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Guidelines for Submitting Translation Requests
All documents requested for translation must be submitted through the Translation Request System (TRS). Documents submitted via emails cannot be honored.
Requests for written translation must be submitted through TRS at least 10 business days prior to the due date.
The content should be written in clear, succinct, unambiguous language with correct spelling and grammar.
Use simple language that can easily be translated into different languages. Do not use colloquialisms, legal or technical language.
Meaningful segments should never be separated by returns (hard or soft), section breaks, column breaks, page breaks, or table cells.
Use underlining and a single tab or, preferably, lower borders in tables to create fill-in blanks for forms. Do NOT use underscores.
Use a table for columns of information, not tabs. This will make it easier to preserve meaningful segments intact, both for translation and for editing in English. If tabs are necessary in a line or series of lines, do not use multiple tabs to place the text where it needs to go, but rather reset the tab to where the text needs to go so only one tab is necessary from one column to the next.
MS Word documents submitted for translation have to be created originally using MS Word. Word documents converted from Pdf often adversely affect the Translation Management System (TMS).
Supported File Types
Microsoft Word 2003
Microsoft Word 2007
Microsoft Excel 2003
Microsoft Excel 2007
Microsoft PowerPoint 1997 - 2003
Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 - 2010
(Please export content to a Word file.)
(Only for IEPs.)