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How to create a page with multiple language versions

How to create a page with multiple language versions

Use these instructions to create a page with versions in several different languages. When employees visit the page they will automatically see the page in their default site language if one of the page versions matches it. People can easily switch between language versions of a page and you don't have to create a bunch of separate pages, one for each language.

You can either create multilingual versions of a page manually using human translation or by using the intranet's built-in auto-translation feature. But remember, auto-translated pages rely on a machine which can't offer nearly the accuracy of human translation.

Edit page to create multiple language versions

  • Step 1: Navigate to the page you want multiple language versions of and click "Edit" to go into edit mode.
  • Step 2: In the top right click once on the icon for the language version you want to create. (See list of language icons.)
    • This will switch from the original language version to another language version of the page.
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  • Step 3: Add the page title and content in the language you have selected.
    • You can switch between language versions while you edit by clicking any of the language icons.
  • Step 4: Click "Save" at the top of the page.

Create multilingual versions using auto-translate

In order to complete this step you need to already have created the page with a title and content in at least one language.
  • Step 1: Navigate to the page you want multiple language versions of and click "Edit" to go into edit mode.
  • Step 2: To the right of the language icons click "Translate" and select your initial and target languages from the list. The page will switch to that language version and the title and content will automatically fill in using that language.
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  • Step 3: Continue editing or click "Save" at the top of the page.
 

Hot intranet tip!

Avoid mismatched text & language versions

If the Spanish version of a page has English text and content then the fancy auto-translation and language auto-display features won't work!

Double-check your work when you are creating multilingual pages and make sure the language of the title and content you're writing matches the language version of the page you are editing.

For example, if you are editing the Spanish version of the page (ES) make sure not to write in English text. And if you are editing the English version (EN) be sure not to write in Spanish text.