Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Translating Foreign Language Text
2. Open the Add Additional Editing Languages drop-down list, select a
language, and click the Add button to make that language a part of
your documents.
3. Click OK.
Marking text as foreign language text
The next step is to tell Office where in your document you’re using a foreign
language. After you mark the text as foreign language text, Office can spell
check it with the proper dictionaries. Follow these steps to mark text so that
Office knows in which language it was written:
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1. Select the text that you wrote in a foreign language.
2. Go to the Review tab.
3. Click the Language button and choose Set Proofing Language on the
drop-down list.
You see the Language dialog box, as shown in Figure 5-10.
4. Select a language and click OK.
Click in the words you selected and glance at the status bar. It tells
you that the words were written in the language you selected in the
Language dialog box.
Figure 5-10:
Translating Foreign Language Text
Office offers a gizmo for translating words and phrases from one language to
another. The translation gizmo gives you the opportunity to translate single
words and phrases as well as entire documents, although, in my experience,
it is only good for translating words and phrases. To translate an entire
document, you have to seek the help of a real, native speaker.
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