Translating text with the mini-translator
Video: Translating text with the mini-translatorThere is a new Mini Translator in OneNote 2010 that lets you use your mouse to point to a word or a phrase, and see a translation into the language of your choice. Think of how useful this could be for anyone working in a bi- or a multilingual environment. Imagine working in a shared notebook for example with others who speak a different language, or working with content copied from a web site in a foreign language. We are going to test it out using our AGM 2010 notebook with the Speaker section selected. And under the Speaker List page, we are going to select David Rivers.
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In OneNote 2010 New Features, David Rivers demonstrates the new and enhanced features in Microsoft's robust application for gathering and sharing information. The course reviews OneNote 2010 interface features, including the Ribbon and Backstage View, and workflow enhancements such as quick filing, linked notes, and Word styles. It also teaches new and improved ways to collaborate on notebooks with others. Exercise files accompany the course.
- Customizing the Ribbon interface
- Using the Quick Access toolbar for commonly used commands
- Applying preset styles
- Locating content with fast search
- Merging notebook sections
- Showing and hiding note authors
- Using highlighting to find changes
- Saving OneNote content to PDF or XPS
Translating text with the mini-translator
There is a new Mini Translator in OneNote 2010 that lets you use your mouse to point to a word or a phrase, and see a translation into the language of your choice. Think of how useful this could be for anyone working in a bi- or a multilingual environment. Imagine working in a shared notebook for example with others who speak a different language, or working with content copied from a web site in a foreign language. We are going to test it out using our AGM 2010 notebook with the Speaker section selected. And under the Speaker List page, we are going to select David Rivers.
Now here we've got our bio in English. And we've copied it to create a German version. So the bio will be German. It would make sense then that the word German appears in that language. So we are going to use a Mini Translator to do that. So we'll be translating from English to German. First step is to turn it on. We do that from the Review tab. Now in the Language group, you'll notice a Translate button. We select this and here is where we find the Mini Translator. And just selecting it here will turn it on.
But you'll notice that for me I've got the default language setup here as French. It's the last language that I used. If you've never used this before, you don't even have a language there and you'll be prompted to select one. Or you can go back any time and select it yourself by clicking Choose Translation Language. That's where we are going to go first. We are going to Translate to German. So we're going to click here to change it from French to German. We are going to click OK and turn it on by going back to the Translate button and clicking Mini Translator.
Notice that German now appears as the language of choice. Now all we have to do is move our mouse over a word or select a group of words or phrase to see the translation. So, if we hover over the word German, release the mouse, just let it sit there for a second, you'll see it start to appear. As you move up to the Mini Translator, you'll see we are using the Online Bilingual Dictionary. And the word German in English appears and then the translation down below, which deutsch. You've also got some buttons down below that allow you to, for example, copy the translation if you needed to, or access additional translation tools from the research pane using Expand button.
Or if you want to here what the word German sounds like, you could click the Play button. We already know what it is because it's in English but you could use this on foreign words to hear them pronounced in that language. Now in this case, we are going from English to German and there is the spelling. Now if you want to try to remember that you could or you could use Copy, clicking the Copy button, click anywhere on your page, and right-click and Paste. Now you've got everything appearing in its own little note here on the page.
And all you have to do is select the word. And that's the word we want to actually copy now. So we'll right-click and choose Copy. And we are going to replace the word German here by double-clicking it, right-clicking, and we are going to Paste. But notice we do have the Paste options here. We don't want the Source Formatting. We might want to Merge, but it's probably best just to keep the text-only. And that way it takes on the formatting of our heading. There we go. Now we can go over to this note, click the border at the top, press Delete on your keyboard to remove it.
And we just translated the word German into Deutsch. So the Mini Translator. You have it right at your fingertips with no language interface packs or proofing tools that need to be installed.
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