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to sound stiff and, in places, may even be somewhat hard to understand. Still, you’ll
get the gist of the document by translating it with this method. (On the plus side,
machine translation isn’t yet good enough that your kids can use it to cheat on their
Spanish homework.)
Getting a quick translation with the Mini Translator
Word’s Mini Translator gives you a quick translation. When you point to a word or
select a phrase, the translation appears in a transparent box that floats over your
text. Move the mouse pointer toward the box to make it solid (and easier to read),
as shown in Figure 4-9.
Here’s how to set up Word’s Mini Translator:
1. IntheLanguagesectionoftheReviewtab,selectTranslate(Review Translate
orAlt,R,L).
From the menu that appears, select Choose Translation Language at the bottom
(if you’ve got keyboard shortcuts turned on, press L).
2. This opens theTranslationOptions dialog box. In the left-hand list, select
MiniTranslator.
The main part of the dialog box shows a drop-down list of the languages
available for translation.
3. Selectthelanguageyouwantfromthedrop-downlistandclickOK.
Now, when you point to a word or select a phrase in your document, Word
translates it into the language you selected, as shown in Figure 4-9.
Figure 4-9:
The Mini Translator gives you
an on-the-spot translation of
a word or selected phrase.
The buttons at the bottom
are, from left to right, Expand,
Copy, Play (to hear a
recording of someone pronouncing
the word or phrase), Stop (to
stop the recording), and Help.
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