Can I translate texts in Google Docs with DeepL?
Yes, you can use the DeepL browser extensions for Chrome, Microsoft Edge, or Firefox to translate texts directly in Google Docs.
You just need to make sure that you have added the DeepL browser extension for Chrome, Microsoft Edge, or Firefox to your browser. More information about how to add the extension to your browsers can be found in this article.
Translating your reading
To translate text you're reading in a Google document, you must first select it. Once you have selected the text, you have two options: You can either press the keyboard shortcut (⇧+⌘+Y for Mac / Ctrl+Shift+Y for Windows) or click the DeepL icon that appears on the right side of your Google document. You can customize the shortcut or turn the DeepL icon off/on at any time in the settings of the browser extension.
The translation will then appear in a small window on top of the Google document. Here you can do the following:
- Choose or change the target language
- Listen to the original text or the translation
- Copy the translation to your clipboard
- View dictionary entries for the selected text (only for single words at a time)
Translating your writing
To replace text in a Google document with its translation, follow the same steps as translating text to read first: First select the text, then press the keyboard shortcut (⇧+⌘+Y for Mac / Ctrl+Shift+Y for Windows) or click the DeepL icon to open the translation in a small window on top of your Google document.
Click on the Replace in document button on the bottom right corner of the DeepL window. The translation will replace the selected text in your Google document.
If you want to see alternative translations for the selected text, click on See alternatives at DeepL.com. You will be forwarded to our web translator.
You can also use DeepL Write in Google Docs to improve your written text (available for English and German only). You can find more information about DeepL Write in Google Docs in this article.