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The import option that we will see today is very useful for project managers. Imagine you've received a huge file from a client, but are asked to translate only some parts of it. You might consider the option of copying the part to be translated to another file and later copying back the translation into the original file which might be risky or not possible at all for advanced file formats like Adobe FrameMaker, for example. The new Service Pack brings an excellent solution for this! You as a project manager can import the entire file in Transit, you just have to tell Transit what needs to be translated and Transit will take care of the rest for you.
In one of the tooltips, we learnt how to convert language pairs into the standard TMX format. The new Service Pack includes the following additional useful features for this conversion process. These new features give you added productivity, more efficiency and added quality control:
Generating statistics for multilingual projects is a tiresome exercise if you have to generate them for each language separately. Just imagine the time you can save if you generate the statistics for a project with 20 target languages all in one go. With Transit NXT SP7, you can now save the statistics for all target languages of a multilingual project in one single file or separate files in Excel, HTML or other formats provided by Transit NXT.
Semantic and structural context are of vital importance for the correct translation of segments. For this reason, translators often switch back and fourth between the original file and the CAT tool in order to better understand the context in which a segment appears.
Transit NXT makes its user interface available in nine different languages: Chinese, Czech, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish and Swedish. If you selected a user interface language during installation and are now wondering about how to change it, here is a quick and easy way to do that.
Select User preferences from the Transit button as shown in the figure below:
Inserting Unicode characters or special symbols by means of the keyboard is usually complicated. To simplify this, Transit NXT provides you with a character map to insert any symbol or character into your translation.
To insert a Unicode character, place the cursor at the position where you want to insert the desired character and select Edit | Text | Character map as shown in the screenshot below:
Using keyboard shortcuts always helps you boost your productivity. While translating, you often need to move the cursor to a particular position several times. The following shortcuts will help you increase your speed during translation and thereby optimize your time as much as possible.
In this tooltip, we shall learn how to automatically switch between keyboard layouts while translating in Transit NXT. You may have defined several input languages in Windows to make it possible to enter text in different languages using the respective keyboard layout. The currently selected input language is indicated in the Windows taskbar as seen in the screenshot below:
Working with markup ID's can be quite tedious especially if the segments have a lot of markups. And it is not possible to avoid markups because if they are not inserted correctly, you may not be able to export your file. Therefore markups require special care while translation. Let's first understand what a markup ID is.
Short cuts – Nº 5 : Using AutoText to insert frequently occurring text while translating in Transit NXT
Do you often translate documents with long syntagmas that cannot be considered terminology and cannot be retrieved easily from the memory either? Imagine you have many occurrences of the syntagma "Halten Sie die Maustaste gedrückt" in your source and need to insert "Press and hold the mouse button" in the target.