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Google Grants Docs Translation Powers

If your enterprise is spread across more than one country or region, chances are your employees don't all necessarily speak the same language. In order to help facilitate communication, Google Docs can now translate documents to 42 different languages.

If your enterprise is spread across more than one country or region, chances are your employees don't all necessarily speak the same language. In order to help facilitate communication, Google Docs can now translate documents to 42 different languages.Google already offers a stand-alone translation product called Google Translate. It lets users plug in text and translate it to a number of different languages. Google Docs' newfound translation powers are built on the same technology and offer the convenience of translating documents without the need to cut-and-paste into a separate Web site or service.

The featurel is exceedingly simple to use. With a document open, simply select the "Tools" option. "Translate Document" appears in the Tools listing and lets you pick which language you'd like to translate the document into.

Supported languages include; Afrikaans, Albanian, Arabic, Belarusian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Filipino, Finnish, French, Galician, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Malay, Maltese, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese, Welsh, and Yiddish.

That's not a bad list, and gives most users a head start at getting documents translated into a language that someone, somewhere can understand. The feature is already available in Google Docs.

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