There are many websites that let users submit text and have it translated there and then.
DocTranslator, however, does something different -
lets users have Microsoft Office documents translated, keeping the
actual layout intact. Best of all - the whole service is provided FREE
OF CHARGE from start to finish.
The translations are preformed using Google Translate, and
over 50 languages are supported.
The documents uploaded have no size limitations, and
users don't actually have to sign up in order to submit a document.
There is no installation process to speak of, either as the whole process is carried out on the Web using a browser.
Word and Excel documents and .txt files are fully supported.
is worth more than just a look if only because it can be used at no
cost and there are not really that many inexpensive applications that
can keep the layout of a document intact like DocTranslator
does. It isn't foolproof but it is a good starting point if users are
on a limited budget. This may well be a resource that learners, whose
first language isn't English, could use to convert course resources
into their preferred language.
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