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PointFire Translator Server – v2.0
Posted by Martin Laplante on 20 December 2019 04:36 PM
April 26, 2021
This is a supported release. It fixes several errors in v2.0.0 and is easier to install.
Please see the installation and configuration manual for details.
This version of PointFire Translator includes a command-line tool, a web interface, an app interface, and a Power Automate interface. After it is installed on a shared server, the PointFire Translator app, supports connecting to this server and translating using the user's own credential. It can be installed as a shared server or on the local workstation like previous versions of PointFire Translator. If installed as a workstation, only the user on that workstation can use it.
The PointFire Translator app will connect to the PointFire Translator service at the URL for which it has been configured, if it is running, but if it is absent it will fall back to using the SharePoint Online Machine Translation Service. PointFire Translator works with SharePoint Online (SPO), with OneDrive, and with SharePoint 2019. You can trigger a translation from a Power Automate flow, with some additional configuration.
The installer will give you the option to start PointFire Translator either in console mode, or to install it as a Windows service which can be always on. It will then open the browser interface on the local machine so that you can enter license keys and API keys, and optionally set credentials that it will store. In most cases, these credentials only need to be entered once, even if you are prompted for them later on.
If you install it as a Windows service, then we recommend that you open services.msc, find the PointFire Translator service, right-click to select Properties, then under the Log On tab, make sure that Allow service to interact with desktop is checked. Also, in Microsoft Word if it is installed on that computer, click File > Options > Advanced under the "General" heading, and please make sure that "Confirm file format conversion on open" option is disabled.
You need to get a Translator Text API key from Azure
The installation will prompt you for the following information:
If you want to use the Web interface, on the physical machine not remotely, or the script interface, you can use stored credentials, in which case it may also require:
⦁ SPO Username, which will be stored for later commands (not required for MFA)
You may skip these prompts, but you will have to issue the SetCredentials command later. If you are using Multi-Factor Authentication, then the Username and Password may not be required, however a dialog box will open to let you log in, and a new login may be required in later sessions.
PointFire Translator can be used from the command line using the TXFIRE exe, or from PowerShell, using scripts like the sample scripts that are provided. However it is easier to use it from the PointFire Translator app that runs on SharePoint. More details are here http://pointfire.com/products/add-ins/TranslatorManual.aspx
To install PointFire Translator, drag and drop the file PFT-Addin.app to your app catalog and add it to your site, the carry out the configuration steps described in the Translator Installation Manual.
New and Changed Features
⦁ Many improvements to AppReg.ps1 to make it easier and clearer to use, and difficult to enter incorrect parameters