Google Translate is one of the most popular online translation services on the Internet. It can be used to instantly translate websites or text into other languages. Many Google services, like Google Docs or Google Reader, make use of Google Translate to offer translation as well.
Up until now however there was no way to translate a document into another language and preserving the original document layout at the same time.
Doc Translator is a free online service that can do that for Microsoft Word (doc, docx and xml), Microsoft Excel (xls and xlsx), Microsoft PowerPoint (ppt and pptx) and generic text documents (txt).
The translation service accepts documents of all sizes. The translation itself is initiated on the Doc Translator website.
It begins by clicking on one of the available document format options which opens a file browser. It is possible to load a different support file instead as the format will be automatically recognized by the translation service.
The title and type of the document are displayed on the next page after the document has been loaded by the service. Doc Translator will identify the language of the original document automatically. Both the original language and the target language can be modified if they are not the correct languages.
A click on the translate button will open a save file as dialog window to save the translated document to the local computer system.
Doc Translator offers an interesting translation service thanks to the preserving of the document layout and the unlimited file size of documents that can be translated.
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