Office 2010: Understanding Translation Language Pairs

There’re three key features within Translation area of Microsoft Office 2010: » Translate Document (available in Word and Outlook only): translates whole document or email message and shows it in a Web browser » Translate Selected Text: shows translation in Research pane » Mini Translator: shows a pop up translation of selected text. Check Word demonstration […]

There’re three key features within Translation area of Microsoft Office 2010: » Translate Document (available in Word and Outlook only): translates whole document or email message and shows it in a Web browser » Translate Selected Text: shows translation in Research pane » Mini Translator: shows a pop up translation of selected text. Check Word demonstration below: 1. Start Word and create a new document 2. Click Review menu, then Translate button, and then select Choose Translation Language.

1. Mini Translator language allows you to set translation language when Mini Translator is used, and will automatically detect what language you're translating FROM and it’ll translate TO this chosen language 2. Choose document translation languages allows you to set both FROM and TO translation languages for when you translate whole document or email in Outlook.

In a nutshell, if you’re using Mini Translator feature, it’ll auto-detect and translate to desired language. If you would like to translate a whole document or email, you should identify both FROM and TO languages. And as seen below, you can always tell what translation languages are configured for each of translation features by clicking on Review tab and Translate.

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