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Microsoft Translator: machine translation for Microsoft Office documents

The Microsoft Research Machine Translation (MSR-MT) Team Blog has published some details about a translation plug-in for Microsoft Office.

Now you can translate your Microsoft Office documents with Microsoft Translator – right within Office! You can translate words, phrases, or even your entire document, through the Research task pane. We blogged about setting this up manually for Office 2007 or Office 2003 previously – now it’s really easy!

This works for both Microsoft Office 2003 and 2007. The current default in Microsoft Office is WorldLingo – this installer will update your task pane to use Microsoft Translator as the default translator for the languages we provide.

Download the installer now and let us know what you think over in the Forum!

Via Microsoft Research Machine Translation (MSR-MT) Team Blog

1 comment to Microsoft Translator: machine translation for Microsoft Office documents

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