Have you ever been ‘Lost in Translation’? Ever needed to translate something quick and couldn’t? So many languages available that we can’t catch up with them. Well, we don’t have to worry anymore. This is where Microsoft Translate Online Service appears in Microsoft Word 365. We can now translate full documents, specific words, phrases or sentences in 60 different languages right in Microsoft Word 365. Just continue reading the post below so that you can find out how Microsoft Translator works.
First, we can either select a word, a paragraph or the whole document and then do a right click with our mouse. Once we do that, from the shortcut menu that appears we select the command Translate as shown in the image below.
Translate Selection: We can see translations for the current selection or text that we entered from the Microsoft Translator Online Service.
Translate Document: We can translate our document with the Microsoft Translator Online Service. The translated document will open as a separate document in a new window.
Selection: Which means it will translate the selected text.
Document: Which means it will translate the whole document.
In both of the above options, we have also a preview pane of the Selected Text or Selected Document.
Then the Translator task pane is divided into two areas which are:
From: Where we define the Language that the selected text is From. In the example below, the Language From is Greek, and we can see that it has been Detected.
To: Where we define, in which Language we want the selected text to be Translated To. As we can see in the image below, the selected text has been translated into the English language.
At the bottom right corner of the Translator task pane, is located the Insert button as shown below. By selecting the Insert button, the Translated text will be inserted in our document, depending on where our cursor is.
In the image below, from the Translator task pane, I have selected the tab Document and from the area From: the Auto-Detect option is selected. Then from the To: area I have selected for the language to be translated To, to be the English Language.
Once we have done all the settings, all that is left is to press the Translate button as shown below.
Create A Translated Copy Of This Document With The Microsoft Translator Service.
Note, that if we want the Microsoft Translator Online Service to work, we must Turn On the Intelligent Services as shown below. In order to activate or deactivate the Intelligent Services just read a previous post of mine named Activate Deactivate Intelligent Services.
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