The first time that you use the translation services, you may have to install the bilingual dictionaries and enable the translation service in the Research task pane. You can also use Translation ScreenTips to translate a single word that you point to.
Translate Slides in MS PowerPoint

Note : In PowerPoint, only one slide can be translated at a time.

  1. Select the word, phrase, or paragraph that you want translated or type the word or phrase in the Search for box.
  2. In the Translation section of the Research pane, in the From and To lists, select the languages that you want, for example, German (Germany) and Russian (Russia), and then click Start Searching Button image Translation text box
  3. The translation results appear in the Translation pane below the To and From lists.

Tip : You can also press ALT, and then click the word or phrase to translate a specific word or phrase. However, using ALT+click is not supported in Microsoft Office PowerPoint. Instead, type the word or phrase in the Search for box, and then click Start Searching Button image

Translate a whole document

Machine translation is helpful for communicating the basic subject matter of the content and for confirming whether the content is relevant to you. However, important or sensitive documents should be translated by humans translation to preserve the full meaning and tone of the text.

To find the Translation feature for your 2007 Microsoft Office system program, see Find the Translate feature.

Important Privacy Alert If you choose to translate your whole document, your document is sent unencrypted to a third-party translation service. As with any information that is sent unencrypted over the Internet, it may be possible for other people to see the document.

  1. In the Translation section of the Research pane, in the From and To lists, click the languages that you want, for example, German (Germany) and Russian (Russia), and then click Translate the whole document.Translation text box
  2. Follow the on screen instructions. A translation of your document appears in a Web browser. Translate the whole document is available only in Microsoft Office Word.
Enable the Translate the whole document option
  1. In the Research pane, click Research options.
  2. In the Update or Remove Services dialog box, click Update/Remove, select WorldLingo, click Update, and then follow the instructions.
  3. Follow the steps to translate the whole document.

Add translation language pairs

If the languages that you need to translate a document or email message are not displayed in the From and To lists in the Translation pane, you may be able to add the languages.

The list of languages that are available for translation depend on the language of your 2007 Microsoft Office system, whether that language contains Translation Dictionaries, and if that language includes any companion languages. For a list of Language Pack languages and which languages include Translation Dictionaries, see Microsoft Office Language Pack 2007 feature comparison. For a list of Language Pack versions and the companion languages included, see 2007 Office suites localized versions.

If the language that you need does not have a Language Pack with Translation Dictionaries, if you need a language such as Bosnian, Vietnamese, or Welsh, which has a Language Interface Pack overview but no Translation Dictionaries, you may need to find an Internet-based translation service.

  1. In the Translation pane, click Translation options.Translation options
  2. In the Translation Options dialog box, select the languages in the Available language pairs list. Translation Options dialog box
  3. If the language pair that you want is not listed, you may need a Language Pack, see Buy, install, configure or uninstall a Microsoft Office 2007 Language Pack.


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