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Quickly Translate Text to Another Language in Word 2007

The Research Pane in Word 2007 can help you easily translate text into other languages, using bilingual dictionaries powered by

To translate a word or phrase, open your Word document and highlight the text you want to translate. Click the Review tab on the Ribbon and select Translate in the Proofing section. 

The Research task pane will appear.  Choose the language you want to translate to.  If this case I am trying Russian. 

The task pane will display the translation.  If you want to add the translated text you will need to copy and paste it into your document. 

With this tool you can actually translate an entire document. You can also tweak the translation options to suit your individual needs. 

For very large amounts of text, Word sends the document to for translation. For instance, here I translated an English document into Japanese (not that I can read it)


Brian Burgess worked in IT for 10 years before pursuing his passion for writing. He's been a tech blogger and journalist for the past seven years, and can be found on his about me page or Google+

  • Published 05/28/07

Comments (6)


    how can i tranlate engeles in dutch on arc soft thank you marc greetings

  2. Marv

    Since I installed IE 8, my tabs have dissappeared. How do I get them back?

    Thanks, Marv

  3. nisya

    hi.. how can i translate english in indonesia ? maybe u can give me the example thank you.n_n

  4. garytganu

    trying to find offline text translator can you help at all if so thanks in advance

  5. Mike Farish

    isee the translated text on the right but am unable to cut and paste it into an emailL Ecan save the english text but cannoit do anything with the japanese text. Desperate – working on this for two weeks. Pse advise and thank you; Mike Farish in Paris

  6. It worker

    Will this feature work for translating sentences or paragraphs offline (not connected to internet)?

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