With the translate function, ExamView Test Generator automatically builds a new test using an alternate language question bank. The software does not actually translate a test. It simply finds and selects the matching questions from the alternate question bank(s).
Translating a Test
The Translate Test command appears in the menu only if the publisher-prepared banks include banks for multiple languages (e.g., English and Spanish).
- Open ExamView Test Generator.
- Open an existing test or build a new one.
- Save the test.
- Click Test from the menu bar and select Translate Test to (language).
If necessary, you may have to identify the location of the question bank file(s).
Translate Test Command Best Practices
- For best results, do not edit any questions or add new ones to the publisher-supplied question banks. If, for example, you edit a question in an English question bank, the equivalent question in the Spanish bank is not updated. This same rule applies for new questions you add to a question bank.
- Any changes you make to questions on a test or new questions you add will not be reflected in a “translated” test. If you edit a question on a test, it is necessary to make the same edits once the “translated” test appears.
- If you want to add your own questions, create a completely new question bank. When you create a test that includes your own questions, the program will not be able to “translate” those questions. ExamView Test Generator will display a message letting you know if it could not “translate” some of the questions. You can then manually add those questions to the test.
- If you accidentally change a question bank, it may be best to re-install the question bank(s). You may need to delete any question bank files you changed for the installer to correctly update the question bank files.
- Once installed, do not change the folder names for the question banks as the program may not be able to locate the alternate language files.