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Quizmaker '13: Translating Quizzes

Do you need a quiz in multiple languages? Articulate Quizmaker's translation feature can help with that. Here's how:

Step 1: Export the Original Text

First, export a copy of the text from your Quizmaker project:

  1. Click the round Articulate button in the upper left corner, scroll to Translation, and select Export.
  2. Browse to the location where you'd like to save the exported text.
  3. Assign a File name to your document.
  4. Use the Save as type drop-down list to select one of the following formats:
    • Word Document (*.doc): If you’ll be translating the text manually, this is probably your best option.
    • Word Document with Reference Column (*.doc): This is the same document as above with an additional column, so you can always see the text in its original language.
    • XML Localization Interchange File Format (*.xliff): If you’ll be using a translation service or computer program, you may find this file format more useful.
  5. Click Save.

Step 2: Translate the Exported Text

After exporting the text from your quiz, use the resulting Word document or XML file to translate it into other languages. You can use professional translators, an online translation service, or a computer program.

If you’ll be translating the text manually, you'll probably want to use a Word document format. Here are some important things to remember:

  • Only modify text in the column titled Translate this column. Leave all other text unchanged.
  • Don't translate result slide variable references, such as %Results.ScorePoints%.
  • If you change the text formatting in any way (font, size, color, style, alignment, etc.), those changes will also be reflected in your quiz when you import the file back into Quizmaker.

If you'll be using a translation service or computer program, you may find the XML (*.xliff) file more useful.

Step 3: Import the Translated Text

When the translation is ready, import the Word document or XML file back into Quizmaker:

  1. Create a copy of your original quiz file to contain the new language and open it in Quizmaker.
  2. Click the round Articulate button in the upper left corner, scroll to Translation, and select Import.
  3. Browse to the Word document or XML file that contains the translated text and click Open.
  4. When you see the Congratulations message, click OK.
  5. Review the imported text to be sure it fits properly in your quiz and make adjustments as necessary. Some languages use longer words and phrases, so you may need to allow more room for the expanded text or reduce the font size.

Step 4: Localize the Quizmaker Player

While Quizmaker's translation feature lets you modify the slide content, you may also want to customize the player's text labels. Text labels let you localize buttons, tabs, messages, and other player elements for different languages.

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