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Documentation on how to translate software with POEditor

To edit a spreadsheet online, you need to have an account at POEditor (it's free and takes just a few seconds to register) and follow these steps.

  1. Add a new project in your Dashboard.
  2. Add a language to the project and then import the XLS file, using the Import Terms button.

    Import strings (Project page) - POEditor localization tool

    Choose in the import options to 'Also import translations in...' the language you've just added.

    Import terms and translations (Import terms page) - POEditor Localization Tool

    This language will automatically be set as your project's Default Reference Language after you import the translations. You can change the DRL in Project Settings.

  3. Add more languages to the project and manage their translation, with the optional help of contributors.

  4. When you're done editing the strings, use the Export button in the Language page to download a localized XLS file.

    Export localized file (Language page) - POEditor Localization Tool

Note: Creating a first project launches a Free Trial, which increases the account's limit from 1000 strings to 30 000. When the trial period is over, the free account can still be used up to 1000 strings.