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How Do I Set Up the Hebrew Add-in for Microsoft Word?
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BibleWorks includes a macro enabling one to enter, in certain versions of Microsoft Word, text in Hebrew letters and in right-to-left orientation. The included macro will work in versions of Microsoft Word from Word 97 to Word 2003. A different version of the file is available for versions of MS Word earlier than Word 97 and can be obtained by contacting BibleWorks Customer Support. Word 2007 and later users should see the notes below.

Obtaining macro function is not automatic with the installation of BibleWorks, but requires additional installation steps. (The installation instructions, outlined below, are also included in the file
hebword.txt, located in the Program Files\BibleWorks n folder.)

To install the Hebrew Add-In, take the following steps:
1. Any earlier versions of the Hebrew Add-In that you installed must be uninstalled (instructions below) using the hebword.doc used to install them.
2. For Word 6.0 and 7.0, open the file hebword.doc in Word. For Word97 and higher, open the file hebwrd97.doc. These files are located in the Program Files\BibleWorks n folder.
3. Double-click on the INSTALL button.
4. Restart Word.
To remove the Hebrew Add-In, take these steps:
1. It is necessary to uninstall using the same hebword.doc or hebwrd97.doc used to install the add-in. Open it in the same version of Word used when it was installed.
2. Double-click on the UNINSTALL button.
3. Go to the MSOffice/winword/startup directory (or winword/startup or Microsoft Office/Office/startup) and make sure all whad*.dot and wheb*.wll files are deleted.

Note to Word 2007 Users:
Word 2007 has good support for Unicode Hebrew, and two excellent Hebrew Unicode fonts ship with BibleWorks 7 and later. Those having Word 2007, therefore, would be better advised (for both portability and availability reasons) to use the Hebrew Unicode capability now included in that version of Word rather than to use the BibleWorks Hebrew macros. A macro for Word 2007 is exported with BibleWorks 9, has been issued as an update to BibleWorks 7 and 8, and is available for download below. After running the BibleWorks 7 and 8 updates (and automatically in BibleWorks 9) there should be a file in the \Program Files\BibleWorks n folder with the title HEBWORD2007.DOC. Find and open that file into Word 2007. It will contain commands that may be used to install the needed files into Word so the functionality will be available.

Note to Users of Word 2010 and later:
Please note that the HEBWORD2007.DOC macro for Word 2007 is only partially functional in these versions of Word.  One is able to invoke the command to input in Hebrew, but the command to return to English input does not work.  It is necessary to save the document, then close and restart Word.

Typing Unicode in Word
Though it is certainly possible to type in Unicode in Word, one should be advised that this may prove to be a very demanding task.  Nevertheless, one can find resources on the Internet that may serve to assist in this effort. 

Tutorials for typing Unicode in Word may be accessed at the following address.

On the following page one will find information about several programs that may serve the purpose well.

Finally, multilingual features of MS Office will be found on the following page on the Microsoft site.

Last Update: ELM/December 23, 2014

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