Microsoft Word has a built-in text translation tool. This makes it possible to translate directly in the document you are working on, without having to use other internet translators and work with copy & paste. To use this tool, first open Word with the document you want to translate.
Open the Word document containing the text you want to translate
With the Word document open on the screen, switch to the menu area Review.
In a Word document, go to the Review tab
If you don’t want to translate the whole document but only a part of it, you can now choose what you want to translate. The next step is to click the button Language.
Click the Language button
Several options will appear. you have to get up Translate click.
Click the Translate button
Two options will appear: Translate Document and Translate Selection (Translate Document and Translate Selection). Choose the ones you need.
Select Translate Selection or Translate Document as needed
A menu will now appear on the right side of the document. It shows the source language (From) and the target language (To) an. In Of can you turn the setting on Auto-detect (detect automatically). If there are not many words in multiple languages, it should recognize the language of the text. In A you should choose the language you want to translate to.
Choose the language you want to translate into
In our example, we will automatically translate the first paragraph of Don Quixote into English. After selecting the English language, just click Translate.
Click Translate to have Word do the translation.
The document will be translated in a few moments.
Translate document or selection
Keep in mind that despite the many advances in technology, translators are still not perfect. There are many grammatical and spelling exceptions that you will overlook. However, these translators are better prepared to convert texts between widely used languages such as English and German.