In a couple of days the current Microsoft Office for Mac forums will be closing and folks searching for answers to their questions will be redirected to Microsoft Answers.
I thought the following exchange in the soon to be defunct Word for Mac forum was too good to lose.
Subject: Templates not English
Date: 6/25/11, 7:22 a.m.
Operating System: Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard)
I see that this question was asked back in 2008 and no response was given, but I'm going to try anyway. I have Office 2011 for Mac. It is the English version. However I have discovered that all of my templates are in a language foreign to me. It looks like Latin, Italian maybe? How do I get these templates to come up in English?
Reply from: CyberTaz@officeformac.com
The content is merely placeholder text used to give the document some
'body'. Simply select it & replace it with your own.
Reply from: Phillip_M_Jones@officeformac.com
[Technically it] is an altered form of Latin Lorum Ipsom. It was design as a way to fully fill the template area. Its doesn't really convey any actual words. as CyberTaz says it is just used as place holder you put in your own information.
Reply from: firstname.lastname@example.org
So it's just placeholder data. Latin seems like a bizarre choice but, ok.
Reply from: Me
No, what's bizarre is that it's called greeking. ;-)