After adding new languages to your questionnaire, the corresponding translations need to be added. This article will take you through the steps of setting this up.
First, double check to see if your primary language indicates the correct language. In the process of adding additional languages, you have already selected the preferred languages that you want to present to your respondents. In this example, we have added Dutch, German and French. The red X underneath each language indicates that the translations are not available yet.
Export the questionnaire
Now, you are going to create an export file of the questionnaire that can be used for the translation.
Click on the Export File button. An Excel file is created and saved to your computer.
Add the translation to the Excel file
There are multiple columns present in your Excel file, as illustrated below.
The first column always contain the Keys. These Keys refers to the corresponding questions, options, etc. that are present within your questionnaire. It is used as a unique identifier for that specific part of your questionnaire.
The column with your primary language offers all the texts that need to be translated in order for your additional language to function properly.
The empty columns are there to be filled with the corresponding translations, matching the language that is in the header. You can now go ahead and fill this file with your translations.
Upload your translations
Once your file is ready, it’s time to upload your translated texts into your questionnaire.
Click on the Upload & Import button. A pop-up will appear in which you can drag and drop your file, or click the gray area for the option to select the file from your computer.
Click or drag the excel file in to the popup.
After uploading your Excel file, the languages will show a green tick indicating that the upload is successful and that the translations are complete. Should there be some items missing in a translation, this will be indicated with a yellow exclamation icon, indicating that you need to review your translation.
If all your languages have a green check mark, you are set! Your languages are ready to be used in the questionnaire.