By default, Manager will open and operate in English. If you prefer to work with Manager in a different language, you can easily switch.
Language is a global preference affecting all businesses you have created in Manager.
No matter which language you currently have selected, click the Preferences tab at the top of the Manager window; then click the
Choose your preferred language in the dropdown box that appears:
ClickUpdate. You should see the program in your selected language.
Northwind Traders moves to the Netherlands and decides to switch languages to Dutch. It follows the procedures described above and now sees information in the new language:
Manager implements translation via a lookup table including terms used in the program. This table covers predictable words, such as:
The table does not include content you enter anywhere in the program. Therefore, Manager will not translate:
Default, placeholder group and account names on the profit and loss statement side of your chart of accounts are special cases. Because these placeholder names are not control accounts and are not related to hard-coded program functions, they are treated as though they were created by the user. Therefore, they are not translated back and forth when the
Language preference is changed.
However, because they are present by default when a new business is created, their names are known in advance, and they are included in the translation table. So when they are first created, their names will be in the language set under Preferences. If you plan to operate a business in a certain language, set that as your preference before creating the business. The placeholder groups and accounts will be titled in your desired language. They will not, however, be translated later if you change language.
When a business operates in multiple languages, whether because customers or suppliers use different languages or because internal users do, a few ideas may be helpful:
Languagepreferences to fully understand the effect and make necessary adjustments. Explore all aspects of the program when doing this.