Posted On: Jul 29, 2020

Amazon Translate – a fully managed neural machine translation service that delivers high-quality, and affordable language translation in fifty-five languages – is now supporting translation of Office open XML documents in docx, pptx, and xlsx format. Amazon Translate also increased the file size limit for each document in Batch Translation from 1 MB to 20 MB. Starting today, customers have the option to translate a large collection of docx, pptx, xlsx, HTML and plain text documents stored in a folder in Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) bucket using the new asynchronous Batch Translation service. This is in addition to the real-time (synchronous) translation service that is already available, giving you options that best fit your needs. 

Batch Translation is now available in seven regions - US East 1 (Northern Virginia), US East 2 (Ohio), US West 2 (Oregon), EU West 1 (Ireland), EU West 2 (London), EU Central 1 (Frankfurt), and Asia Pacific North East 2 (Seoul). 

Our asynchronous Batch Translation service accepts a batch of up to 5 GB in size per API call with each document not exceeding 20 MB in size, number of characters in each document not exceeding 1 million, and the number of documents in the S3 bucket folder not exceeding 1 million per batch. See Guidelines and Limits for more details.  

Read our blog for step by step instruction on translating document using Amazon Translate console, For more information using Batch Translation on Command Line Interface (CLI) and AWS SDKs visit Amazon Translate documentation.