How to Translate Tests with iSpring Suite Max Fast
ompanies with departments in different countries need their eLearning content to be available in a variety of languages. They typically have to translate and rebuild tests manually for each department. And this takes time.
But now, with iSpring Suite Max, you can save time and effort by automating this process.
After you translate the text, your design and settings will remain identical to the original. Everything will work just as you planned it to. You will have the same quiz, but in a different language.
How can this new feature benefit you?
Save time. You don’t have to do double work anymore. Create a test only once, and iSpring Suite Max will translate it into any language.
Avoid mistakes. There’s always a risk of making a mistake when copying a text from a test to a document, and vice versa: you might skip a task, add the same answer two times, etc. iSpring Suite Max will help you avoid such mistakes. The tool will change texts in each slide automatically.
Step-By-Step Guide on Translating Tests
In short, to translate a test with iSpring Suite Max, you should export texts from the quiz to your computer, translate them, and import them back to iSpring Suite Max. The software will put your text in the right places automatically. It will also maintain the original design and text formatting, so you won’t have to reedit it.
Let’s take a closer look at each step. Watch this video tutorial on how to translate a quiz with iSpring Suite Max. If you prefer to read the instructions, a detailed guide is provided for you below.
Step 1: Export a text for translation
Open a quiz. Then click on the Translation button and choose Export text.
In the opened window, choose the language your existing text is written in, and click on Export. The file will be in the XLIFF format.
Choose where you want to save the file on your computer, and click on Save. The file contains all the texts that were in your quiz.
Step 2: Translate the text
Now you need to translate the text to a different language. To do this, upload your XLIFF document to a translation management platform, such as Crowdin, Smartcat, or Localazy. Here, you can get a machine translation, or hire a translator.
These platforms don’t change the structure of your text. Therefore, when you import the translated text back into iSpring Suite Max, every phrase will be just where they were originally.
The translation process is fairly similar on all the platforms. Let’s use Crowdin to translate a text as an example.
First, sign in. The platform has a free basic version.
Create a title for your project. For example, “iSpring Suite Max Texts.” Then, choose the language you want to translate your text from and the language(s) you want to translate it into. Click Create Project.
You’ll be directed to the page of your project. Now, upload the file with the text from iSpring Suite Max.
Click on the Home button. Select the language you want to translate your text to and click on it.
You will now see a translation bar. Add a translation for each question, answer, and button from your text. The platform suggests several translations for each phrase. You can select the one you prefer, click on Save, and move on to the next phrase.
Once you have finished with all the phrases, click on the focus menu button.
Now, download your translation in the XLIFF format.
Step 3: Import the translation into iSpring Suite Max
Open the Quiz menu in iSpring Suite Max. Click on Translation, and choose Import Text.
You’ll get a warning that the current text will be replaced with the translation. So, if you need the original text, first make a copy.
Now, choose the file with the translation on your computer, and click on Import.
Congratulations! Your text is ready.
This update is already available in your iSpring Suite Max
You can test this new feature right now. Just open PowerPoint, and click on Updates on iSpring Suite bar.
This update comes free for all iSpring Suite Max subscribers. If you don’t have a subscription yet, download a 30-day free trial.
Originally published at https://www.ispringsolutions.com on October 1, 2021.