Microsoft Word comes with a built-in translation feature

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Writers can rejoice because Microsoft decided to add a built-in translator feature to Microsoft Word.

New translator feature for Microsoft Word

Microsoft introduced the new feature, called Word Translator, for Word in September. The function is also expected to reach macOS in the following months. Sometime in the near future, it is also scheduled to make an appearance on iOS and Android.

PowerPoint already supports real-time translation subtitles and it was only a matter of time until the company decided to extend the translation feature to other services as well.

Word Translator powered by Microsoft’s translator service and neural network translation tech

Microsoft’s Translator service powers the Word Translator, allowing users to fully translate a selection of words, sentences, phrases or even an entire document from one language to another. It will only take a few clicks.

For now, the feature supports sixty languages and the translations for eleven of those are powered by Microsoft’s “neural network translation” technology. This means that the translations for these eleven languages will sport higher quality and increased fluency, according to Microsoft.

Here are the languages for which Microsoft Translator uses neural networks:

Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.

The company will add support for more languages of course, but this will happen sometime in the future.

Word Translator is now available in Windows to Office Insiders in the Fast Ring. You just have to look for version build 8613.1000. The update is set to reach more users in the upcoming months. For now, Microsoft is really busy getting ready for the launch of its Windows 10 Fall Creators Update on October 17.

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