How to add Chinese Pinyin (拼音) in Microsoft Word 2007?

After searching google, I found a great video to add Chinese Pinyin (拼音) to Chinese characters in Word. In Word 2007 (and probably other newer versions), we can do this by using the function of ‘Phonetic Guide’. The procedure consists of two steps (as shown in the figure below):

  1. Step 1: select the characters to add pinyin, right-click the mouse button, and choose the phonetic guide button (in the red circle shown by the figure) in the pop-up menu.
  2. Step 2: in the new pop-up ‘phonetic guide’ menu, choose the ‘Alignment’ setting to ‘Centered’ and click ‘OK’ button. Then you are done.


What a cool feature by Word! Enjoy the convenience!