Translations are made easy in MX Studio with the help of exporting and importing spreadsheets with the approved languages into the tool. Languages determined for usage in Media Manager are chosen within Media Manager (General - Account - Content Languages).
How to start:
Categories, subcategories, and supplemental content should be created in the original language that the virtual product was created in (MX Studio automatically defaults to English).
Next, click on the "Language" tab at the top of the page. A drop down will show export, import, and language options. Click on "Export". The checked language will show which categories and subcategories users are viewing in which language. In the below example, the language is English.
When users click "Export", a spreadsheet will download. Once it is finished, he or she can open in the choice of program (Excel, Numbers, etc). The spreadsheet will have a number of columns labeled according to "Type" and "Language". The columns are explained below:
Type: This will tell users the location of the verbiage to translate. For example, users will see that there is a Category titled "Front". ** Subcategories are recognized as Categories in the spreadsheet. Any content added into Modals, Fly Outs, and Centerpieces are recognized as Content.
EN: This column shows you the titles & sentences that were added to the English VPT, added as part of the export process.
ES (red arrow above): This column is where the Spanish translations should be entered. For the sake of this example, we will use Spanish as the language we will translate to. Languages approved for translation will appear consecutively as users scroll to the right.
When users are translating, he or she will need to enter the translations in the same line as the corresponding English entries.
Once the translations have been entered, users will want to export the spreadsheet to one of the following:
.csv (unicode encoding) -- Preferred
.txt (unicode encoding)
To do so, go to "File" and then click on "Export".
The first example is from Numbers on Mac:
The second example is from Excel. Users will see the different types of files that they can export this file to:
Once users save the file, open the VPT once more. Click on the "Language" tab and select "Import".
Select the file and click "Open".
To view your translations, select the language that was imported:
Users will now sees their categories translated:
You can view the fly outs in the subcategories to compare the translations:
Users will want to repeat the above steps to add translations in other approved languages. If a language is not seen in the drop down, users will want to reference the General - Account - Content Languages section in Media Manager to add that language as an option in MX Studio.