Have you got a document that is in another language like Spanish or French and wants to quickly translate the document in your own language on Google Docs? Then you’ll learn here 2 different ways to translate documents in Google Docs.
Although most of us typically only read and write documents in one language, times can occur when you need to translate a document or write something in a foreign language. Although in other word processing systems this can be a lengthy and tedious process, the process is fairly easy in Google Docs.
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Here’s how to translate documents on Google Docs
Method 1: Use Built-in Feature to Translate Documents in Google Docs
There is a number of tools to translate your documents. However, when you’re using Google Docs then there is no need to translate your documents using online translater tools or third-party apps. Google Docs has a built-in translate feature to make your task much easier.
Here’s how to translate documents in Google Docs:
Step 1. Go to docs.google.com and login to your Google Docs account.
Step 2. Open the document that you want to translate in Google Docs.
Step 3. Click the Tool tab and select Translate document.
Step 4. Give a name to the translated document, then click the Choose a language dropdown menu.
Step 5. Select the desired language for the translated document. In my case, I will select Spanish.
Step 6. After selecting your preferred language, click Translate.
Within a few seconds, the translated version of the document will be opened. Remember that this translation is not going to be flawless, and it’s doubtful that what you see would use correct grammar and phrase structure for the output language.
Method 2. Install Translate+ Add-on to Translate Documents
In the second method, you will need to install a Translate Add-on within Google Docs. Here, how to install the Translate add-on.
Step 1. Click the Add-ons tab.
Step 2. Click Get add-ons.
Step 3. Now, from the list, click Translate+ and click Install and then click CONTINUE.
Step 4. Sign in with your Google account and click Allow and at last, click DONE.
Step 5. To Translate a document, click the Add-ons tab, select Translate+, and Click Start.
Step 6. Now, press Ctrl + A to select all the document texts. If the select text is English then select English and if it’s in any other language then select that language. From the Translated into drop-down menu select your desired language and at last click Translate.
After clicking the Translate button, your document will be translated into your preferred language.
That’s it. This is how you can translate documents on Google Docs and in this guide, you have learned 2 different ways to translate any documents to your desired language. Meanwhile, the first method is fairly recommended for you all as it’s pretty straightforward and easy at the same time.