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Options for translating an Excel document

Translate Excel

We often run into complications when translating an Excel file. Here, we will look at our options for translating this type of file.

Translate an Excel document automatically

One of the fastest and easiest options is the program's own translation function.To translate content, just follow these steps:

1. Select the text you want to translate.
2. On the "Review" tab, click "Translate".

The following dialog box will pop up automatically, with a language selector where you will choose the target language. Once selected, you'll see the text instantly translated.

If you want to copy the translation straight into the corresponding Excel cell, you can do so by clicking "Insert".

This type of machine translation solution my be useful for giving us a basic idea of the text content, however, it's important to bear in mind that it does not preserve the full meaning and, much less, the tone of the text.

Online translation tools

There is a vast array of online tools offering Excel document translation. These free tools generate an automatic translation of the document. Here are some examples:

DocTranslator

This tool allows us to translate Excel document content, in addition to other document types, such as: .doc, .docx, .ppt, .pptx, .xls, .xlsx, .odt, .ods, .odp, .pdf, .srt, or .txt.

− Automatic translation.
− Up to 104 languages.
− Maintains the formatting tags
of the original document.
− There is no size limit for the translation of the document

Prompsit

Very similar to the previous option. In this tool there are less languages available, but it is more compatible than a large number of formats: .docx, .xml, .rtf, .odt, .ods, .odp, .html, .pptx, .xls, .txt, LaTeX (UTF-8) or LaTeX (ASCII).

− Automatic translation.
− Up to 15 languages.
− Maintains the formatting tags
of the original document.
− There is no size limit for the translation of the document.

WorldLingo

This solution is the most limiting both in the number of languages available for translation and the translation limit.

− Automatic translation.
− Up to 15 languages
.
− Does not maintain the formatting tags of the original document.
− Translation limit of 500 words.

Translate an Excel spreadsheet professionally without losing the format

If you want a quality translation of Excel documents, the smartest option is to go for professional translation solutions, using tools that respect the formatting of the original document.

We recommend our AT Translation Services professional online translation service, a simple, intuitive solution for translating documents. How does it work? You just need to upload the document and select the source and target languages and you will have an estimate and a delivery date in a few seconds. Once the estimate has been approved, our team of professionals will assign it to a suitable translator, according to the subject and the language, and your document will be translated in the briefest time possible. What sets us apart?

  • Professional translation.
  • Up to 4,500 language combinations.
  • The translation will maintain the format of the original document.
  • Translation of any editable document.

At AT Language Solutions we work with the best specialised translators to ensure we deliver the maximum quality in all our translations. We hold the International Standard ISO 17100:2015, awarded only to the best translation services.