How to display Pinyin in Word on a Mac?
In Windows XP, you can highlight characters and Word will give the pinyin for each.
Is there an easy way to do this with Word on a Mac?
I set up the Mac so I can enter pinyin to type hanzi. I need the reverse, i.e., for Word to display pinyin for hanzi.
(This works as a good study tool, i.e., when I get an e-mail in hanzi, I first try to read the characters. If I can't, I copy it into Word and read the message in pinyin. This way, I'm thinking in Chinese. The last resort is google translate).
(if you need instructions on switching in & out of hanzi in Windows, I can provide it. It's easy & requires no extra software. 很方便).
karlovacDecember 26, 2012, 09:31 PM
I didn't realize that the Windows version of Word had this feature. The Word (version 2011) on my Mac does not do this, although maybe you had to enable it somewhere? I wouldn't be surprised if it wasn't present in the Mac Word; there are some differences between the two.
There is an app on the App Store called Pinyin, that seems to offer what you're looking for. I haven't tried it.
By the way, I think this group is about food :)