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How to send content for translation in XTM from Google Sheets

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  1. Open a Google sheet. Click Add-ons and Get add-ons…
    Get addons...
  2. Search for “xtm”. Then, click “+ FREE” to install it in your Google account.
    XTM Connect for Google Sheets
  3. Install XTM Connect for Google Sheets. When you finish, select Open XTM Connect from the Add-ons menu.
    Open XTM Connect
  4. Enter details to connect with XTM.
    XTM Connection details
    The user who will be using XTM Connect has to be allowed to access XTM only through API or both the user Interface and API on the Users > User Editor > Access rights tab.
    User access rights
    You can find customer ID in XTM, Customers > Customer list.
    Customer ID in XTM
  5. If you want to translate content from specific columns, choose the columns option. Then, map source and text columns with their corresponding languages.
    Translation of columns
  6. The list of languages available for selection is based on customer’s settings.
    Customised language combinations
  7. Choose a project template and a due date. Choose the range of cells for translation and click Request translation. Note that any rows hidden manually or by filters applied, will be included in the scope.
    Select columns for translation
  8. The project has been created in XTM. Translation will be returned into the intended columns automatically upon completion. Alternatively, you can click Check for translation, to manually verify if translation has been finished.
    Check for translations
  9. The second options is to translate the entire active sheet. Click translate Sheet. Choose the active’s sheet source language, target languages, a project template and a due date, then click Request translation.
    Translation of sheet
  10. When the translation is finished, new sheets will be created, one for each language.