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Lean Tools, Training, and Systems

Language Translations

for global continuous improvement teams that speak multiple languages

1) How to change the language for

Training web pages (like this one)

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It slows down our web pages too much to provide the Google Translate widget on every Systems2win training page, but we provide it on this page — so you can see how it works.

If you like it —

then follow the instructions below to use Google Translate with any of the 200+ Systems2win web pages that have training for kaizen, lean, and six sigma process improvement.


How to use Google Translate

In the address bar at the top of your browser...

copy the URL for the web page that you want to translate

In a new browser window, go to Google Translate

In the left side...

1. Paste the URL for the web page that you want to translate

Google Translate

Also watch the Translations video

In the right side...

2. Select your desired language

3. Click the hyperlink, which will open the translated page

To turn it off

To switch back to English, it is best to close the entire Google Translate tool bar.

so that you are viewing the original web page, rather than Google's (non-secure) translation.

Google keeps changing and hiding the ability to close their Translate tool bar,
so the surest way is to simply re-open the original web page
(which is why we suggest to use Google Translate in a new browser window)

2) How to translate

Word or PDF documents

Same as above, but rather than pasting the URL for a web page,

click the link to 'Translate a document', then use the button to 'Browse' to select your document to translate then select your desired language, and click the button to 'Translate'

Translate a document

3) How to translate Video captions

On any video page...

The (large) video at the top of the page has English-only captions.

To view translated captions:

  1. View the page in it's original (untranslated) format. (YouTube videos cannot be viewed from a page rendered using Google Translate - even if you click the button for 'View Original'. You must view the page without Google Translate.)
  2. Scroll down to find the (small) YouTube video.
  3. Click the 'start' arrow to start playing the video
  4. Click the square box icon in the bottom right of the window to maximize the video to full screen
  5. Click the 'CC' icon at the bottom of the video frame to activate Closed Captions
  6. Click the 'Settings' icon (round gear-like image)
  7. Select the dropdown menu beside 'Subtitles/CC'
  8. Select 'Auto-Translate' (or Translate Captions')
  9. In the new window, scroll to select your desired language
  10. Click 'OK'
Video language translations

Also watch the Translations video

4) How to change the language for

a Systems2win Excel template

If your company has purchased language translations...

then in the Systems2win menu, click 'Translations and Substitutions'> 'Select Translations and Substitute Phrases for THIS Template'

Systems2win menu > Translations and Substitutions

And then select from the dropdown list of available languages.

Instantly, every sheet in the workbook now shows your chosen translation.

Tip: When you download your free trial templates,

you can switch between English and Spanish, to see for yourself how this feature works.


5) How to change the language for

the Systems2win Menu

and dialogs, and error messages

In the Systems2win menu in the Excel Ribbon bar, select Translations & Substitutions> Select Language for the Systems2win Menu & Dialogs

Systems2win menu > Select Language


Even if you have not purchased a language translation, you can still change the language of your Systems2win menu

If you need to change a large number of users, then see our instructions for how to get it done faster

If you are using an older version, and get an error saying you don't have sufficient permissions...

then see advanced training

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If you are a leader of an international team

be sure to individually

train every one of your users

for everything taught on this page

(perhaps using your TWI Job Instructions template)






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