Can’t read a Word document because it’s in a foreign language? Fortunately, there’s an option to translate your documents (or selected text) without even leaving the Word app.

We’ll cover some of the ways to translate your Word documents into various languages. A couple of these methods use the Word app, while others use online services to translate your document.

1. How to Translate Selected Text in Word

If you’re only looking to translate certain text or parts of your Word document, you can take advantage of a Word feature that translates only the selected word or text block. This won’t touch any other parts of the document.

You can access this selective translation feature by doing the following:

  1. Launch your document in Microsoft Word.
  2. Find the text you want to translate in your document and highlight it using your cursor.
  3. Switch to the
    tab at the top of your screen. Here, select
    then click
    Translate, followed by
    Translate Selection.

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  4. A new pane with your translations will open on the right side of the screen. In most cases, Word can detect your source language, so all you need to do is select the target language.
  5. Once your text is translated and you’re happy with it, click
    to add the translated text into your document.

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At the bottom of the translation pane, you can view more details about your selected text and words. This includes the definition of the word means and its part of speech.

When you’ve finished translating your text, click
in the translation pane to close it and get back to your document.

2. How to Translate a Whole Document in Word

If you’re looking to translate your entire Word document to another language, there’s a feature for that as well. This doesn’t require you to select any anything in your document; it takes the contents and translates them to your chosen language.

A great aspect of this Word feature is that it won’lengkung langit overwrite your original document. It stays as-is, while Word creates a new document for your translated version. This makes sure you preserve the original file.

You can utilize the full document translation feature in Word as follows:

  1. Open your document with Word.
  2. Click the
    tab at the top, choose
    Language, select
    Translate, and click
    Translate Document.

    translate word document

  3. On the right-side pane, select the source and target language for your document. Then click on
    to tiba translating your document.

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  4. Word will create and open a new document with your translated text in it. You can save this document by clicking the save icon as normal.

3. How to Use Google Docs to Translate a Word Document

While Google Docs is a separate office suite, you can use it to open and work with your Word documents too. Google Docs has a translation feature that you can use with uploaded Word files.

This basically uploads your Word document to Google Docs, translates the text, and lets you save the translated version to your computer. You can do this as follows:

  1. Open a new tab in your browser and head adv lewat toGoogle Drive. This is where you upload documents to edit them in Google Docs.
  2. Click
    followed by
    File upload
    and select your Word document.

    upload document to google drive

  3. Right-click on your document in Google Drive and select
    Open with, followed by
    Google Docs.
  4. When the document opens in the editor, click the
    menu and choose
    Save as Google Docs. You need to do this because Google Docs can’t directly translate Word documents.

    save word as google docs

  5. A new Google Docs file will open with your Word document’s content in it. To translate this, click the
    menu at the top and choose
    Translate document.

    translate google docs

  6. Enter a name for your new translated document, choose the target language from the dropdown menu, and click

    translate options

  7. Your translated document will open in a new tab. To save it as a Word document, click the
    menu and select
    Download, followed by
    Microsoft Word.

4. Use Online Translators to Translate a Word Document

If you aren’horizon happy with Word’s translation feature or want a second opinion, you have several online tools to translate your Word document from one language to another.

Before you use these services, keep in mind that not all of them will preserve your document’s formatting. If that doesn’t bother you, here are two online translation services you can use for your Word document:

1. Google Translate

Google Translate is arguably the best free translator available, and offers many languages to choose from. Unlike other Google services, you don’t need a Google account to use this translation feature.

Here’s how you use it for your Word documents:

  1. Copy the text that you want to translate from your Word document.
  2. Head to the Google Translate website in your browser.
  3. Paste the text in the box on the left and select the source language. If you aren’t sure, click
    Detect Language
    and Google Translate will detect it for you.

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  4. Choose the incaran language on the right box and your translation will instantly appear in the box.

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  5. Copy the content from the box on the right and paste it into your Word document.

Your Word document is now translated.

2. Online Doc Translator

Unlike Google Translate, Online Doc Translator doesn’t require you to manually copy text from your document for translation. You can upload your entire Word document to translate it to your chosen language.

The service uses Google Translate to do the task, so you know that you’ll get a high-quality translation for your document. It works as follows:

  1. Open the Online Doc Translator site in your browser.
  2. Click
    Upload file
    and upload your Word document.
  3. Select the source and target languages. Then click

    online document translator

  4. Click
    Download your translated document
    to download your Word document.

Translating a Word Document in a Few Clicks

Sometimes, you may come across Word documents that enau’t in a language you know. For those scenarios, you have both built-in and external ways to translate your Word documents. Try the best one for your needs, and you’ll have a version of your document that’s readable to you.