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If you often receive translation memories in TMX format and are wondering about how to use them in Transit, here is a quick way to convert them into language pairs to be used in Transit NXT as reference material.
Select TMX interface | Import TMX from the Reference material button in the resource bar as shown in the figure below:
In this tooltip we will see how to use the Dual Concordance search feature offered by Transit NXT. This feature is extremely useful for translators as it provides a wide variety of options to search for a specific term or a phrase in the reference material or in the file currently being translated. As the name 'dual' suggests, you can search for both source and target language term/phrase. You can also personalize the dual concordance search settings.
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:
The Proofreading mode is very useful for you as a reviewer or a project manager to review a translated file. Working in the Proofreading mode allows you to review specific segments of a file in which segments have been assigned different statuses. You can of course use the segment filter provided by Transit NXT, but the Proofreading mode automatically takes you to those segments that have to be reviewed instead of you having to filter segments manually.
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:
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.
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 will see how to work with translation and reference extracts. Working with extracts helps reduce the size of the project files to be translated which is of great advantage if you have to send across projects for translation. You can create translation extracts as well as reference extracts. Let's learn how to create extracts and also see how we can benefit from them.
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:
In the previous tooltip, we saw how to insert markups 'on the fly'. Let's explore some more options for making sure that all markups are in place before exporting the document. Transit NXT provides you with an option of checking markups after translation.