How To Open a Document for Translation

FluencyIcon2 128nHaving trouble opening documents in Fluency? Don't worry, it can happen. This tutorial will help ensure all your concerns are resolved through the step-by-step instructions. 

Our translation software should be quick to learn and easy to understand. We'll help you make all your translations efficient. 

Follow the steps below and you’ll be translating in no time!

Step 1: Open Fluency, then click on File > Open > Source File.

Open Source File

Step 2: Locate and select the document for translation, then click the Open button.

Open Load File Window

Step 3: Assign Formatting/Import Settings (Optional – Based on file type)

Full or Text Only
(DOCX – Use Text-Only mode for large or complex formatted documents (e.g. tables, images, etc.))
Excel Import Wizard
(XLSX – Select all worksheets, columns and rows, or select specific items for a more personalized translation experience.)

Step 4: Assign Translation File Settings

Translation File Settings
(Optional Settings: Translate Using Translation Memory Matches – Use the drop down menu to select the minimum match percentage required to automatically copy a TM into the Target Window. Use machine translation and mark if no TM match – Machine translates document.)

Step 5: Translate!

Fluency Dashboard

Documents should be easy to open, how else would you get any work done? That’s why we’re here for you every step of the way. From document compatibility questions to any other Fluency issue you may encounter.

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