Quick translation

(Translating words and phrases from other applications: Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Microsoft Outlook, Notepad, etc.)

Instead of typing you query in the Edit Line, you can translate it directly from your current application by using Lingvo’s Magic Keys - without starting ABBYY Lingvo 9.0.

To translate a word or phrase from another application:

By default, ABBYY Lingvo 9.0 will use the current pair of languages set on the Language bar to translate your query word.

To change the translation direction:

The following options are available for the Magic Keys:

 To tune the Magic Keys:


  1. In Microsoft Office 2000/XP, pressing the Magic keys may cause the Clipboard Toolbar to appear. For more information on how to resolve this issue, please see Clipboard Toolbar. 
  2. You can switch between several open cards by pressing CTRL+TAB and CTRL+SHIFT+TAB.

Automatic language detection

When you use the Magic Keys to translate directly from other applications, Lingvo will determine the source language automatically. By default Lingvo Popular Dictionary will select the source language from the current pair of languages set on the Language bar.

You can tell the program to select the source language from the source languages of all the available dictionaries.

To do this: