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Free DocTranslator Translates Documents Without Losing Formatting [groovyReview]

Groovy Freeware Reviews, Tips, News, and DownloadsNeed a quick way to translate your Office documents into another language?  DocTranslator not only works with most file types, but it also works without destroying the layout which is quite groovy!

 

DocTranslator is a web app which directly uses the Google Translate API to translate Microsoft Office documents and other files.  See the official compatibility chart to be sure, but here’s a quick summary of what works with it.

File Types Supported:

  • .doc
  • .docx
  • .xml
  • .ppt
  • .pptx
  • .xls
  • .xlsx
  • .txt

 

Using DocTranslator To Translate Documents

The front page of the DocTranslator site might not look like much but hey, it’s free, and it works.  The first step is to locate the big blue Start Document Translator button, which shouldn’t be too hard.

doc translator home page

 

Because the web app app is relatively new and still in testing, they haven’t gone through and verified their digital signature yet.  Though the site should be safe, I wouldn’t check to automatically Always trust it.

doc translator digital signature cannot be verified

 

On the next page of the web app, you’ll Select which file format type you want to translate.  Each set of types has its particular button, just aim for the big blue arrows.

choose a doc translator document file type

 

A Javascript window will appear with the familiar Explorer interface. Browse and find the file you want translated and then Press Open to upload it.

choose a doctranslator doc

 

Once the file has uploaded, you are at the language selection screen.  Pick the current language, and then on the right side select the desired language you want the document to end up as.  Once you’ve chosen your language, Click the big blue arrow!

choose a document translation start and finish language

 

This time you’ll see the same javascript explorer window, but you’ll be saving the document.  By default, DocTranslator will add the language acronyms to the file name.  Now just wait for it to translate and download.

save your new translated document

 

That’s all you have to do. If you click the view icon that appears DocTranslator will automatically open up Office for you to see the results.  Pretty groovy eh?

a groovy document that has been translated from english into another language

 

It’s nice to see a translator that supports so many languages.  Though translation may not always be 100% perfect. If there is a mistake you can always blame Google since IT IS using their translate.google.com API.

 

Languages supported by DocTranslator:

  • Afrikaans
  • Malay
  • Catalan
  • Czech
  • Welsh
  • Danish
  • German
  • Estonian
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Filipino
  • French
  • Irish
  • Galican
  • Croatian
  • Indonesian
  • Icelandic
  • Italian
  • Swahili
  • Latvian
  • Hungarian
  • Maltese
  • Dutch
  • Nowegian
  • Portuguese
  • Polish
  • Romanian
  • Albanian
  • Slovak
  • Swedish
  • Turkish
  • Vietnamese
  • Greek
  • Macedonian
  • Russian
  • Serbian
  • Ukrainian
  • Hebrew
  • Arabic
  • Persian
  • Hindi
  • Thai
  • Chinese
  • Korean
  • Japanese

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One Response to Free DocTranslator Translates Documents Without Losing Formatting [groovyReview]

  1. muhammad radhi August 25, 2010 at 6:58 pm #

    hope this can help me to tranlate a document.

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