Excel spreadsheet translation commands

Extract translatable text from cells and textboxes for external translation, and translate the spreadsheet with the resulting translation table once it is translated.

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Extract Translatable Text and Translate using Translation Table tools provide an easy workflow for translating all translatable text (cell values and textbox contents without repetitions) using a CAT tool or with the help of a standard two-column translation table.

Extract Translatable Text dialogue

Preparing to extract translatable text from cells and textboxes in Tools worksheet of the current spreadsheet


  • Extract all translatable text (cell values & text from textboxes) from the current workbook.
  • Do not extract repetitions (useful for large reports with lots of repeating cells).
  • Create a translation table in Excel or Word format.
  • Translate cell values & textbox contents with the extracted translation table once it has been translated.
  • Use a special option to extract visible cell text instead of formulas.
  • Use a special option to extract / translate text only from cells that have a specific text color.
  • Process selected worksheets or selected cells only.

Spreadsheet translation tools in action: screenshots

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How to extract translatable text
Sample translation table after extraction
Translating the spreadsheet
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