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How to Translate a Google Doc

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Google recently added support for 18 new languages in Google Drive, Docs, Sheets and Presentations. This brings the total number of languages supported (as of 6/13) to 65!

We thought this was as good a time as any to show you how you can translate a Google Doc to the language of your choice. This is done within Google Docs, so there’s no need to go through the process of copying, pasting, creating a new Doc, etc.

As with any translation tool, you should never blindly translate your text, especially if it’s for something particularly important. However, we’ve found this translation tool to be particularly useful for internal uses, or if you just need a quick translation.

To translate a document:

1.) Go to the Tools menu, and select Translate document.

2.) Type in the name of the new document, select the language into which you’d like to translate the document, and press OK.

3.) A translated copy of your document will be created. You can access this copy in your Google Drive.

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