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Did You Know: Translate a Document in Seconds with Nintex Workflow

When it comes to translation and regionalization efforts, in any organization that is doing business globally, there is always a substantial amount of work to get done and, naturally, not enough people or time to get it all done. Thankfully, there is a handy action in Nintex Workflow that can get those documents translated quickly; simply use the Translate Document action.



This action will take a Microsoft Office document (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and pass its contents to the Bing Translation services engine, convert it into the desired language and then save a copy to the desired document library.

Here I took a simple stock Non-Disclosure Agreement and converted it to Spanish.


Spanish – converted Word doc:


While this conversion may be considered a “rough” conversion as there may be nuances to consider when converting a document to another language, so make sure you label this document as a draft and then consider adding a simple approval process to review the document by someone on your team responsible for proofing translated documents.

Also, there is another translation action, Bing translation. This action can be used to translate blocks of text from one language to another and may be more appropriate if you will be utilizing the DocGen® action to dynamically construct documents. Plus, this action is available for both Nintex in SharePoint Online as well as on-premises SharePoint 2010-2016.


Visit the Nintex Community today to learn more and engage in conversations with fellow Nintex users! 

Brad Orluk

Brad has been evangelizing technology and process automation for over 15 years. Prior to joining Nintex, he had roles in infrastructure, IT consulting, and most recently, as an Information Architect at a Fortune 500, where he worked on business and IT process improvement and automation on a variety of real world global projects and productivity initiatives. Brad’s unique, technical yet business focused, background gives him the ability to help users leverage technology to drive value to their businesses. Follow Brad on Twitter @BradOrluk

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