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    Office 2000 Add-in: Microsoft Visual Keyboard

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    Visual keyboard supports typing in more than one language on the same computer in Microsoft Office 2000.
    • Version:

      1

      File Name:

      VkeyInst.EXE

      Date Published:

      1/27/2000

      File Size:

      235 KB

        Microsoft Visual keyboard supports typing in more than one language on the same computer by showing you a keyboard for another language on your screen. You might use Visual Keyboard when you change your keyboard layout from one language to another. When you change keyboard layouts, the characters you see as you type might not correspond with your keyboard. Visual Keyboard lets you see the keyboard for the language you've switched to on your screen so that you can either click the keys on your screen or see the correct keys to press to enter text.

        For example, you might be working in an English version of Microsoft Word but want to type text in Greek. After you switch keyboard layouts from English to Greek, you can use Visual Keyboard to see the Greek keyboard layout on your screen. To enter a Greek character in your document, click the character on the on-screen keyboard, or use Visual Keyboard as a map to press the keys on your keyboard that correspond to the on-screen keys.
    • Supported Operating System

      Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT, Windows XP

        • This download works with the following Office programs:


          • Microsoft Access 2000

          • Microsoft Excel 2000

          • Microsoft FrontPage 2000

          • Microsoft Outlook 2000

          • Microsoft PowerPoint 2000

          • Microsoft Word 2000

      • To install this download

        1. You may want to print this page to use as a reference when you are offline.
        2. Download the file by clicking the Download button above and following the instructions in the dialog boxes.
        3. Double-click the VkeyInst.exe program file on your hard disk to start the setup program.
        4. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the installation.
        Instructions for use:

        Before you can use Visual Keyboard, you must first install any additional language you want to use.

        To install additional keyboard languages

        On the Start menu, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel. Next, determine if the Text Services icon is present. (The icon contains an image of a pencil, a keyboard, and a text balloon.)

        If the Text Services icon is present, complete the following steps:
        1. Double-click the Text Services, and then click the Settings tab.
        2. Under Installed Services, click Add.
        3. In the Input Language box, click the language you want, and then click OK.
          The keyboard language you selected appears in the Installed Services box.
        4. If you want to be able to switch keyboard layouts by using the Language bar, click Language Bar under Preferences, and then select the Show the Language bar on the desktop check box.
        If the Text Services icon is not present, complete the following steps:
        1. Double-click the Keyboard icon.
        2. Do one of the following:
          • If you are running Microsoft Windows 98 or Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition, click the Language tab.
          • If you are running Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 or Microsoft Windows 2000, click the Input Locales tab.
        3. Click Add, and then do one of the following:
          • If you are running Windows 98 or Windows Millennium Edition, click the language you want in the Language list, and then click OK.
          • If you are running Windows NT 4.0 or Windows 2000, click the language you want in the Input Locales list, and then click OK.
        4. Repeat step 3 for each language you want to add.
        5. If you want to be able to switch keyboard layouts by using the Windows taskbar, make sure that Enable indicator on taskbar is selected.
        Once you have the keyboard languages installed, using the Visual Keyboard is simple.
        • To start the Visual Keyboard, click Microsoft Visual Keyboard on the Microsoft Office Tools menu (Start menu, Programs submenu).
          The keyboard for the current language appears.
        • To switch languages, look for the two-letter keyboard language indicator on the taskbar.
        • To see a list of the installed keyboard languages, click the indicator once.
        • To switch to a different language, select the one you want from the list.

        For more information about switching between keyboard layouts and using the Visual Keyboard, see Visual Keyboard Help.

        To remove this download:

        1. On the Start menu, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.
        2. Double-click Add/Remove Programs.
        3. In the Install/Uninstall list, select Microsoft Visual Keyboard, and then click Add/Remove.
        4. Click Remove All, and then click Next.
        5. Finally, click Finish to complete and exit the installer.

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