Office Web Apps and disabling Word translation service

Office Web Apps and disabling Word translation service

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Office Web Apps has a setting to enable translation services for Word documents.  Reference MSDN blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/alimaz/archive/2012/07/26/translating-office-documents-using-office-web-apps-preview-and-microsoft-translator-service.aspx

By default the "TranslationEnabled" setting = False.  Unfortunately, if you do NOT want the Translate option to appear in the Word Web App >> File >> Info options, you need to take an extra step.


How to Disable Translation in Word Web App

There is an .ini file in the root Office Web Apps Server directory (\Program Files\Microsoft Office Web Apps\WebWordViewer) called Settings_service.ini.  Open that .ini in Notepad and edit this line:

; The switch to turn the word viewer translation feature on/off in the datacenter
WordViewerTranslationIsEnabled=(System.Boolean)True


to this instead:

WordViewerTranslationIsEnabled=(System.Boolean)False


Afterwards, restart the Office Web Apps service via Powershell:  Restart-service wacsm

Result: 
The Word Web App will no longer provide the option to translate the document.

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  • Hi, is possible do this with Save As... option??

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