How to get an instant auto-translation of a page
Use these instructions to get instant auto-translations of pages on your ThoughtFarmer intranet. With just one click you can view machine-translated versions of any page. "Machine translation" means a computer has translated from one language to another, as opposed to human translation by someone fluent in both languages.
An auto-translation can give you a sense of what a page is about, but don't rely on it for detailed and accurate translations. Humans still have a hand up on machines in this arena!
If a page has a Translate Card on it, it can be translated into the preferred language you have set on your profile, or into another language of your choice.
Automatic or Manual auto-translation
Your intranet administrator will have chosen whether the Translate Card translates automatically, or only when prompted to.
If the Translate Card is set to Automatic on the intranet, when you visit a page that is not in your preferred language and has the Translate Card on it, it will automatically be translated into your preferred language.
The Translate Card is pretty low-key - it's just an icon with the word "Translate" that expands into a dropdown menu of languages
If the Translate Card is set to Manual on the intranet, when you visit a page that is not in your preferred language you will need to click "Translate" in the Translate Card to get an auto-translation into your preferred language.
Translate to a language that is not your preferred language
You can also translate to a language other than your preferred language, whether auto-translate is set to Manual or Automatic.
Find the Translate Card on the page, and click Translate to open the dropdown menu of available languages for auto-translation. Click on a language in the dropdown menu and the page will be translated into that language. The Translate Card will now show the current language of the page. To see the original language, click on the language listed on the Translate Card and click Show original. The page will then revert to its original language.
Add a Translate Card to a page
If you want users to be able to use auto-translation on a page you're creating, you need to have the Translate Card on the page. If the Translate Card is not already a part of the page template you are using, you will need to modify the template to add it. Modifying templates may require special permission. If you don't see the option to modify the template, talk to your intranet administrator for help.
To add a Translate Card:
- Go into edit mode on the page.
- Click Set up cards on the right.
- In the Card setup window, click Modify template.
- Click the plus sign in the column you want to add the Translate Card to.
- Click on the Translate Card in the menu that appears on the right.
- Click Done in the Card setup window.
- Click Save in the top right.
Auto-translate a page to create multilingual versions
If you want to use auto-translation in edit mode to create multilingual page versions, see Create multilingual page.