Quickstart for Documents

Get started with Localize for Documents

With Localize for Documents you can tune the translation management process for all of your external documents right in your Localize dashboard.

Watch this short video to learn how to use Localize for Documents.

Quickstart Instructions

To get started with Localize for Documents create a new project and select the Documents project type.

Upload Your Source Documents

  • The first step is to upload your source documents.
  1. Click Upload Document
  2. Select a file to upload
  3. Optionally modify the document title
  4. Click Upload

Get Machine Translations for a Document

  • You can get machine translations for your document if you are using the Google MTE in your documents project.
  1. Select the source document from the list.
  2. Select the checkbox(es) for the appropriate target language(s).
  3. Click the Translate button.
  4. You can then download the translated document by clicking the down arrow icon for a specific language.

Supported File Formats

  • PDF - Adobe Portable Document Format
  • DOCX - Microsoft Word
  • PPTX - Microsoft Powerpoint
  • XLSX - Microsoft Excel


Machine Translations of Docs

Any machine translations of documents count towards your plan limit of machine translations for the current 30-day rolling period.

Download and Translate a Document

  • Your translator can download the source document and translate it outside of the Localize platform.
  1. Select the source document from the list
  2. Click the download icon for the source document
  3. Save the document to your local computer
  4. Translate the document

Upload the Translated Version of a Document

  • When ready, your translator can upload the translated version of a document.
  1. Select the source document from the list
  2. Click the upload icon for the appropriate target language
  3. Select the file to upload

What's Next?

Read in more detail how to manage your documents.

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