Do you need a quiz in multiple languages? Quizmaker 360's translation features can help with that.

  1. Export the Original Text
  2. Translate the Exported Text
  3. Import the Translated Text
  4. Localize the Quizmaker Player

Step 1: Export the Original Text

First, export a copy of the text from your Quizmaker project. Go to the File tab on the Quizmaker ribbon, scroll to Translation, and select one of these export options:

Export to XLIFF:

This is a file format commonly used for translation services and computer programs.

  1. Give your file a name and click the ellipsis to select the location where you want to save it.
  2. Choose the Source Language that you used to create the course.
  3. Choose the XLIFF Version required for your translation service or program, either 1.2 or 2.0.
  4. Click OK to complete the export process.

Export to Word:

Use this file format if you're translating text manually. It's easier to read than XLIFF (which is formatted for computer programs).

  1. Give your file a name and click the ellipsis to select the location where you want to save it.
  2. Mark the box to Include "Original Text" column for reference if you want to always see the text in its original language as you translate it.
  3. Click OK to complete the export process.

Step 2: Translate the Exported Text

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

Here are some important things to remember when translating content:

  • 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.

Quizmaker 360 text exported to a Microsoft Word document for translation

Step 3: Import the Translated Text

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

  1. Create a copy of your original project file to contain the new language and open it in Quizmaker.
  2. Go to the File tab on the Quizmaker ribbon, scroll to Translation, and select Import.
  3. Browse to the Word document or XLIFF 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, messages, and other player elements for different languages.