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How to Translate Coda Docs

Content in Coda can be translated by browser features or plug-ins, if the content is not editable. To make sure a doc can be translated, share the doc read-only or apply locking to the doc or pages that need to be translated.

Step 1: Make sure your doc is locked or shared in read-only

Ensure that the page you wish to translate is locked in read-only or interact only with edit page text turned off. You can tell if a doc is locked by the
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Icon in the upper right hand corner of your doc.
To set up locking on your doc, click on the gear icon in the upper right corner of your doc. Then select Locking from the options. You can choose to lock individual pages or set a default that applies to the entire doc. You can .

Step 2: Access your browser’s translate functionality or plug-in

Once your doc is locked, you should be able to translate via your browser. If using Chrome, right-click anywhere on the page and select Translate from the drop down menu. Learn more about translating with Chrome


What happens if the doc is not locked?

If the doc is not locked, the translate feature will not fully translate the page or may cause irregular page/browser behavior.

What happens if I try to edit the doc?

Editing pages is not possible while using translate plugins with Coda, since the doc must be locked in order to translate. If you attempt to unlock and edit the page while using the translate plugin, the translation will break.

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