Use Translation ScreenTips

Translation ScreenTips translate words in document that you pause on with your mouse pointer. The languages supported by default are Arabic, English, French, and Spanish. However other languages are available if the Translation dictionary service for that language is available. For information on how to translate single words, phrases, paragraphs, or whole documents, see Translate text.

What do you want to do?


Enable the Translation ScreenTip in Outlook or Word

Which program are you using?


Outlook

  1. In a new e-mail message, select the text that is in a different language, click Spelling, and then click Set Language.
  2. Select the language that the text is in, such as Spanish (Spain, International Sort), and then click OK.
  3. Click anywhere in the message body, then on the Message tab, in the Proofing group, click Spelling, and then click Translation ScreenTip.

 Tip   In a message, right-click anywhere in the message body, and then click Translate on the shortcut menu.

Translation ScreenTip

  1. Select the language that you want the word translated to.
  2. Pause the pointer over the word that you want to translate.The ScreenTip appears next to the word with the word translated.

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Word

  1. On the Review tab, click Translation ScreenTip.Translation Tool Tip button
  2. Select the language that you want the word translated to, such as Spanish (Spain, International Sort).
  3. Pause the pointer over the word that you want to translate. The ScreenTip appears next to the word with the word translated.

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Add additional ScreenTip languages

The list of languages that are available for Translation ScreenTips depend on the language of your 2007 Microsoft Office system, whether that language contains Translation Dictionaries, and if that language includes any companion languages.

For a list of Language Pack versions and the companion languages included, see 2007 Office suites localized versions.

  1. In the Translation pane, click Translation options.Translation options
  2. In the Translation Options dialog box, select the languages from the Available language pairs list. Translation Options dialog box
  3. If the language pair that you want is not listed, you may need a Language Pack, see Buy, install, configure or uninstall a Microsoft Office 2007 Language Pack.

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Turn on or off Translation ScreenTips

  • To turn on the Translation ScreenTip, click, Translation ScreenTip, and then select a language that you want to translate text into.
  • To turn off the Translation ScreenTip, click Turn Off Translation ScreenTip.

Turn off ScreenTips option

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Applies to:
Outlook 2007, Word 2007