Use the Microsoft Global Input Method Editor for Office XP (Japanese) to input Japanese text in your documents, worksheets, presentations, mail messages, publications, and Web pages.
If you used a Global IME (Input Method Editor) 5.02 with a previous version of
Microsoft Office, Microsoft Internet Explorer, or Microsoft Outlook®
Express, it will not work after you have installed Office XP. You will need
to download this updated version.
IMPORTANT This download is the Microsoft Office version of the Global IME (Japanese) IME. Microsoft Windows® also contains a version of this IME. If you are running Microsoft Windows® 2000, Microsoft Windows® XP, or Microsoft Windows® Server 2003, you do not need to download the Global IME (Japanese). We recommend that you use the Windows version of this IME instead.
For information about using Windows IMEs, see Windows Help.
Note Support is not available for the Windows IMEs in Windows Server 2003 or for future Windows 2000 or Windows XP Service Packs.
Use the Microsoft Global Input Method Editor for Office XP (Japanese) to input
Japanese text into your documents, worksheets, presentations, mail messages,
publications, and Web pages. After you have installed the Global IME, you just
start your Office XP program, select Japanese from the Language
bar, and you can type Japanese, regardless of the language version of Office XP or
the operating system you are using.
Note This download also works with Microsoft Internet Explorer
5.01 or later and Outlook Express 5.0 or later. However, if you are using
Microsoft Windows® 2000 and Internet Explorer 5.5, you must install the latest Internet
Explorer 5.5 Service Pack.
You can also use the Office XP
Tool: Global IME (Simplified Chinese), the
Tool: Global IME (Korean), and the Office XP
Tool: Global IME (Traditional Chinese).
Before you install
Before you install the Global IME for Office XP, do the following:
- Install Office XP (any language version).
- If you have not installed a Global IME before, install the Speech
or the Handwriting feature in the Office XP installation (Office
Shared Features, Alternate User Input).
- If you are not running Windows 2000 AND you are not running a Japanese language version of the operating system, install the
Tool: Japanese Language Pack.
You must be logged on to your computer as a
member of the
Administrators group to install the Global IME.
Supported Operating System
Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows NT
- This download works with the following Office applications:
- Access 2002
- Excel 2002
- FrontPage 2002
- Office XP
- Outlook 2002
- PowerPoint 2002
- Publisher 2002
- Word 2002
Instructions for use:
- You may want to print this page to use as a reference when you are
- Download the file from the Microsoft Office Tools
on the Web site by clicking the Download button above and following the instructions in
the dialog boxes.
- Double-click the imejpn.exe program file on your hard disk to
start the setup program.
- Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the installation.
Once you have installed the Global IME and started the Office XP program you
want to type in, you can use the Language
bar (appears by default in in
the upper-right corner of the screen in any Office program) to switch between
input languages and then select IME options.
If you do not see the Language
bar in your program, you may not have
the Office XP Speech
feature installed. To
install the Speech or Handwriting feature, do the following:
To remove this download:
- Quit all programs.
- Double-click the
Add/Remove Programs icon in the Windows Control Panel.
- Do one of the following:
For Windows 2000 and Windows Millennium Edition: In the
Currently installed programs box, click the name of your program, and
then click the Change button.
- For Windows 98 and Windows NT® 4.0: On the
Install/Uninstall tab, click
the name of your program, and then click the Add/Remove button.
- In the program setup dialog box, select Add or Remove Features,
and then click Next.
In the Features to install list, click the plus
sign next to Office Shared Features, then click the plus sign next to Alternate User Input.
Click the icon next to Speech and then click Run
from My Computer.
- On the Start menu, point to Settings, and then click
- Double-click Add/Remove Programs.
- In the Install/Uninstall list, select Japanese Input Method
Editor, and then click Add/Remove.
- Click Remove All.
- Click Next.
- Click Finish to complete and exit the installer.