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    Jul 12, 2009
    I cannot copy/paste from TextEdit to OS X's language translator - help!
    I copied 10 pages of text from a PC game walkthrough that's written only in Italian, and first, I tried d/l apple's free language translator widget for my OS X's dashboard, tried to copy this Italian text from my TextEdit document that I saved it on, and paste it into this widget, but it wouldn't do anything. Then I saw (as I discovered for the first time since I got my MBP a year ago) my array of dashboard widgets, including the built-in language translator of OS X. Next, I again tried to copy/paste this Italin text onto my OS X's built-in translator, but still nothing happened.

    How exactly am I supposed to use these language translators with this text?
    Step-by-step, please?

    Please bear with me, I'm still learning how to use the marvels of a mac, I'm a first time mac user, having gotten my first mac a year ago..

    Thanks in advance.

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    May 18, 2008
    Amberley, Canterbury, New Zealand
    MacMini 4.1, OS 10.11 and 10.6; Macbook Pro 8.2, OS 10.12, MacBook 4.1, OS 10.6.8
    You may want to try Google's translator instead.

    I'm not at my usual computer with the translator widget, but I remember trying to translate a page of German text, and the widget wouldn't do it. It would handle short phrases, a sentence maybe, but a page of text seemed to stall it.
    Please post your Mac (or other) specs and MacOS version in your post, your profile or your signature. It helps us to help you better.

    I'm leaving now to go and find myself. If I should return before I get back, please ask me to wait.

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    Jul 12, 2009
    Quote Originally Posted by hughvane View Post
    You may want to try Google's translator instead.
    Where do I get Google's translator? Is it free? How do I use it?

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