As you’ve already heard lots of new and enhanced capabilities are coming through the latest version of Office Web Apps (Preview), my colleague Steve Peschka did a great job on his post going over steps required to deploy a new OWA farm for your SharePoint 2013 deployment. In this post I will go over steps to configure OWA to allow users translate Office documents by using Microsoft Translator Service:

 

  1. On your WAC server enable Translation by running Set-OfficeWebAppsFarm cmdlet and set the TranslationServiceAddress parameter to Microsoft Translator endpoint.

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  2. Restart WAC servers in your farm.
  3. From SharePoint 2013 site open a Word document via browser.

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  4. Go to backstage by selecting File link and select Translate.


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  5. Select the language from the drop down (e.g. Dutch).

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  6. You should have access to translated document momentarily.

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