Microsoft Translator translates so weird

Michael Sauermoser 6 Reputation points

Hi everyone, I have a huge problem : The Microsoft Translator translates so weird ! So that you can see what I mean, I send you a screenshot here with ! I've tried other translation software, but there's the same problem! Can anyone help me solve this problem? I don't know what to do! YOU'RE WELCOME! Thank you for your help! Greeting Michi


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  1. Michael Sauermoser 6 Reputation points

    Hi John thanks for answering ! I have now opened a PDF file at Office Plus 2019 and wanted to translate it and there was an error message: I should save the file as DOCX ! That's what I did and then I translated and lo and behold, it was a totally super translation! The translator didn't translate so funny anymore! I think I need to open a PDF file in Word and then change it to a DOCX file! I'll try it with the others too! You know, I have to translate English e-books into German! The English e-books are often much better written than Germans! Thank you for your help ! I'll get back to you tomorrow if it always works that way! I wish you a nice evening ! Greeting Michi

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  2. Michael Sauermoser 6 Reputation points

    Another important question: How exactly does this Microsoft Translator translate? Just as good as Babylon NG, Deepl PRO or Promt etc? Thank you very much for the help ! Greeting Michi

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  3. Emi Zhang-MSFT 21,626 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor

    Hi @Michael Sauermoser ,
    What version of Office did you use?
    Did this problem appear in all Word documents or specific documents?
    Try to create a new document with type words in document and check if the Translator feature works fine.
    I also suggest you check this article to get more information about Translator:

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  4. Michael Sauermoser 6 Reputation points

    Hello expert, I am using Microsoft Office Professional 2019 ! I can now translate all Docx files without any problems! But somehow I can't translate PDF, TXT or other files! The text is so funny! As I said, I do it like this now: I open a PDF file in Word and save it as a Docx and then I translate ! Thank you I will read the article you mentioned right away ! If it's better to buy the new Microsoft 365, then that's no problem! I can afford it! Thank you and all the best! Greeting Michi