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Google Docs

Seamlessly manage translations with our Google Docs plugin. Get content translated in Smartcat and automatically create multilingual Google Docs with ease.

How to set up the Smartcat Google Docs integration

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Set up a Drive folder for your original documents and add the URL into Smartcat.

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Select your preferred languages and workflow settings.

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Initiate the sync.

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Translate files with Smartcat AI.

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New Google Docs in your required languages are instantly created.

Save time with automatic Google Docs translations

Automation of manual tasks

Eliminate document download/upload steps for more efficient translation.

Fast turnaround time

AI translation generates human-quality translations instantly.

Enhanced quality

Leverage translation memory and glossary features for consistent, high-quality translations.

Secure collaboration

Work with vetted Smartcat Marketplace linguists without exposing the original file.

Real-time updates

New content automatically syncs between both platforms.

Google Docs integration drives efficiency for numerous roles

Marketing Managers

Create and translate content seamlessly, collaborating securely with vetted linguists.

L&D Managers

Translate corporate learning content, maintaining consistent terminology.

eCommerce Managers

Ensure brand consistency with localized eCommerce descriptions and secure collaboration.

Don’t just take our word for it

We relied on email, including the constant back-and-forth with translation agencies. All the agency files were delivered in Excel, and we didn’t have consistency for the storage and retrieval of the translated files.

Shawn Newton, Sr.

Senior Creative Operations Analyst

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Google Docs integration?

Google Docs integration is a feature that allows you to connect and synchronize your Google Docs with another platform. In the context of Smartcat, it means that you can seamlessly connect your Google Docs to Smartcat to automatically pull your content for translation and push it back when translated, all without the need for manual downloading and uploading.

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How does this integration automate manual tasks and save time?

The integration eliminates the need for manual downloading and uploading of documents. Say goodbye to tedious file handling and focus on the translation process itself. Smartcat’s AI translation generates human quality translations instantly within Google Docs while maintaining data security. When time is critical, this feature provides a quick draft that human reviewers can further refine. You save valuable time during the translation process by eliminating the need to switch between different tools.

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How does this integration handle changes in the original content?

The integration is designed to handle changes in the original content efficiently. After the initial translation, it automatically detects any modifications made to the original document in Google Docs. It then revises the translated content accordingly, ensuring that your translations are always up-to-date with the original content. This eliminates the need to manually track and implement changes, saving you time and effort.

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How can I ensure high-quality translations using this integration?

Yes, the Google Docs integration allows for high-quality translations using translation memory and glossary features for consistency and accuracy. It also supports localizing Google Docs using AI translation, followed by human review for refinement. Additionally, the integration enables the use of Smartcat's machine translation for quick, preliminary drafts, which can later be perfected by human translators.

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Can I have my translators work on a project using this integration?

Yes. With this integration you can easily bring your translators onto any project via the Google Docs integration. The platform allows you to assign tasks, manage workflows, and collaborate effectively with your translators. Importantly, this can be done without transferring, or having to make a copy of, your original content, ensuring the security and confidentiality of your documents. And if you require expert linguists, you can always hire and collaborate directly with vetted professional Smartcat Marketplace translators.

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Is Smartcat secure?

Certainly! Smartcat prioritizes security to safeguard user data and sensitive information. We employ secure cloud storage, guarantee data confidentiality, utilize top-level data centers, ensure payment security, implement encryption protocols, maintain database backups, enforce centralized user access control, and adhere to internal security policies. These measures collectively protect sensitive content during collaboration and translation, ensuring a safe, highly secure, and efficient experience for all organizations and users.

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What is the Google Docs integration?

Google Docs integration is a feature that allows you to connect and synchronize your Google Docs with another platform. In the context of Smartcat, it means you can seamlessly connect your Google Docs to Smartcat to automatically pull your content for translation and push it back when translated, all without the need for manual downloading and uploading.

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How does this integration automate manual tasks?

The Smartcat Google integration works by pulling your documents from a specific Google Drive folder to Smartcat, either manually or automatically on a schedule. After setting up the integration, you can use Smartcat’s features to manage your localization project. Once the translation is complete, you can push the translated files back to your Google Drive with a button click or on a schedule.

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How can I localize my Google Docs with AI translation and human reviewers?

With Smartcat's Google Docs integration, you can utilize Smartcat’s machine translation capabilities to produce a quick and rough translation of your content. You can then set up hybrid machine-human translation workflows, where human reviewers can refine and perfect the machine-translated content. This allows you to leverage the speed of AI translation while maintaining human translation quality.

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How does the integration handle changes in the original content?

After the initial translation, the integration automatically detects any modifications made to the original document in Google Docs. It then revises the translated content accordingly, ensuring that your translations are always up-to-date with the original content. This eliminates the need to track and implement changes manually, saving time and effort.

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Can I use machine translation with this integration?

Absolutely! The integration allows you to utilize Smartcat's advanced AI translation capabilities. This feature can generate a quick, preliminary translation draft of your content. It's particularly useful when you need a fast turnaround or when the content is too voluminous for immediate human translation. Remember, you can always refine these AI translations later with human reviewers for optimal quality and accuracy.

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Can I have my translators work on a project?

Yes, with this integration, you can easily bring your translators onto any project within Smartcat. The platform allows you to assign tasks, manage workflows, and collaborate effectively with your translators. Importantly, this can be done without exposing your original content, ensuring the security and confidentiality of your documents.

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What is the benefit of using translation memory and glossary features?

Using translation memory and glossary features greatly enhances the consistency and quality of your translations. Translation memory stores previously translated phrases or sentences, which can be reused in future translations, ensuring consistency across all your documents. The glossary feature lets you define key terms and their translations, ensuring they are translated accurately and consistently throughout your content. Together, these features reduce the need for repeated translations, saving you both time and money.

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How can this integration save me time and money?

The Google Docs integration with Smartcat streamlines your translation process by automating many manual tasks. It eliminates the need to download and upload documents for translation, saving significant time. The integration supports Smartcat AI translation and the use of translation memory and glossary features, which can reduce the need for repeated translations, thereby saving you money. Moreover, real-time updates and automatic syncing between platforms ensure that your translations are always current, reducing the potential for costly errors or rework.

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