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In this tooltip, we shall see how to create and work with project templates. Project templates are extremely useful if you have to repeatedly create projects with the same settings. Imagine you have to frequently translate MS Word documents from English into 4 different target languages for a specific client. You always use the same reference repository, the same dictionaries, the same pretranslation and segmentation options etc.
The segment filter in Transit NXT is a very handy feature that allows you to show or hide subsets of a document. As a translator, for example, you can display only the segments with a very high fuzzy match value and translate these first, a procedure that will boost your productivity. Or as a proof-reader or project manager, you may want to first look at the segments that contain translator's queries in the notes window.
Notes is a very useful and practical feature provided by Transit NXT. As a project manager, you can enter notes in the "Source" field of the Notes window to draw the translator's attention on particular segments. And as a translator, you can enter notes in the "Target" field of the Notes window for pretranslated segments for example, or point out instances of unclear wording in the source text. Lets see how this works.
Translating into R2L languages like Arabic, Hebrew, etc. requires special care, especially when some segments are bidirectional, i.e., they contain both R2L and L2R sequences of text like the one shown below:
This is the first in a new series of mini posts about helpful keyboard shortcuts and macros, both designed to abbreviate the execution of commands that usually take several clicks to carry them out. We will present the most common ones to you so as to speed up your daily work with Transit and make it easier.
But why shortcuts or macros in the first place?
Welcome to a new tooltip about Transit NXT. In this tooltip we will see how to integrate data coming from a source other than Transit NXT into your translation memory and the role that exchange standards play in that. Let's see a simple case. Imagine a client has asked you to translate the new version (v. 2.0) of a document that was already translated by someone else into your target language.
Ever did a translation in one language combination that you wanted to use as reference material of a new translation in the opposite language combination? That's very easy. In a nutshell, you must open the language pair from a project having the opposite language combination and change the status for all the segments in the source file. If you want to see what needs to be done in more detail, keep on reading.
Welcome to this new tooltip about markup (estimated reading time: 5 min). Here I will explain how you can apply markup in your translation as you move on through the text, and which one is the method that I would recommend among the possible ones.