How to Export and Import Translations in Adobe Experience Manager

August 23, 2018

Adobe Experience Manager (AEM) is a complete web content management system (WCMS), which allows clients to export content for translation and import back in through its interface. In AEM, when users start the translation process, a copy of the root of the content to be translated is created in the target language root, which will be updated after the translation process has finished. Users can also add more content to be translated or update a specific group of assets that were previously translated. Additionally, users can work on content without creating a translation project, but for this blog, we will focus on the creation and workflow of translation projects.

Copying Assets to New Languages


When you are creating a copy of content in a new language, you will have three options:


  • Create structure only. (Create a copy for the new language but not a translation project.)
  • Create a new translation project.
  • Add to an existing translation project.

Adding Assets by Creating a New Translation Project

1. In the Assets UI, select the source folder for which you want to create a language copy.

2. Open the References panel and click Language Copies under Copies.


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3. Click Create & Translate at the bottom.


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4. From the Target Languages list, select the language(s) for which you want to create a folder structure.


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5. From the Project list:


a. If you are adding a new translation project:


i. Select Create a new translation project.


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ii. In the Project Title field enter a title for the project.


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iii. Click Create. Assets from the source folder are copied to the target folders for the locales you selected in step 4.


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b. If you are adding assets to a previously created translation project, select Add to existing translation project, then select the project where you need to add those assets.


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6. To navigate to the folder, select the language copy and click Reveal in Assets.


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7. Navigate to the Projects console. The translation folder is copied to the Projects console.


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8. Open the folder to view the translation project.


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9. Click the project to open the details page.


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10. To view the status of the translation job, click the ellipsis at the bottom of the Translation Job tile.


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Exporting Translations


When you want to translate content with a translation provider that is not integrated with an AEM connector, export the translations by clicking the Export button under the drop-down menu in the Translation Job tile from the Translation Project. There can be many Translation Jobs for the same Translation Project.

Importing Translations


You can import translated content that is sent by a translation provider but is not integrated with AEM via a connector. To do this, import the file by clicking on the Import button under the drop-down menu in the Translation Job tile from the Translation Project.

Further GPI Resources on Website Development


Globalization Partners International (GPI) frequently assists customers with multilingual website design, development and deployment, and has developed a suite of globalization tools to help you achieve your multilingual website localization project goals. You can explore them under the Translation tools and Portals section of our website. You may also find some of the following articles and links useful:



For more information or help with your next website translation project, please do not hesitate to contact us via e-mail at, or by phone at (866) 272-5874, or by requesting a free web translation quote on your next website translation project.

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Fernando is a Spanish native speaker from San Nicolás de los Arroyos, Argentina. He lives in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, and is learning Portuguese. He is a passionate worker in technology and enjoys connecting people and building long term good relationships, working on it every day. He has 10 years of experience in software/websites engineering with C#, ASP.Net, PHP, SQL Server, Oracle, JavaScript and several frameworks and likes to focus on user experience.