Bilingual Readers

One style of doing a Reader is bilingual - either Latin-English (two duplicate pages), or Latin-English-Latin (three duplicate pages). After you've created your Latin reader, it just takes a few minutes to create a bilingual version! You can see some examples bilingual readers by searching the Tar Heel Reader site for the tags "latin" and "bilingual" - here are the bilingual that people have contributed so far:

NOTE: You can also create other versions of readers written by other authors, not just your own. So if you want to create a bilingual version of a reader currently only in Latin that someone else has written, you can do that. You can also create new versions with macrons (if an existing version does not have macrons and you want to add them), and so on - ad infinitum.

Here's how to create a new version of an existing reader:

1. Select reader to begin. Click on the reader you want to work with. Then, click on the Setup icon in the upper left-hand corner of the page.

2. Create new version. Then, scroll down the page to the "Translating and Rewriting" section, and click on the link to Create a new version of this book, as shown below.

3. Give your new reader a title. Modify the existing title of the reader so that people will recognize that yours is a bilingual style reader.

4. Duplicate or triplicate your pages. You'll now see an editing screen which will allow you to create multiple versions of the pages. To duplicate a page, just hold down the CONTROL key while you drag-and-drop the page. If you want to create three copies of each page, repeat the process twice for each page.

5. Insert English translation. Now you can go back through your reader and type over the Latin to create an English version of each page.

6. Modify tags. Check on the tags, and add "bilingual" as a tag (the reader is probably already tagged as "latin").

That's it! You can preview your book to make sure it all looks good to you - and then publish!

If you have other ideas about how to create bilingual readers, share your comments below!

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