In excel we have options to translate any sentence or word in any other language, it is available in reviews tab under the section of languages but there is one important part which we need to keep in mind is that excel has its own pairs or language for translation such as English to Spanish or English to French, there are three translation options available, one is the online dictionary second the dictionary available when downloaded and third is the machine translation.
Excel Translate (Table of Contents)
Excel Translate Function
Excel Translate is a function which helps to convert one language to another. Isn’t it great for enhancing our understanding and communication at the same time?
I am going to explain to you all about its usage in a while. But first, let us understand that where can we find it.
This Translate Function is found in the Review tab of MS Excel.
You must be wondering what its use is! Let us understand with the following example.
Example of Excel Translate Function
We have a text– “What is this” in our excel. To understand the translate function, we click on Translate in Review tab and then press Turn on (highlighted in green color).
As we perform the above task immediately we come across the following screen.
There is a range of languages to be selected from as produced in the screenshot below. The languages are shown in alphabetical order and the last language is “Yucatec Maya”. There are hundreds of languages to select from.
The translate function can also swap the “to” and “from” as shown in the screenshot below.
Let’s check your mind! You must be wondering that short sentences could be googled also, then what is excel translate’s actual use?
Well, here is the answer.
Suppose we have got a long sentence – “Hi Amme, My name is Animisha. I am here to help you with your works.” Well if you try googling such long sentences the Google might arrive at the various suggestions. However, for immediate understanding, we require instant software which automatically converts the foreign language into English or local language.
Add Excel Translate Function in Quick Access ToolBar
If we have to use language conversion regularly, we can create a shortcut for the same in excel for easy access.
Go to File and click on Options and then select Quick Access toolbar
In the Quick Access Toolbar, at the right-hand side, we have an option – Choose commands from as shown below. We must select “Review Tab” on it, then select translate option from under it.
Once you select Translate click on Add>>.
As soon as the Add>> option is pressed, we get Translate option on the right-side pane and we shall press OK.
After clicking OK at the Home tab, an automatic option of Translate function will be available at the quick access toolbar.
Use of Translator
Now you must be wondering why and where is it used so widely?
Well the answer is as follows
- Many companies like call BPO, Pharmaceutical, Medical, and other companies deal with their products and demands internationally. For such industries, the translate function comes as a savior to use and get reliable information. Also, it can handle and convert multiple data at a time.
- It also helps in conducting surveys for new products or services by asking customer reviews from the places where the markets need to be set up.
To pitch in more clarity, here is an example of a market survey done for new multiple product-line businesses which was tested and tried upon 10 people and their reviews have been taken into consideration before creating an actual market. So, people from across the globe have sent reviews in their own language in writing. With the help of Excel Translate function, all the words can be converted into English or any other convenient language
Following is the list of products and customers from various parts of the world and their reviews based upon the taste and usage of products:
With the help of Excel Translate function, we can easily convert it into English language and save it for our further reference. All we have to do is apply one by one the procedure mentioned above. And the desired answer would be as follows:
The above is an example of 10 consumers, however, in a real-life scenario, there may be close to a thousand such reviews on an everyday basis.
Concluding on the topic, Excel Translate function as we discussed earlier has brought the world together with no barrier of language. In a huge industrial sector where multiple lingual clients have to be dealt with this function makes it easier, reliable, comprehensible and fun to deal with.
This has been a guide to Excel Translate Function. Here we learn to translate text to different languages using translate in excel and how to add translate option in Quick Access ToolBar. You can learn more about Excel functions from the following articles –