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Microsoft Office 2010 provides a translate function that can be used to translate a document. This function available in the Microsoft Office programs likes Excel, OneNote, Outlook, PowerPoint, Publisher, Visio, and Word is an inbuilt feature and there is no requirement for installation of external translation programs or to use translation service from the Internet.

To translate a document using Microsoft Office follow the steps : (I have taken Microsoft Word to illustrate the procedure)

1. Since we are working over Word document, first step would be to create or launch a Word document.

2. Navigate to Review > Language > Translate in the ribbon. On clicking the translate button in the ribbon three options will appear in a list.

3. The three options that would pop up would be :

  • Translate Document
  • Translate Selected Text
  • Mini Translator

4. To Translate the document in Microsoft Word 2010 over web browser , choose the first option Translate Document.

5. This would bring Translation Language Options where Translate from & Translate to can be selected for different languages.

5. There are as many as 28 languages to Translate to, from 12 Translate from Languages.

List of Translate From Languages

List of Translate to Languages

6. After selection of translation language, click OK & a dialog box pops up to confirm. Click Send to continue.

7. Thereafter, the translation result would be reflected in the web Browser.

8. To translate selected text, choose Translate Selected Text option from the list that pops up on clicking the translate button in the ribbon.

9. On selecting the above option a side pane will open in right side of the document. Choose Translation and set up the language from and to from the dropdown list below.

10. Phrases or sentences can be selected and Translated by right click on the text & then choosing Translate.

The phrase or sentence will be added to the translate pane on right side. Click Go to search. A few seconds later, you will see the translation result in the bottom of the pane.

Whole file can be translated as well from here, by clicking the translate the whole option.

11. For quick translation you can select Mini Translator from the list that pops up on clicking the translate button in the ribbon to use this convenient translator.

12. Navigate to the Translation Language Options dialog box & Choose the to language and click “OK”.

Languages to choose from for Quick Translation

13. Hover your cursor on any word, and you will see the small translation window. At the bottom, there is a bar with options such as “Expand”, “Copy”, “Play”, “Stop”, “Help” and “Update”.

This quick translator would translate the words much more conveniently and may be used when translation of complete document is not required .

Note: Stay connected to the internet while Translation in progress.

There’s a little-known feature in Windows Vista & windows 7 which can make the normally painful process of moving to a new PC ridiculously easy. What’s more, it can also serve as a powerful backup tool, which could save your data from the unthinkable should a major crash or disc corruption occur, offering total peace of mind.

While the standard backup facility in Windows Vista & windows 7 is fairly limited, this tool enables you to back up your choice of files and folders, settings, favourites, emails and more. It only takes a few clicks, and there’s no need to install anything because you have the program already – it’s Windows Easy Transfer.

Yes, it’s designed to transfer your file settings from one PC to another. But Windows Easy Transfer can also be used as a backup tool, enabling you to save important data, then restore it on the same system after a data disaster. Is it the best choice for you, though? There are a few issues, so keep reading.

It’s simple to point Windows Easy Transfer to the files and folders you’d like to back up, but there’s no way to save that information, or schedule the program to run automatically. So if you’re looking to run frequent backups of the same files, you’d be better off with a full-strength backup tool.

You should also beware of potential restoration problems. Windows Easy Transfer stores its data in MIG files, which use a proprietary format that nothing else can read. You can’t restore selected files (it’s all or nothing), and if the MIG file gets corrupted, you may not be able to restore anything at all.

This isn’t at all likely to happen, but we still wouldn’t recommend using Windows Easy Transfer to create the only backup of, say, a business database. Even the tiny chance of disaster is too great to make it worth the risk. If you just want to run simple ad hoc backups every month or so, though, Windows Easy Transfer makes a lot more sense. It’s simple to use, available on all Windows Vista & windows 7 PCs and provides a great deal of control over exactly what you can back up.

Back up and restore

If the worst happens and your original data is lost, restoring the backup is very simple. Your first step is to remember that Windows Easy Transfer restores everything it saved, so think whether that might be a problem. If you’ve worked on a spreadsheet since it was backed up, for instance, do you really want to restore the older version? Copy modified files somewhere safe if you think they might be at risk.

Now close any running applications, double-click on your backup file, and Windows Easy Transfer should be launched. It’s not? Then click Start, type MIGWIZ and press Return to start it manually, click Next > Continue a transfer > No, I’ve copied files…, and point the program to your backup file.

You’ll see the settings and files that Windows Easy Transfer is going to restore. If you’re sure this is the right backup, and you don’t mind overwriting existing files and settings, click Transfer. The program reports on everything it’s transferred, and the restoration has finished – click Close and all your old data should be back in place.