Translate Selected Text in Microsoft Word 2007

By Brian Burgess on January 16th, 2008

This article was written by MysticGeek, a tech blogger at the How-To Geek Blogs.

Let’s face it, in a global business market we don’t all speak the same language, so sometimes it may be necessary to use a medium to translate business documents.  Word 2007 has that functionality built right in.

First select the text you need to translate.

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Next click on Review and then Translate.

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On the left hand side of the document you will get a Research task pane.  Here is where you can select which language to translate to or from.  You can also choose to have the entire document translated.

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The text you highlighted will be translated via WorldLingo in the lower portion of the task pane.

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If the language you need is not included by default, just click on Translation Options and select the specific language you need.

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This is a useful feature, hopefully it will help somebody.

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 01/16/08
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