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Cool New Feature of Google Translate – Translate Whole Documents!

Written by Charlie

Here is another new feature for Google Translate – whole document translation! This is great for any forms for travel or anything else you want in original formatting.

Google Translate is one of the most helpful tools in my international toolbox. Not only does it let me look up various words in a different language on the fly but it also lets me carry out a conversation with someone and to translate anything in real-time. Now, the Google Translate page also will translate your documents!

Google Translate Will Translate Whole Documents

Link: Google Translate

I use Google Translate very often, both in the app and on the web. Recently, I noticed a new feature I had not seen in recent visits – a button to upload a document to be translated.

Simply click on the “Documents” tab to upload and translate your documents! Supported formats shown.

This is a great new feature because it means that you don’t have to rely on the document being on a webpage to be translated (through Google Chrome) but it also means you don’t need to copy/paste into Google Translate or snap a photo to do the translation.

The original sample document in English

The translated document into German. This one did not include the graphics.

It lets you quickly and easily upload a document for translation and then it retains everything about the document as originally written. In some cases, that not only includes the formatting but also the images!

This could be very useful for those times when a document needs to be translated on the go or you want to just print something out as it appears (formatting, anyway) without having to get it done step-by-step through the normal Google Translate option.

Still, there is a ways to go before this becomes the totally accurate process that a human translator could offer. But, it is exciting to see the steps that Google is making along the way!

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About the author


Charlie has been an avid traveler and runner for many years. He has run in marathons around the world for less than it would cost to travel to the next town - all as a result of collecting and using miles and points. Over the years, he has flown hundreds of thousands of miles and collected millions of miles and points.
Now he uses this experience and knowledge to help others through Running with Miles.


    • Really?! For whatever reason, it just showed up for me – and I use Google Translate just about every day. I have a managed Google account so maybe that is why?