Translate OneNote Notebook Pages In Different Languages


OneNote app for Windows 10 has a cool translation feature that can translate pages and sections of text to different languages.

Here is how to use it:

Open OneNote app in Windows 10.

accessing OneNote app in Windows 10

Choose the notebook for which translation feature is needed.

opening notebooks in OneNote

To translate a selection of text, highlight it and right click it to see the Translate option.

choosing text to be translated in OneNote

For translating the entire page, choose View > Translate.

accessing Translate option in OneNote

Here, you can also again choose Selection or Page.

translate options in OneNote

On the first run, Microsoft Translator will display the privacy statement about using this translation feature. Click on Got it to get started.

Translator during first run in OneNote

The OneNote side pane will now have the translate feature visible. If a text selection was used for translating, it will be displayed in the upper pane.

text selection translated using Translator in OneNote

To get the corresponding translation in any other language, choose the required language from the drop-down in bottom pane. The translation will now be done.

Basically when translator is accessed, you can either use the Selection or Page sections. So you can also translate individual words after typing them in. To do that, go to Selection and enter any word. The translated form will be visible in the lower pane.

translating individual words, phrases and sentences using Translator in OneNote

You can also directly copy and paste the translated version back in OneNote notebook pages. Click Insert from the bottom of either the translated selection or the page.

inserting translated text in OneNote notebook pages

Another cool option is that you can highlight any word and it’s equivalent meaning will be displayed in the source language.

To translate the entire page, open the corresponding page from notebook and choose Page. Select the output language as needed and hit Translate.

entire OneNote notebook page translated

OneNote will now have a new translated version of the page alongside the original one.

translated version of OneNote notebook page in addition to the original page

All done.


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