modify-equations-Word-2007-ftopict1094894.html

I was facing similar problems with Office 2000/XP under Windows XP and Vista 32bit. Now I understand the problems. That is because I have set up System Local to use Simplified Chines to be able to display Chinese for some non-Unicode programs. After setting back the System Locale to English (Singapore or USA), equation editor can run again. I believe this applies to other version of Office as well (like 2003 and 2007).

1 comment:

Daniel said...

Many thanks to your blog. That also solved my problem. My friend has similar problem before and we cannot figure out the reason for this issue. This made him re-install the computer from scratch. BTW, the system locale "Chinese (Taiwan)" is also okay, but "Chinese (HKSAR)" does not work. Strange.....