Exporting a translation file from a Parent Course in Variations Manager

To begin creating language Variations of a Parent Course, you’ll need to export a translation file from Variations Manager. The file is an export from the Parent Course and will contain all of its text content. 

Translation files can be exported in CSV or XLIFF format. If you're not sure which one is right for you, see CSV translation files and XLIFF 1.2 translation files for more information.

Tip: You can also export the Parent Course’s translation file from its Configure tab. For more information about this, see Exporting a translation file from a Project.


Exporting the Parent course's translation file

1. Go to Variations Manager:


2. Then select Export Translation:


3. Select your preferred file format – XLIFF 1.2 or CSV:


4. Then select what you’d like to be included in your translation file. If you are making your first export, you’ll need to select Everything:


5. Select Download to export your file.

A guide to the export options

  • If you only want to include the edits or additions that have been made since the file was last exported, select Changes since your last export. You might want to use this if you have previously exported a file and created Variations from that export but you have made changes to your Parent since then that need to be translated. This option will enable you to translate only the changes rather than translating the entire file again. 
  • Unchecking Include Page titles will mean that page titles are not included in your export. This may be useful if your page titles aren't visible to your learners in the course and so don't need to be translated.
  • Unchecking Include Interactive Elements will mean that Theme translations will not be included in the export. Theme translations are lines of text that are an inherent part of a Project or its parts. To find out more about Theme translations, see our CSV or XLIFF guides. 


Next Steps 

Once you've exported your translation file, you can begin translating the content inside. Once the content inside the files have been translated, you can use them to create your Variations.


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