Translating a word document RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi all,

    I would like to translate a word document that contains also some screenshot.

    When I start the translation, I can see that the text is fine. But for the screenshots, I get empty boxes... so if I copy and paste the result, all my screnshots are gone generating a lot of work.

    I wonder if there is a way to prevent this behavior ?

    Thanks for your advice.



    Frederic (MSFT)

    Friday, March 16, 2012 10:51 AM


  • Hi Fred,

    Unfortunately, when you select whole document translation from within Word, when it sends it to the Microsoft Translator service, images are not included.  This is "by design" due to bandwidth issues.

    One work around I can think of is to save the documents to html format.  When you open the documents in IE, and use the BingBar tool to translate the document from within IE, you will get a translation that preserves the document format, including the placement of images.

    Not the most perfect solution, but certainly better than having to reconstruct your documents via copying and pasting images.


    William Lewis

    Microsoft Translator Team

    Sunday, March 18, 2012 4:46 PM