How to Add Pinyin in Microsoft Word

How to Add Pinyin in Microsoft Word

This is a step-by-step tutorial on how to add Pinyin in Microsoft word. Adding Pinyin is useful for creating flashcards, labels, worksheets, and any documents for learning Chinese. Pinyin is a Phonetic system that helps Chinese learners sound out the characters and aids in better pronunciation.

A step-by-step tutorial is also available for Zhuyin.

Add Pinyin to Text in Microsoft Word

First, update your language Setting.

1. From the top menu, click on Word. Then select Preferences.

How to Add Pinyin in Microsoft Word, step 1

2. Click on East Asian Languages.

How to Add Pinyin in Microsoft Word, step 2

3. Select Simplified Chinese. The Pinyin option does not work without first changing your language to Simplified Chinese.

How to Add Pinyin in Microsoft Word, step 3

Next, add Pinyin to selected text

4. Select the text you want to add Pinyin to.

5. From the top menu, click on Format, Asian Layout, and click on Phonetic Guide.

How to Add Pinyin in Microsoft Word, step 4

6. Change the alignment to Centered. Adjust the size of the Pinyin to fit your text.

How to Add Pinyin in Microsoft Word, step 5

7. Now Pinyin has been added to your text.

How to Add Pinyin in Microsoft Word, step 6

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