How to display pinyin for hanzi 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. Google will give pinyin, but I prefer the way Word does it).
(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).
谢谢！(I originally posted this to the wrong forum)
Justin.ODecember 31, 2012, 06:43 AM
Not quite sure if you can do this with Word on a mac, however, I'll have look an see on my Macbook at home.
As an alternative, you can download pop-up dictionary browers plug-ins for Google Chrome and Firefox (and likely Safari) via their respective web stores.
Right now I'm using one called "Zhongwen pop-up dictionary" for Chrome: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/zhongwen-a-chinese-englis/kkmlkkjojmombglmlpbpapmhcaljjkde?hl=en
It's great for getting a good English/pinyin translation by hovering over those tricky/unfamiliar words.