Translating inside Office - powered by Microsoft Translator

Microsoft® Translator service enables users of Microsoft Office (version 2003 onwards) to access real time machine generated translations for their content.

You can instantly translate snippets of text or entire documents from one language to another as long as you are connected to the internet. The feature is accessible through the translation button on the review pane. There is also a unique “mini-translator” that allows you to translate text by hovering over it.

The list of the languages supported by Microsoft® Translator service is available here.  Due to the large number of possible language combinations, you may not always be able to translate between them all in Office using the default service.

We provide two additional services you can add to Microsoft Office to ensure that you can
translate between any two of the supported languages. 

European and Middle Eastern Languages-- Translate from/to languages geographically centered in Europe or the Middle East and all of the other supported languages:  Bulgarian, Catalan, Czech, Dutch, Danish, Estonian, Finnish, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Slovenian, Swedish, Turkish and Ukrainian.

Asian Languages-- Translate from/to languages geographically centered in Asia and all of the other supported languages: Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Thai and Vietnamese.

Instructions for adding these services in Office can be found here.

If you have technical questions pertaining to the service, please post them in the Microsoft Translator User Forum.