How to translate with Word

Did you know about the possibility of translating the texts you write with Word ? So you will not have to go to one of the many online translators, but directly from the Office word processor you will be able to translate almost instantly and all the text you need.

When we need to translate a text in Spanish to another language or vice versa , the first thing that comes to mind is to use an online translator such as Google Translate , it is one of the best known, although there are other options that are just as good as that of the great G.

But if you have Word, that will not be necessary because the program saves small utilities in its upper toolbar and the translator is one of them, giving the possibility of translating a selection of text that you make or directly the entire document .

As it could not be any other way, you need to know that the translation carried out by Word comes from Microsoft Translator , therefore it is likely that you will find some small difference if you are going to translate with Google Translate, but it should be very small .

Translate an entire document

We indicate that Word allows you to translate in two ways, one of them is a complete document and it is a process that can take a long time since it depends on the amount of text it contains, so the longer it is, the longer it will take translated into another language.

If you are going to use this option, these are the steps you have to follow:

  • Open the document in question that you want to translate, whether it is in Spanish or another language. Now go to the upper toolbar and click on the “review” tab .
  • Now click on the option “translate” and then on “ translate document ”.
  • A window will open on the right of the screen, where you will have to choose the current language of the document (you can let it detect automatically) and the language to which you want to translate. When you have it, click on “translate” and that’s it. What will happen later is that the document will begin to be translated and a new one will open that you can save or not.

Translate a selection of text

Now, if what you need is to translate a paragraph, several, a single sentence or even some specific words , then you have to opt for the option of translating by selection. This means that you can translate those that you have previously selected with the mouse.

The steps are the same as before, but this time you have to choose the option “translate selection” , on the right a window will open where you will see the original text and the one translated just below to the language you want, although you can choose between the list to translate on the go.

It is quite easy to translate texts or documents with Word without the need to use any external tool or go to any, really that is the key because it is more comfortable for the user to have this option within the software than to be leaving to use other utilities.


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