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Word Localization and Internationalization

Word Localization and Internationalization

Microsoft Word (Wikipedia) is a popular word processor. Soluling localization tool and service support Word.

The end of the document contains links to get the full source code of the samples. After reading this document, we recommend reading a tutorial about how to use Soluling.

Localization process

Let's go through the localization process. Start by creating a new project for your Word document, for example The Project Wizard will first show the options sheet where you can configure what elements are localized.

Localize all items of selected types

Click Next to get to the languages sheet where you can select the original language and add the target languages. You can later add any number of languages to th project.

Localize all items of selected types

Select English as the original language and add one target language. In our sample, we chose Finnish. Click Next to finish the wizard. Soluling creates a project for the Word file, scans the file, and shows the elements in the editor.


GitHub and <data-dir>\Samples\Word contains following Word samples:

Directory Description
Simple A simple sample. Study this first.
Sport A file that contains information about some sports. Shows also how to localize images.

Configuring Word Localization

You can configure how to localize your Word file by selecting the item in the project tree, right-clicking, and choosing the Options menu. A source dialog appears that lets you edit the options. This source uses the following option sheets.

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