With the new Translate feature in Word, you can look up
text in the dictionary of a different language, perform basic translation of
short phrases in your document, and gain access to translation services on the
In summary, you can do the following:
- Look up words or phrases in the dictionary of a different
language. (Available languages are determined by the language dictionaries that
are installed on your computer.)
- Insert the translated text into your document directly from
the Translate task pane.
- Gain access to translation services on the Web directly
from the Translate task pane.
Translate Text in Word
The Translate feature provides suggested translations for
selected text in your document. You can select a section of text in your
document, select a dictionary, and then click Go
in the Translate
task pane to retrieve translations of all the words in your
Then you can select a word in your document that you want
to translate, select the translated word in the Results
box, and then click Replace
To use the Translate feature, follow these steps:
- On the Tools menu, point to Language, and then click Translate. The Translate task pane opens.
- Under Translate what? in the Translate task pane, use one of the following methods:
- To translate a specific word or short phrase, click Text, and then type the word or phrase in the Text box.
- To translate text that is selected in your document,
click Current selection. If no text is selected, you can
select it now.
- In the Dictionary box, select the languages that you want to translate from and to.
For example, if you want to translate English to French, click English
(U.S.) to French (France).
The languages that appear in the Dictionary box depend on the language dictionaries that are installed on
your computer.For additional
information about how to check the spelling and grammar of text in another
language, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft
HOW TO: Check Spelling and Grammar in Another Language
- Click Go. The results appear in the Results box.
- Select the word in your document that you want to
translate, select the translated word in the Results box, and then click Replace.
Translate Text on the Web
If the Translate feature does not provide the results that you
want, or if you need to translate a longer piece of text, do one of the
- You can connect to translation services on the Web directly
from the Translate task pane. Under Translate via the Web, select
the translation service that you want, or select (More translation
services), and then click Go.
- Browse to the following Microsoft Web site to install
translation updates for Word 2002:
: Translation services typically use computers to translate your
document automatically. You can often use these services to quickly determine
the main ideas in a document. However, for important or sensitive documents,
you may want to have a person translate your document, because computer
translation may not preserve the text's full meaning, level of detail, or tone.
Article ID: 285184 - Last Review: December 19, 2006 - Revision: 1.7
- Microsoft Word 2002 Standard Edition