Wordfast Pro User Manual

Wordfast Pro User Manual
Online Help for Project Managers and
Translators
Copyright © Wordfast, LLC 2015. All rights reserved.
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Table of Contents
About Wordfast Pro 3 help ............................................................................................................................ 7
Purpose ..................................................................................................................................................... 7
Audience .................................................................................................................................................... 7
Organization .............................................................................................................................................. 7
Conventions ............................................................................................................................................... 8
Abbreviations and Acronyms ..................................................................................................................... 8
Getting started with Wordfast Pro ................................................................................................................. 9
System requirements ................................................................................................................................. 9
Installing and activating Wordfast Pro 3 .................................................................................................... 9
Opening Wordfast Pro 3 .......................................................................................................................... 10
Wordfast Pro 3 homepage....................................................................................................................... 11
PM perspective .................................................................................................................................... 12
TXML editor perspective ...................................................................................................................... 13
Using Project Manager plug-in .................................................................................................................... 17
Receiving files and conversion rules ....................................................................................................... 18
Setting up filters ....................................................................................................................................... 18
Selecting filter settings ......................................................................................................................... 20
Viewing default file filters ..................................................................................................................... 22
Adding new file filters ........................................................................................................................... 23
Adding a new text-based (XML) filter ................................................................................................... 25
Selecting FrameMaker filter preferences ............................................................................................. 28
Selecting ICML filter preferences ......................................................................................................... 30
Adding an Excel file filter ..................................................................................................................... 32
Adding a PowerPoint filter ................................................................................................................... 45
Adding a Word filter ............................................................................................................................. 47
Adding a SubRip Text filter .................................................................................................................. 51
Adding an IDML filter ........................................................................................................................... 55
Adding a Quark Documents filter ......................................................................................................... 59
Selecting INX filter preferences ........................................................................................................... 62
Analyzing files .......................................................................................................................................... 64
Selecting Analysis output option .......................................................................................................... 64
Analyzing files ...................................................................................................................................... 66
Extracting frequents ................................................................................................................................. 71
Populating frequents ................................................................................................................................ 74
Transcheck .............................................................................................................................................. 76
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Cleaning up and updating translation memory ........................................................................................ 85
Pseudotranslation .................................................................................................................................... 88
Bilingual Export ........................................................................................................................................ 93
Export Only... ....................................................................................................................................... 94
Export files for review........................................................................................................................... 97
Import reviewed files .......................................................................................................................... 101
Split/Merge TXML .................................................................................................................................. 103
Splitting TXML.................................................................................................................................... 105
Merge TXML ...................................................................................................................................... 106
Show/Hide 100% ................................................................................................................................... 107
Swap Source/Target .............................................................................................................................. 110
TXML editor menu options ........................................................................................................................ 115
File ......................................................................................................................................................... 115
Edit......................................................................................................................................................... 116
Translation Memory ............................................................................................................................... 118
Terminology ........................................................................................................................................... 119
Window .................................................................................................................................................. 120
Help ....................................................................................................................................................... 120
Managing projects ..................................................................................................................................... 121
Creating or opening a project ................................................................................................................ 121
Creating or opening a TM ...................................................................................................................... 125
Importing and exporting glossaries ....................................................................................................... 142
Importing a glossary........................................................................................................................... 143
Creating a new glossary .................................................................................................................... 144
Import into existing glossary .............................................................................................................. 144
Defining penalties .................................................................................................................................. 157
Defining color codes .............................................................................................................................. 159
Enabling spell check .............................................................................................................................. 163
Translating in a project .......................................................................................................................... 166
Opening a file ..................................................................................................................................... 166
Translating a file ................................................................................................................................. 168
Finding and replacing content ............................................................................................................ 171
Enabling translation options ............................................................................................................... 173
Enabling Machine Translation ........................................................................................................... 175
Enabling Auto-Propagation ................................................................................................................ 182
Enabling Auto-Suggest ...................................................................................................................... 184
Leveraging repetitive content ............................................................................................................. 186
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Working with TM ................................................................................................................................ 189
Working with terminology ................................................................................................................... 195
Working with tags ............................................................................................................................... 216
Editing source segment ..................................................................................................................... 222
Using Transcheck .............................................................................................................................. 224
Using Outline window ........................................................................................................................ 231
Viewing TXML Context ...................................................................................................................... 234
Using notes ........................................................................................................................................ 235
Viewing segment changes ................................................................................................................. 239
Using shortcut icons........................................................................................................................... 240
Modifying colors and fonts ................................................................................................................. 242
Confirming or Unconfirming segments .............................................................................................. 247
Saving a file ........................................................................................................................................... 248
Closing a file .......................................................................................................................................... 249
Deleting a project ................................................................................................................................... 249
Working with advanced options ................................................................................................................ 251
Selecting memory preferences .............................................................................................................. 251
Selecting AutoSave Preferences ........................................................................................................... 252
Defining segmentation settings ............................................................................................................. 253
Managing shortcut keys ......................................................................................................................... 256
Viewing shortcut keys ........................................................................................................................ 256
Managing licenses ................................................................................................................................. 264
Re-installing license certificate .......................................................................................................... 264
Verifying current license certificate .................................................................................................... 265
Updating Wordfast Pro 3 dictionaries .................................................................................................... 266
Accented characters and shortcuts ....................................................................................................... 267
Font mapping ......................................................................................................................................... 269
Troubleshooting errors .............................................................................................................................. 271
Working with Wordfast Aligner .................................................................................................................. 279
Using Wordfast Aligner .......................................................................................................................... 279
Basic Aligner menu options ................................................................................................................... 282
Using Aligner shortcut icons .................................................................................................................. 284
TM Administration perspective .................................................................................................................. 287
Using TM Administration perspective .................................................................................................... 287
Updating TM Administration preferences .......................................................................................... 287
Connecting to a remote TM ............................................................................................................... 289
Modifying TM content......................................................................................................................... 290
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Searching TUs ................................................................................................................................... 298
Reorganizing a local TM .................................................................................................................... 299
Basic menu options ............................................................................................................................... 300
Using shortcut icons .............................................................................................................................. 303
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Purpose
This online help will assist you in understanding and using Wordfast Professional (Wordfast Pro 3). It
contains step-by-step procedures of Wordfast Pro 3 functions.
Audience
This help is a reference for project managers and translators. The audience must be familiar with basic
translation terminologies.
Organization
The help is organized as follows:
Section
Contents
Section 1
Overview of Wordfast Pro 3 and workflows
providing a snapshot of Wordfast Pro 3
functions.
Section 2
Procedure for installing Wordfast Pro 3.
Section 3
Procedures for opening Wordfast Pro 3 and a
brief description of the PM and TXML editor
perspectives.
Section 4
Procedures for PM plug-in tasks.
Section 5
Information on basic menu options.
Section 6
Procedures for managing translation projects.
Section 7
Information on advanced options such as
selecting memory preferences, segmentation
settings, shortcut keys, license management,
updating dictionaries and working with accented
characters.
Section 8
Information on common errors and their
solutions.
Section 9
Procedures for working with Wordfast Aligner.
Section 10
Procedures for working with TM Administration
perspective.
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Conventions
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User actions are highlighted in bold to help understand the procedures better.
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Images are inserted at appropriate places to help you relate to the application interface.
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The term "Note" precedes any important information that you may need to know while performing
a task.
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The word "Optional" follows procedural steps that are not mandatory.
Abbreviations and Acronyms
Term
Description
TM
Translation memory
TXML
Tracker Extensible Markup
Language
XML
Extensible Markup
Language
HTML
HyperText Markup
Language
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This section includes basic information that will help you get started with Wordfast Pro 3.
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System requirements
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Installing and activating Wordfast Pro 3
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Opening Wordfast Pro 3
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Wordfast Pro 3 homepage
System requirements
The minimum system requirements are:
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Operating system: Windows XP or higher, Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Mac OS 7 or higher
(including OS X) or Linux
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Processor: 1.6 GHz
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RAM: 1GB
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Hard disk space: 200MB
Installing and activating Wordfast Pro 3
To install Wordfast Pro 3:
1. Download the Wordfast Pro 3 installer from the webpage
http://www.wordfast.com/store_download.html to your PC.
2. Run the installer.
The Wordfast Pro 3 Demo Mode appears.
Note: Wordfast Pro 3 requires a Java JRE to be installed on your PC. During installation, if Java
JRE does not exist, it will be installed for you. If it exists, then Wordfast Pro 3 will refer to it when
running.
In the Demo Mode, you can view and test all the functions of the software. You can purchase a
Wordfast Pro 3 license from the webpage http://www.wordfast.com/store_download.html.
If you do not purchase a license, you are limited to storing up to 500 translation units in your
translation memories.
To activate a Wordfast Pro 3 license:
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1. Purchase a Wordfast Pro 3 license from the webpage
http://www.wordfast.com/store_download.html.
The license file is sent to you via email.
2. Save the license file to a known location, preferably the Wordfast program folder.
3. Open Wordfast Pro 3.
4. Click Help > License Management.
The Activation dialog box appears.
5. Click License Manager.
6. Select (Re-)Install a license certificate and click Next.
7. Browse and navigate to the folder where you saved the license file and select it.
8. Click Next twice and then Finish.
9. Restart Wordfast Pro 3.
Your license is active. If you have any problems with the license and require support, please log
into the Wordfast Pro 3 support hotline at www.wordfast.com.
Opening Wordfast Pro 3
To open Wordfast Pro 3, there are two options:
Double-click the Wordfast Pro 3 shortcut on the desktop.
Or
Go to Start Menu > All Programs > Wordfast > Wordfast.
The Wordfast Pro 3 homepage appears. Wordfast Pro opens in TXML Editor perspective.
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Wordfast Pro 3 homepage
The Wordfast Pro 3 homepage is the work space for translators to work on translation projects. The
homepage directs you to two perspectives:
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PM perspective
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TXML editor perspective
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PM perspective
Find below a sample PM perspective screenshot:
Find below the description for the various components of the PM perspective:
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Use
to...
PM
view the PM perspective. The PM perspective is the workspace
perspective
for project managers to process files before and after
icon
translation. Refer to Using PM plug-in.
Analyze
analyze files for translation against a TM to leverage reusable
content and pre-translate files. Refer to Analyzing files.
Extract freq
extract recurring segments in the files. Refer to Extracting
frequents.
Populate
populates source TXML files with extracted recurring
freq
segments. Refer to Populating frequents.
Transcheck
check the translated content for missing tags, empty target,
numbers, untranslated segment and/or terminology. Refer to
Transcheck
Cleanup
clean up the file and update the TM after translation is
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Use
to...
complete. Refer to Cleaning up.
Pseudotrans
copy source content to target. Pseudotranslated target content
will have accented characters and the text will be expanded by
20%. This will help you preview what content will be selected as
translatable and how complex formatting will appear in the
target. Either source files or TXML files can be
pseudotranslated. Refer to Pseudotranslate.
Bilingual
export the TXML file into RTF format, edit using MS Word and
Export
import back the edited file. Refer to Bilingual Export.
Split/Merge
split or merge a TXML file. The split options available are:
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Split after selected number of TUs
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Split to selected number of parts
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Split after selected number of words)
Refer to Split/Merge TXML.
Show/Hide
show or hide 100% translation memory matches in the TXML
100%
file(s). Refer to Show/Hide 100% matches.
Swap
swap source with target or vice versa. Refer to Swap
Src/Tgt
Source/Target.
TM
create or open a translation memory.
Preferences
TXML editor perspective
Find below a sample TXML editor perspective screenshot:
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Find below the description for the various components of the TXML editor perspective:
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Use
to...
Title bar
view the project name.
Menu bar
carry out all the functions, some of which are
also included in the tool bar. Refer to TXML
editor menu options.
Tool bar
quickly complete common functions. Point to
the shortcut icon to see its function.
TXML
view the TXML editor perspective. The TXML
perspective
editor perspective is the workspace for
icon
managing translation projects. This
perspective allows you to translate files by
leveraging translation memory and
terminology. Refer to Managing projects.
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Main
translate a file. This is the work space for
translation
translating files. Refer to Translating in a
window
project.
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Use
to...
TM Lookup
view TM leverage results and context
window
searching. You can either search for a term
or a phrase and the source and target
segments appear in a table format. Refer to
Using TM Lookup window.
TXML
view the TXML context of the currently open
Context
file. Refer to Viewing TXML Context.
Notes
view, edit and delete notes specific to each
segment. Refer to Using notes.
Segment
view the segment changes in the currently
Changes
open file. Refer to Viewing segment changes.
TXML
view the custom attributes applicable to a
Attributes
particular segment. To enable this tab, go to
the Windows menu and click Show View >
TXML Attributes.
Outline
quickly navigate a file from one source
window
segment to another. Refer to Using Outline
window.
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Using Project Manager plug-in
The Project Manager plug-in includes tasks that prepare files for translation. The preparation process
includes the following tasks:
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Receiving files and conversion rules
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Setting up filters
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Analyzing files
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Extracting frequents
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Populating frequents
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Cleaning up and updating translation memory
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Pseudotranslate
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Split/Merge TXML
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Bilingual Export
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Show/Hide 100% matches
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Transcheck
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Swap Source/Target
Note: The user name used for notes, TM, segment changes is the user's login name, by default. To
change or add a new name, go to Preferences >General > User Name, and edit the User Name as
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shown in the example below.
Receiving files and conversion rules
This is the first step towards preparing files for translation. Find below a brief description of files and
conversion rules:
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Files: These are received from clients for translation. They may be in any format, such as DOC,
XLS, PPT, INX, HTML, JSP, and so on. When you open any one of these files in Wordfast Pro 3,
it is automatically converted to TXML.
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Conversion rules: These rules are required for creating a new XML filter to convert XML files to
TXML. The rules file is provided to you by the client.
Setting up filters
A filter defines the working parameters for different types of files received for translation. A filter can be
selected from the available list or a new format created. Find below a list of available filters.
Default Filter
Name
File type/extension
ASP
Active Server Pages
.asp
Excel 2007
Microsoft Excel 2007 and
.xlsx, .xlsm
2010 documents
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Default Filter
Excel
Name
Microsoft Excel
File type/extension
.xls
documents
HTM
HTM files
.htm
HTML
HTML files
.html
ICML
Adobe InCopy ICML files
.icml
IDML
Adobe InDesign IDML
.idml
files
INX
Adobe InDesign INX files
.inx
JSP
Java Server Pages
.jsp
Java
Java.properties files
.properties
MIF
Adobe Frame Maker files
.mif
PDF
Adobe PDF files
.pdf
PowerPoint
Microsoft PowerPoint
.pptx
2007
2007 and 2010 files
PowerPoint
Microsoft PowerPoint files
.ppt
Quark
Quark documents
.tag
RTF
Rich Text Format files
.rtf
SDLXLIFF
SDLXLIFF files
.sdlxliff
SRT
SubRip Text
.srt
TTX
TRADOS Bilingual files
.ttx
TXLF
Wordfast XLIFF files
.txlf
TXT
Text files
.txt
VDX
Microsoft Visio files
.vdx
Word 2007
Microsoft Word 2007 and
.docx, .docm, .dot, .dotm,
2010 files
dotx
Word
Microsoft Word files
.doc
XLIFF
XLIFF files
.xlf, .xliff
XML
XML files
.xml
Properties
Please note that the process to add MS Excel files is different from the other file filters. Additionally,
Wordfast Pro 3 supports only those TTX files that are translated and segmented using tag editor. The
TTX files must be renamed to match the source format if they need to be viewed in tag editor.
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Find below the procedures for the following tasks:
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Selecting filter settings
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Viewing default file filters
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Adding new file filters
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Adding a new text-based (XML) filter
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Adding an Excel file filter
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Adding a PowerPoint filter
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Adding a Word filter
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Adding a SubRip Text filter
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Adding an IDML filter
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Adding a Quark Documents filter
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Selecting FrameMaker filter preferences
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Selecting ICML filter preferences
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Selecting INX filter preferences
Selecting filter settings
There are two common filter settings that can be enabled by navigating to Edit > Preferences >
Translations > Filters as shown in the screenshot below.
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Numbers extraction: Select to extract all number-only segments to the translatable TXML file.
Select to clear the checkbox, and to exclude number only segments to the translatable TXML file
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Segmentation on break: Select to segment the text at every logical break such as period (.) or
soft return.
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Viewing default file filters
A number of filters are pre-configured for your convenience. For example, if you choose the Default Java
Properties Filter, the Encoding UTF-8 is automatically selected.
To view a default file filter:
1. Open Wordfast Pro 3 and click Edit > Preferences > Translations > Filters > Formats.
The Formats dialog box appears. The default filters appear in the Available Formats box.
2. Select a default filter of your choice. For example, if you select Default HTML Filter, the options
for HTML files appear in the Options box as shown below.
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3. If required, you can modify the default options. Default filters cannot be removed.
Adding new file filters
If the filter of your choice is not available in the default option, you can add a new filter. For XML and
Excel filters you will need to provide additional information.
Note: if a filter cannot be customized, it will not appear in the list of filters that can be added.
To add a new file filter:
1. Follow steps 1 and 2 from Viewing default file filters.
The Formats dialog box appears. The default filters appear in the Available formats box.
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2. Click New.
The New Format dialog box appears.
3. Select the desired filter from the list, and click OK.
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Adding a new text-based (XML) filter
To add a new text-based filter:
1. Follow steps 1 and 2 from Viewing default file filters.
The Formats dialog box appears. The default filters appear in the Available formats box.
2. Click New.
The New Format dialog box appears.
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3. Select the Text based Filter type and click OK.
The New Text Based Filter appears in the Available Formats box.
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4. Select the filter and click Rename, to change the filter name.
5. Select any other requirements. In this example, you will Select the Encoding as UTF-8.
6. Browse and select the Conversion rules file.
Note: The conversion rules file includes commands describing the content to be translated in the
XML files. Find below an example rules file.
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7. Click Apply and OK.
A new XML filter is set up.
Selecting FrameMaker filter preferences
The FrameMaker filter preferences must be set before using this filter option.
To set FrameMaker filter preferences:
1. Open Wordfast Pro 3 and click Edit > Preferences > Translations > Filters >Formats.
The Formats dialog box appears. The default filters appear in the Available Formats box.
2. Select Format Type as Default MIF Filter.
The FrameMaker Filter options appear.
Note: The MIF versions supported are 8, 9, 10, and 12.
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3. Select the required FrameMaker filter preferences.
Select
to...
Translate
send reference pages for translation
Reference Pages
Translate Master
send master pages for translation
Pages
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Select
to...
Translate
send text marked as variable for
Variables
translation.
Translate Cross
send text marked as cross reference
References
for translation
Translate
send text with number formatting for
Autonumber
translation.
Formatting
Translate Hidden
send text marked as hidden and
Conditional Text
conditional for translation.
Translate Tab as
send text containing tab spaces for
Text:
translation. If unchecked, a tag
appears in the TXML instead of the
tab.
Translate
send text with discretionary hyphens
Discretionary
for translation. Discretionary hyphens
Hyphen as Tag:
are part of the source language, and
are removed by default. (Hard
hyphens are always translated as
tags in TXML extraction.) If
unchecked, these hyphens will be
removed from the file when sent for
translation.
Translate Marker
send text marked with a FrameMaker
Types
marker type for translation.
4. Enter the Marker Type(s) that should be included in the translation.
5. Enter the Table IDs of the tables in the IDML that should be excluded in the translation.
Note: Use comma-separated values for Table IDs that are to be included.
6. Click Apply and OK, to confirm the FrameMaker filter preferences.
Selecting ICML filter preferences
The InCopy (ICML) filter preferences must be set before using this filter option
To set the ICML filter preferences:
1. Open TransStudio and click Edit > Preferences > Translations > Filters >Formats.
The Formats dialog box appears. The default filters appear in the Available Formats box.
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2. Select Format Type as Default ICML Filter.
The ICML Filter options appear.
3. Select the properties for the filter.
Select
to...
Translate Hidden
translate hidden text.
Text
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Select
to...
Translate Line
add tags to line breaks, resulting in
Break as Tag
merged segments.
Translate Locked
translate text in locked layers.
Layers
Translate Hidden
translate hidden layers
Layers
4. Enter the names of the Hidden Layers to be translated.
5. Select the method for handling tabs: None, Tag or Break.
6. Select the method for handling line separators: None, Tag or Break.
7. Enter or browse to the Fontmapping file for the filter.
8. Rename the filter if desired.
9. Click OK.
Adding an Excel file filter
There are two default filters for Excel: Default Excel filter, and Default Excel 2007 filter. The steps for
adding both filters are the same. In the example below, a Default Excel filter will be added.
To add an Excel file filter:
1. Follow steps 1 and 2 from Viewing default file filters.
The Formats dialog box appears. The default filters appear in the Available Formats box.
2. Select Format Type as Default Excel Filter.
The Excel Filter options appear.
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3. Click Setup.
The Choose Excel File... dialog box appears.
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4. Select an Excel file and click Open.
The Excel Column Selection Wizard appears.
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5. Read the instructions carefully and click Next.
The Select Wizard type page appears.
6. Select the wizard type. You have two options:
•
Simple Wizard: selects all rows with content for translation
•
Advanced Wizard: allows you to choose the columns for translation. It also creates a
Target column where the translated text will appear.
Simple wizard
To run the Simple wizard:
1. Follow steps 1 to 6 from Adding an Excel file filter.
2. Select Simple Wizard and click Next.
The Preview page appears.
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The content in the Preview page is selected for translation.
The Preview page models an Excel file.
Number
Use
Please choose
select the number of rows to show on the preview page.
number of preview
rows drop down
list:
Use headers check
use the column headers of the Excel sheet. If not selected,
box:
the column letter (A,B, C) appears in the next step.
Table with the
select the first row for translation. Rows above the selected
Excel sheet
row will not be translated.
contents
3. Click Finish.
The configuration and sample file path appears in the Formats options box as shown in the
screenshot below.
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Select the Translate Sheet Names checkbox to include sheet names as translatable text.
Selected by default.
•
Select Translate Comments to clear it, and not include comments as translatable text. Selected
by default.
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Select the Translate hidden rows and columns checkbox to include rows and columns hidden
in the Excel file as translatable text.
•
Select Translate hidden sheets to include hidden Excel sheets.
•
Select the Translate cell with formulas checkbox to include cells with notes and formulas as
translatable text.
•
Select Translate Data Validation comment to clear it, and not include columns in the Excel
sheet used to record comments validating the data, for example, columns recording vaccination
data by date applied and dosage. Selected by default.
•
Select the Treat numbers stored in text format as real numbers checkbox to include numbers
as translatable text. Selected by default.
•
Select Translate Drop-down list contents to include the drop-down list contents in the
translation. Selected by default.
4. Click Apply and OK.
An Excel file filter is set up.
Note: You can now directly open Excel files using this filter. While opening files you must choose
the correct filter, when prompted. You can also rename the filter using the Rename button.
Advanced wizard
To run the Advanced wizard:
1. Follow steps 1 to 6 from Adding an Excel file filter.
2. The Preview page appears.
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The content in the Preview page is selected for translation.
The Preview page models an Excel file.
Number
Use
Please choose
select the number of rows to show
number of preview
on the preview page.
rows drop down list:
Use headers check
use the column headers of the Excel
box:
sheet. If not selected, the column
letter (A,B, C) appears in the next
step.
Table with the
select the first row for translation.
Excel sheet
Rows above the selected row will
contents
not be translated.
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3. Click Next
The Selection page appears. If you have selected the Use header checkbox, the Excel sheet
headers appear as column names, in the Column Name column.
In the example below, the Excel sheet headers are Source Translation, Length Restriction, and
Target. An example of the source Excel spreadsheet appears below.
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4. In the Translate column on the Selection page, select the columns for translation.
•
Select the starting row number. The content extract begins with this row number, and ends at the
selected end row number.
•
Select the end row number. The content extract ends with this row number, having begun at the
selected end row number.
The corresponding Column name appears in the Target column as shown in the example.
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5. Click Next.
The Regular expression page appears.
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6. Enter a Regular Expression for the Excel analysis.
Note: A regular expression provides a pattern to mark up any embedded HTML tags or variables
in a column as tags.
7. Click Finish.
The configuration and sample file path appears in the Formats Options box as shown in the
screenshot below.
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Select the Translate Sheet Names checkbox to include sheet names as translatable text.
Selected by default.
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Select Translate Comments to include comments as translatable text. Selected by default.
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Select the Translate hidden rows and columns checkbox to include rows and columns hidden
in the Excel file as translatable text.
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Select Translate hidden sheets to include hidden Excel sheets.
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Select the Translate cell with formulas checkbox to include cells with notes and formulas as
translatable text.
•
Select Translate Data Validation comment to clear it, and not include columns in the Excel
sheet used to record comments validating the data, for example, columns recording vaccination
data by date applied and dosage. Selected by default.
•
Select the Treat numbers stored in text format as real numbers checkbox to clear it, and not
include numbers as translatable text. Selected by default.
•
Select Translate Drop-down list contents to include the drop-down list contents in the
translation. Selected by default.
8. Click Apply and OK.
An Excel file filter is set up.
Note: You can now directly open Excel files using this filter. While opening files you must choose
the correct filter, when prompted. You can also rename the filter using the Rename button.
Adding a PowerPoint filter
There are two default filters for PowerPoint:
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Default PowerPoint Filter
•
Default PowerPoint 2007 Filter
Adding a PPT file filter
1. Follow steps 1-3 from Adding new file filters.
2. Select Format Type as Default PowerPoint Filter.
The PowerPoint Filter options appear.
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3. Clear the Translate slide content checkbox to include slide content as translatable text.
4. Clear the Translate slide notes checkbox to exclude slide notes as translatable text.
5. Select Translate hidden slides to include hidden slides as translatable content.
6. Clear the Translate master slide checkbox to exclude master slide content as translatable text
7. Click Apply and OK, to confirm the PPT filter preferences.
Adding a PPTX file filter
1. Follow steps 1-3 from Adding new file filters.
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2. Select Format Type as Default PowerPoint 2007 Filter.
The PowerPoint Filter options appear.
3. Clear the Translate slide content checkbox to include slide content as translatable text.
4. Clear the Translate slide notes checkbox to exclude slide notes as translatable text.
5. Select Translate hidden slides to include hidden slides as translatable content.
6. Clear the Translate master slides checkbox to exclude master slide content as translatable text
7. Select the Translate master slide notes checkbox to include master slide notes as translatable
text.
8. Click Apply and OK, to confirm the PPT filter preferences.
Adding a Word filter
There are two default filters for Word:
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Default Word Filter
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Default Word 2007 Filter
Adding a default Word filter
To add a Word filter:
1. Follow steps 1-3 from Adding new file filters.
2. Select Format Type as Default Word Filter.
The Word Filter options appear.
3. Enable the following options, if required:
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Select
to...
Translate hidden text
include hidden text as translatable text.
Accept track changes
include tracked changes as translatable text.
Translate index
include Index text as translatable text.
Translate smart tags
include smart tags as translatable text.
Ignore Bilingual styles
Ignore bilingual styles (Wordfast
Classic/Trados Workbench-style files) Selected by
default.
Translate comments
translate comments in the document. Selected by
default.
4. Click Apply and OK, to confirm the Word filter preferences.
Adding a Word 2007 filter
To add a Word 2007 filter:
1. Follow steps 1-3 from Adding new file filters.
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2. Select Format Type as Default Word 2007 Filter.
The Word Filter options appear.
3. Enable the following options, if required:
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Select
to...
Translate
include hidden text as
hidden text
translatable text.
Accept track
include tracked changes as
changes
translatable text.
Translate
include Index text as
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Select
to...
index
translatable text.
Translate
include smart tags as
smart tags
translatable text.
Ignore
Ignore bilingual styles (Wordfast
Bilingual
Classic/Trados Workbench-style
styles
files).Selected by default.
Translate
translate comments in the
comments
document. Selected by default.
Translate
translate content from drop-
drop-down list
down lists in the document.
4. Click OK.
Adding a SubRip Text filter
1. Follow steps 1-3 from Adding new file filters.
2. Select Format Type as Default SRT Filter.
The SRT Filter options appear.
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3. Click New. The New Format Dialog box appears.
4. Select the SRT filter. and click OK.
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The new SRT filter appears in the Available Formats box.
5. Rename the filter if desired.
6. Select the following options if required:
Select
to...
Set max length to ()
set the maximum number (length) of characters per
characters per
segment.
segment
Use Paragraph
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Select
to...
Segmentation
other segmentation markers.
Adding an IDML filter
1. Follow steps 1-3 from Adding new file filters.
2. Select the IDML filter from the list. There are two versions:
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Default IDML filter (older version)
•
IDML Filter (newer version)
Default IDML filter
1. Select IDML filter (older version) from the list of formats.
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2. Click OK.
The new IDML filter appears in the list.
3. Select the properties for the filter.
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Translate Line
add tags to line breaks, resulting in
Break as Tag
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4. Enter or browse to the Fontmapping file for the filter.
5. Rename the filter if desired.
6. Click OK.
IDML Filter (newer version)
1. Click New.
2. Select IDML Filter (newer version) from the list of formats.
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3. Click OK.
The new IDML filter appears in the list.
4. Select the properties for the filter.
Select
to...
Translate Hidden
translate hidden text.
Text
Translate Line
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add tags to line breaks, resulting in
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to...
Break as Tag
merged segments.
Translate Locked
translate text in locked layers.
Layers
Translate Hidden
translate hidden layers
Layers
5. Enter the names of the Hidden Layers to be translated.
6. Select the method for handling tabs: None, Tag or Break.
7. Enter or browse to the Fontmapping file for the filter.
8. Rename the filter if desired.
9. Click OK.
Adding a Quark Documents filter
1. Follow steps 1-3 from Adding new file filters.
2. Select Format Type as Default Quark Documents Filter
The Quark Documents Filter options appear.
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3. Click New. The New Format Dialog box appears.
4. Select the Quark Documents Filter and click OK.
The new Quark filter appears in the Available Formats box.
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5. Rename the filter if desired.
Selecting INX filter preferences
1. Open Wordfast Pro 3 and click Edit > Preferences > Translations > Filters >Formats.
The Formats dialog box appears. The default filters appear in the Available Formats box.
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2. Select filter type as Default INX Filter.
The INX filter options appear.
3. Enter or browse to the Fontmapping file for the filter.
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Analyzing files
In the Analyzing files process, files for translation are analyzed against a translation memory to leverage
reusable content and pre-translate files. This process can greatly improve efficiency and reduce time and
effort spent on translation. Find below the procedures for the following tasks:
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Selecting Analysis output option
•
Analyzing files
Selecting Analysis output option
When a file is analyzed, an analysis output is generated in the same folder as the source files. The
analysis output is the pretranslated TXML file. The analysis output options allow you to choose whether
the pretranslated TXML file should be renamed to add the language suffix or placed in a separate folder
with a language suffix or both.
To select analysis output option:
1. Open Wordfast Pro 3 and click
.
The PM perspective appears.
2. Click Edit > Preferences > Translations > PM Plug-in.
The Preferences (Filtered) PM Plug-in dialog box appears.
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3. Select a condition to be followed when analyzing files. The options are as follows:
Select
to...
Add language suffix
add the language code (for example ES_MX) as a
suffix to the analysis output file. An example
screenshot of the source folder and the source and
analysis output file is given below.
Subfolder creation
place the analysis output file within a subfolder. An
example screenshot of the source and analysis
output folder and file is given below.
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Select
to...
Subfolder creation with
place the analysis output file within a subfolder. The
language suffix
subfolder and analysis output file will also include the
language code as suffix. An example screenshot of
the analysis output folder and file is given below.
Analyzing files
To analyze files:
1. Open Wordfast Pro 3 and click
.
The PM perspective appears
2. Click Analyze.
The Analyze window appears.
3. Click
to browse and select files from a folder. To add multiple files, press the Ctrl key and
select the files.
OR
Click
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to add an entire folder. Once a folder is selected, the following message appears.
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Click Yes to add files recursively. This ensures that all files within a folder, including the files in
the sub folders are added.
The files appear. Files are selected by default when added.
4. If the added folders contain files of multiple formats, the Choose Format Dialog box appears.
Choose the format for the files to be analyzed. Only one format can be selected at a time.
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Note: You can analyze up to 20 files at a time using Wordfast Pro 3 in Demo mode. If you want to
analyze more files you will need to purchase the Wordfast Pro 3 license from www.wordfast.com.
5. Select one or more translation memories for analyzing the files.
Note: You will need to add at least one translation memory (TM) before analyzing files. To add a
local or remote TM, click TM Preferences. Go to Creating or opening a TM for more information.
You can click in the TM Options column header to sort the TMs in ascending or descending
order. You can unselect all chosen TMs by clicking Unselect All.
6. Select the following options if required:
Select
to...
Pretranslate
pretranslate the translatable segments and enter
the percentage of TM matches.
Note: This is an optional step. The percentage
defines the minimum leverage required to pre-
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Select
to...
translate a specific segment.
You can also specify the analysis output option. For
more information, refer Selecting Analysis output
option.
Ignore translated
exclude already-translated segments from the
segments from report
analysis report.
Ignore translated exact
exclude already-translated exact segments from the
segments from report
analysis report.
Copy all tags
from the source to the target segments for blank
segments.
Copy Source on no
copy source segments to target only for no match
match
segments.
Calculate Internal
calculate internal fuzzy matches in source files. For
Fuzzy Matches
example, if there is a partial repetition of segments
in a source file, it will be calculated as an internal
fuzzy match.
Select the percentage that should be calculated for
such segments.
Include Internal Fuzzy
include internal repetitions as a TM match.
matches as TM
Matches
7. Select format for the output report. You have two options:
Output in CSV or XLS format: Select this option and click Browse to select a location and provide
a file name as shown in the example below.
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8. Click Save, to save the CSV file. The Analyze window appears with the location of the CSV file as
shown in the example below.
Output only report summary: Select this option to view the output report on-screen
9. Click Analyze.
Note: When Excel files with sheetnames exceeding 31 characters are analyzed a warning
message will appear. The warning message will prompt you to shorten the sheetnames that
exceed 31 characters.
The analyzed TXML files are saved in the same folder as the source files. According to the output
report format, either a CSV file is saved at the chosen location or the Analysis and Translation
report appears as shown below. The report for files analyzed against separate TMs appears in
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separate tabs.
The TM analysis report will display either % Segments or % Words based on the option selected
in step 9 of Selecting translation memory settings.
Extracting frequents
In the Extracting frequents process, repetitive source segments are extracted from the files for translation.
Extracting frequents helps reduce the total number of segments to be translated. This is useful when
translating in large jobs with many source files, containing repetitive content.
To extract frequents:
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1. Open Wordfast Pro 3 and click
.
The PM perspective appears.
2. Click Extract Freq.
The Extract Freq window appears.
3. Click
to browse and select files from a folder. To add multiple files, press the Ctrl key and
select the files.
OR
Click
to add an entire folder. Once a folder is selected, the following message appears.
Click Yes to add files recursively. This ensures that all files within a folder, including the files in
the sub folders are added.
The files appear. Files are selected by default when added.
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Note: Ensure all files selected or added are TXML files.
4. Under Extract files Options, select one of two options:
Select Make a new file after (#) segments. Enter the maximum number of segments per file.
The default is 250 segments. To produce only one frequents file, set the maximum number of
segments per file to 10000.
OR
Select Make one frequents file per TXML.
Note: The number signifies the minimum number of times a segment must be repeated in the set
of files to be extracted. For example, if this value is 1, Wordfast Pro 3 will extract one unique
occurrence of all segments that appear once or more.
Note: Frequents will be extracted in the order in which the files were added.
5. Under Extract Location Options, select Extract Frequents to TXML folder to save the
frequents file to the TXML folder.
OR
Select the radio button for Location, and browse to another location for the frequents file.
6. Under Extract Frequents Options, select Ignore exact matches from frequents analysis to
ignore exact matches.
Select Ignore numeric differences from frequents analysis to ignore numeric differences.
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7. Click Extract.
The repetitive segments are extracted and saved at the location selected.
Note: The TXML files with extracted frequent segments are sent to the translator for translation.
After translated files are received from the translators, they are cleaned up and saved into the
TM. The TM is then applied to the original TXML files, to complete the translation process.
Populating frequents
In the Populating frequents process, the original TXML file is populated by the frequents file containing all
translated content
To populate frequents:
1. Extract frequents from the files as explained in Extracting frequents.
2. Open Wordfast Pro 3 and click
.
The PM perspective appears.
3. Click Populate Freq.
The Populate Freq window appears.
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4. In the Select Frequents File panel, click
to browse to the frequents file created by extracting
frequents.
5. In the Select Original TXML File panel, add the source TXML file(s) for the frequents file.
Click
to browse and select files from a folder. To add multiple files, press the Ctrl key and
select the files.
OR
Click
to add an entire folder. Once a folder is selected, the following message appears.
Click Yes to add files recursively. This ensures that all files within a folder, including the files in
the sub folders are added.
The files appear. Files are selected by default when added.
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6. To show the folder path in the report, select Show folder path in the report.
7. To populate frequents in a new folder, select Populate TXML in new folder.
8. Click Populate Frequents.
When the process is complete, a confirmation message appears. The translated content from the
frequents file populates the original source TXML file. A Frequents Population Log is generated
saved in the same folder as the original source TXML file.
Transcheck
The Transcheck option allows you to check the translated content for missing tags, empty target,
numbers, untranslated segments, and/or terminology.
To transcheck TXML files:
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1. Open Wordfast Pro 3 and click
.
The PM perspective appears.
2. Click Transcheck.
The Transcheck window appears.
3. Click
to browse and select files from a folder. To add multiple files, press the Ctrl key and
select the files.
OR
Click
to add an entire folder. Once a folder is selected, the following message appears.
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Click Yes to add files recursively. This ensures that all files within a folder, including the files in
the sub folders are added.
The files appear. Files are selected by default when added.
Note: You can check 20 files at a time using Wordfast Pro 3 in Demo mode. If you want to check
more than 20 files, you will need to purchase the Wordfast Pro 3 license from www.wordfast.com.
4. Under Segment Changes/Transcheck Report options, select Add Notes column to report to
add notes added to the segment in the TXML file.
5. Select the following Transcheck options, if required. To configure individual Transcheck options,
go to Configuring Transcheck.
Select
to check...
Partial Check
the character count between the source and target
segments. Go to Edit > Preferences >
Translations >Transcheck> Partial or click
Configure to enter the minimum and maximum %
of allowed character count for the target segment.
Empty target Check
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for empty target segments.
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Select
to check...
Numerical Check
if the numerals in the source segment match the
target segment. The numbers with hyphens will be
read as two separate numbers. Click Configure to
set the option in Preferences.
Tag Check
for missing tags in the target segments.
Forbidden Characters
check if the target segment includes forbidden
check
characters. Go to Edit > Preferences >
Translations >Transcheck> Forbidden
Characters or click Configure to add the forbidden
characters that should not be included in the target
segment.
Punctuations Check
for consistency in punctuation between source and
target segments. Go to Edit > Preferences >
Translations >Transcheck> Punctuations or click
Configure to add the punctuation marks that
should not be included in the target segment
Untranslatable Check
if the untranslatable content in source and target
segments is consistent. Go to Edit > Preferences
> Translations >Transcheck>Untranslatable or
click Configure to add untranslatable text that must
be retained in the target segment.
Copied Source Check
if the source segment has been copied to the target
segment.
Max Length Check
if the segment exceeds the maximum number of
allowable characters (length).
First word
if the first word of each segment is capitalized.
capitalization Check
Edited Exact match
if any exact match segments from the TM have
Check
been edited.
Unedited Fuzzy Match
if any fuzzy match segments from the TM have
Check
been left unedited.
Source Consistency
consistency between source segments if the target
Check
is repeated.
Target Consistency
consistency between target segments if the source
Check
is repeated.
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Select
to check...
Terminology Check
if the terms in the source segment are translated
correctly based on the glossary.
Blacklist check
if any terms in the translation are blacklisted.
6. If Terminology Check is enabled, a glossary must be selected. To select a glossary:
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Click the Glossary list tab. Select one or more glossaries from the list of glossaries.
•
To create or add another glossary, click Glossary list preference to go to Preferences.
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7. If Blacklist check is enabled, a blacklist must be selected. To select a blacklist:
Click the Blacklist tab and select a blacklist from the list.
OR
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Click Blacklist List Preferences to browse to a blacklist.
8. If the TXML language and glossary language do not match, the following dialog box appears:
Select the correct TXML language and glossary language match from the list.
9. Click Transcheck.
The TransCheck Error Report appears. A summary of the report is at the top, followed by a
summary of the files in the report. An example is shown below.
Note: The TransCheck Error Report is saved automatically as an html file in the same folder as
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the TXML file, with the following prefix: TranscheckError_date-time.html.
Note: The Unedited Fuzzy Check report includes the score for the segment. An example is
shown below.
Export notes
The Export Notes function allows you to export notes in a separate Word file.
To export notes as a Word file, click Export Notes.
The notes are exported in a Word table. By default, the notes are saved in the same folder as the TXML
file.
An example of exported notes is given below.
Segment Changes Report
The Segment Changes report enables you to export segment changes in a separate TXML file.
To generate a Segment Changes report, click Segment Changes on the Transcheck tab..
The following message appears:
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If there are no segment changes, the following message appears:
By default the report is saved in the same folder as the TXML files.
A sample report appears below.
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Cleaning up and updating translation memory
After files are translated by the translator, they are sent back to the project manager. The PM then
completes the final step of cleaning up the files and updating the TM. Cleaning up is an automated
process, where the source segments are removed and the files are restored to their original format.
To clean up and update TM:
1. Open Wordfast Pro 3 and click
.
The PM perspective appears.
2. Click Cleanup.
The Cleanup window appears.
3. Click
to browse and select files from a folder. To add multiple files, press the Ctrl key and
select the files.
OR
Click
to add an entire folder. Once a folder is selected, the following message appears.
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Click Yes to add files recursively. This ensures that all files within a folder, including the files in
the sub folders are added.
The files appear. Files are selected by default when added.
Note: You can clean up to 20 files at a time using Wordfast Pro 3 in Demo mode. If you want to
clean up more than files you will need to purchase the Wordfast Pro 3 license from
www.wordfast.com.
4. Select Update TM check box for updating files to a TM. (Optional).
5. Select the translation memory.
Note: You will need to add at least one TM before cleaning up files. To add a local or remote TM,
click TM Preferences. Go to Creating or opening a TM for more information.
6. Select an Update option. The options are as follows:
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Select
to...
Overwrite if
overwrite the existing translation unit only if custom
attributes are
attributes for new and existing translation units are
identical (default)
identical.
Overwrite existing
overwrite the existing translation unit.
TU
Do not overwrite TU
not overwrite existing translation unit.
Do not add to TM
not add to the translation memory.
7. Select Add Attributes checkbox, to enter custom attributes for the translation unit.
8. Select Add File Name as Attribute, to add file name as a custom attribute.
9. Select format for the output report. You have two options:
•
Output in comma-separated format: Select this option and click Browse to select a
location and provide a file name
•
Output only report summary: Select this option to view the output report on-screen
10. Click Cleanup.
A Cleanup report appears, showing the results of the cleanup and any errors. In the example
below, the report shows that two segments in the cleaned-up Excel files have the same name,
and identifies the segments.
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Pseudotranslation
The Pseudotranslation option copies source content to target. Pseudotranslated target content will have
accented characters and the text will be expanded by 20%. This will help you preview what content will be
selected as translatable and how complex formatting will appear in the target. Either source files or TXML
files can be pseudotranslated.
To pseudotranslate files:
1. Open Wordfast Pro 3 and click
.
The PM perspective appears.
2. Click Pseudotrans.
The Pseudotranslation window appears.
3. Click
to browse and select files from a folder. To add multiple files, press the Ctrl key and
select the files.
OR
Click
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to add an entire folder. Once a folder is selected, the following message appears.
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Click Yes to add files recursively. This ensures that all files within a folder, including the files in
the sub folders are added.
The files appear. Files are selected by default when added.
4. The Choose Format dialog box appears. Choose the format for the files to be analyzed. Only one
format can be selected at a time.
5. Click OK.
The files appear.
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Note: You can pseudotranslate up to 20 files at a time using Wordfast Pro 3 in Demo mode. If
you want to pseudotranslate more than 20 files, you will need to purchase the Wordfast Pro 3
license from www.wordfast.com.
6. Select Source and Target Language.
7. Select Create pseudotranslated target file to create a pseudo translated file in the chosen
language and source format. For example, if you pseudotranslate a Word document from English
(US) to German (Germany), then the PM plugin will create a pseudotranslated TXML file and
word document. These files will be placed in the same folder as the source file.
8. Click Pseudotranslate.
The selected file(s) are pseudotranslated and the summary appears.
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The pseudotranslated files are placed in the same folder as the source file. An example of a
pseudotranslated TXML and a pseudotranslated source file are below.
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Bilingual Export
The Bilingual export option allows you to export the bilingual document file into DOC format, edit using
Microsoft Word, and import the DOC file back into the TXML file.
To complete bilingual export of files:
1. Open Wordfast Pro 3 and click
.
The PM perspective appears.
2. Click Bilingual Export.
The Bilingual Export window appears.
3. Click
to browse and select files from a folder. To add multiple files, press the Ctrl key and
select the files.
OR
Click
to add an entire folder. Once a folder is selected, the following message appears.
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Click Yes to add files recursively. This ensures that all files within a folder, including the files in
the sub folders are added.
The files appear. Files are selected by default when added.
You can either export the selected file(s), export for review or import the reviewed file(s).
Export Only...
The Export Only... feature allows you export file(s) to Wordfast Classic (WFC).
To use export only:
1. Select the TXML file(s), as shown in the example below.
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2. Click Export Only....
The Select export type dialog box appears.
3. Select one of the following export types from the drop-down menu:
4. Click Export..
If the export is successful, a confirmation message appears:
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If the export fails, a failure message appears:
5. Click View Report. The log appears. This log and the exported file in the chosen format are
saved in the same folder as the selected TXML file(s).
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Export files for review
To export files for review:
1. Select the TXML file(s) from uploaded folder as shown in the screenshot below.
2. Select the following Export Review options, if required:
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Select
to...
Exclude the notes
exclude the notes content when the TXML file is
column
exported to RTF.
Track changes
track changes in the RTF.
Protect document
protect the file if using MS Word 2003 and above.
(Word 2003 and
above)
3. Click Export Review..
If the export is successful, a confirmation message appears:
If the export fails, a failure message appears:
4. Click View Report. The log appears. This log and the exported file in the chosen format are
saved in the same folder as the selected TXML file(s).
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5. To view the exported DOC, access the same folder where the selected TXML file(s) was located.
An example screenshot of the exported DOC is given below.
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6. Complete the review of the file before importing the review back to Wordfast Pro 3.
Import reviewed files
To import the reviewed DOC:
1. Click
to browse and select files from a folder. To add multiple files, press the Ctrl key and
select the files.
OR
Click
to add an entire folder. Once a folder is selected, the following message appears.
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Click Yes to add files recursively. This ensures that all files within a folder, including the files in
the sub folders are added.
The files appear. Files are selected by default when added.
2. Select the DOC file(s) as shown in the example below.
3. Select the following Import Review options, if required:
Select
to...
Open log upon exit
generate a log of the import.
Accept tracked
automatically accept the tracked changes.
changes
Create Merged TXML
create a TXML document containing the merged
files.
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4. Click Import Review.
If the import is successful, a confirmation message appears:
If the import fails, a failure message appears:
5. Click View Report.
The log appears. The review changes are imported into a new TXML file with the
suffix .merge.txml. This log and the exported file in the chosen format are saved in the same
folder as the selected TXML file(s).
Split/Merge TXML
The Split/Merge option can be used to split or merge a TXML file. The split options available are:
•
Split after selected number of TUs
•
Split to selected number of parts
•
Split after selected number of word(s)
To split/merge files:
1. Open Wordfast Pro 3 and click
.
The PM perspective appears.
2. Click Split/Merge.
The Split/Merge window appears.
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3. Click
to browse and select files from a folder. To add multiple files, press the Ctrl key and
select the files.
OR
Click
to add an entire folder. Once a folder is selected, the following message appears.
Click Yes to add files recursively. This ensures that all files within a folder, including the files in
the sub folders are added.
The files appear. Files are selected by default when added.
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You can either split a TXML file or merge multiple TXML files.
Splitting TXML
To split a TXML file:
1. Select one of the files from uploaded folder as shown in the screenshot below.
The Split TXML option will be active.
2. Select one of the split options. TUs are rounded to the nearest block, to avoiding splitting into
different files.
•
Split after selected number of TUs (approx.)
•
Split to selected number of parts (approx.)
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•
Split after selected number of word(s) (approx.)
3. Click Split TXML.
A confirmation message appears.
The TXML file is split, based on the selected Split options. Split files are saved with suffix -001, 002, et cetera, and placed in the same folder as the source file.
Merge TXML
To merge two or more TXML files:
1. Select two or more files from uploaded folder as shown in the screenshot below.
The Merge TXML option will be active.
Note: You can merge up to 20 files at a time using Wordfast Pro 3 in Demo mode. If you want to
merge more than 20 files you will need to purchase the Wordfast Pro 3 license from
www.wordfast.com.
2. Click Merge TXML.
The selected file(s) are merged.
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The merged TXML files are placed in the same folder as the source files.
Show/Hide 100%
The Show/Hide 100% option allows you to hide or show 100% translation memory matches in the
leveraged TXML file(s).
To hide 100% matches from the TXML file:
1. Open Wordfast Pro 3 and click
.
The PM perspective appears.
2. Click Show/Hide.
The Show/Hide window appears.
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3. Click
to browse and select files from a folder. To add multiple files, press the Ctrl key and
select the files.
OR
Click
to add an entire folder. Once a folder is selected, the following message appears.
Click Yes to add files recursively. This ensures that all files within a folder, including the files in
the sub folders are added.
The files appear. Files are selected by default when added.
Note: You can show/hide 100 % matches for 20 files at a time using Wordfast Pro 3 in Demo
mode. If you want to do so for more than 20 files, you will need to purchase the Wordfast Pro 3
license from www.wordfast.com.
4. Click Hide 100% matches.
A summary appears. New TXML file(s) with the suffix .hidden.txml is saved at the same location
as the source TXML file(s).
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5. To show hidden 100% matches, add and select the hidden file(s) and click Show Hidden.
A warning appears:
Select Yes to overwrite the files. Select No to skip the files.
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A summary appears. The hidden.txml files are overwritten.
Swap Source/Target
The Swap Source/Target option allows you to swap source with target or vice versa.
To swap source/target:
1. Open Wordfast Pro 3 and click
The PM perspective appears.
2. Click Swap Src/Tgt.
The Swap Src/Tgt window appears.
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3. Click
to browse and select files from a folder. To add multiple files, press the Ctrl key and
select the files.
OR
Click
to add an entire folder. Once a folder is selected, the following message appears.
Click Yes to add files recursively. This ensures that all files within a folder, including the files in
the sub folders are added.
The files appear. Files are selected by default when added.
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Note: You can swap up to 20 files at a time using Wordfast Pro 3 in Demo mode. If you want to
swap more than 20 files, you will need to purchase the Wordfast Pro 3 license from
www.wordfast.com.
4. Click Swap Source/Target.
A summary appears. New TXML file(s) with the suffix .swapped.txml is saved at the same
location as the source TXML file(s).
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The Wordfast Pro 3 basic menu options are as follows:
•
File
•
Edit
•
Translation Memory
•
Terminology
•
Window
•
Help
File
The options in the File menu are as follows:
Use
to...
Create Project...
create a new project.
Open Project...
open an existing project.
(Ctrl+Shift+P)
Open File (Ctrl+O)
open a new file.
Open in New
open a new file in a new Wordfast Pro 3 window.
Window
Close (Ctrl+W)
close the currently open file. If there are unsaved
changes, a warning message appears asking if you
want to save the changes before closing.
Close All
close all open files. If there are any unsaved changes,
(Ctrl+Shift+W)
a warning message appears asking if you want to save
the changes before closing.
Save (Ctrl+S)
save the currently open file.
Save Translated
save PPT, XLS or DOC files.
File (Ctrl+Alt+S)
Note: This menu option is activated only when PPT,
XLS or DOC files are saved.
Save As...
save and rename the currently open file.
Save All
save all the currently open files.
(Ctrl+Shift+S)
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Use
to...
Print (Ctrl+P)
print the file that is currently open.
Properties
view information related to the currently open file, such
as the original file format.
Exit (Alt+Shift+X)
exit Wordfast Pro 3. If there are any files open with
unsaved changes, a warning message appears asking
if you want to save the changes before exiting.
Edit
The options in the Edit menu are as follows:
Use
to...
Undo (Ctrl+Z)
undo most recently entered text or performed function.
Redo (Ctrl+Y)
redo most recently deleted text or re-perform undone
function.
Cut (Ctrl+X)
cut the selected text. This action can be performed only
in the target segment.
Copy (Ctrl+C)
copy the selected text.
Paste (Ctrl+V)
paste the copied text at the location of your cursor. This
action can be performed only in the target segment.
Select All (Ctrl+A)
select all the text in the main Translation window.
Find/Replace
search the current file for text and replace that text with
(Ctrl+F)
another text. This action can be performed only in the
target segment.
Spell Check (F7)
check spelling.
Preferences... (F9)
set translation, translation memory, penalties and
terminology preferences.
Show Whitespace
show or hide whitespace characters.
Characters
(Ctrl+Shift+8)
Insert LTR Mark
insert Left To Right mark for languages that use left to
right script.
Insert RTL Mark
insert Right To Left mark for languages that use right to
left script.
Clear Target
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clear the text in the target segment.
TXML editor menu options
Use
to...
Segment
(Ctrl+Alt+X)
Clear All Target
clear the text in all the target segments
Segments
(Alt+Shift+Delete)
Edit Source
edit the source segment.
Revert to original
revert any edits made to the source segment.
source
Copy Source
copy the source from the current segment into the
(Alt+Insert)
target segment.
Copy All Sources
copy all source content to the target for all segments.
(Ctrl+Alt+Insert)
Expand Segment
combine the currently selected source segment with
(Alt+PageDown)
the next segment.
Note: This function can be accomplished only with
segments in the same paragraph. Segments that have
a paragraph break between them cannot be combined.
Shrink Segment
split the source segment into two segments, at the
(Alt+PageUp)
location of the cursor.
Remove All Tags
remove all tags in the document
Copy All Tags
copy all tags in the document
Remove Tags in
remove tags in the current segment
current segment
(Ctrl+Shift+V)
Copy Tags in
copy tags from the source to the target segment.
current segment
(Ctrl+Shift+A)
Previous Tag
select the previous tag in the source segment. The
(Alt+Shift+Left)
selected tag will be highlighted in red by default.
Copy Tag
copy the currently selected tag into the target
(Alt+Shift+Down)
Next Tag
select the next tag in the source segment. The selected
(Alt+Shift+Right)
tag will be highlighted in red by default.
Edit Note...
edit a note for a particular segment.
(Alt+Shift+E)
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Use
to...
Delete Note
delete a note added for a particular segment.
(Alt+Shift+D)
Add Note...
add a note for a particular segment.
(Alt+Shift+N)
Last Modified
navigate to the last modified segment.
Segment
(Shift+F5)
Go To Segment
navigate to a specific segment.
(Ctrl+G)
Translation Memory
The options in the Translation Memory menu are as follows:
Use
to...
New/Select TM
create or select a translation memory.
(Ctrl+Shift+N)
Machine Translation
translate a segment using machine translation
software.
Retrieve Selected Tu
copy the TM lookup target segment into the file
(Alt+F12)
target segment.
Leverage Previous Tu
leverage the previous target segment.
(Alt+Left)
Leverage Next Tu
leverage the next target segment.
(Alt+Right)
Next Segment
navigate to the next segment. This action
(Alt+Down)
automatically saves the segment to the TM, if you
have edited the translation.
Previous Segment
navigate to the previous segment. This action
(Alt+Up)
automatically saves the segment to the TM, if you
have edited the translation.
Current Segment
leverage the TM for the current source segment.
Leverage (Alt+ -)
Translate Until Fuzzy
translate the source segments until there is a fuzzy
(Ctrl+Alt+F)
match.
Translate Until No
translate the source segments until there is no
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Use
to...
Match
match.
(Ctrl+Shift+PageDown)
Translate All
translate all source segments.
(Ctrl+Shift+End)
Confirm All
confirm all unconfirmed segments.
Unconfirm All
unconfirm all confirmed segments.
Confirm/Unconfirm
confirm or unconfirm a segment.
(Alt+Enter)
Commit current
save the current segment to the TM.
segment to TM
(Alt+End)
Commit all segments
save all the translated segments to the TM and
to TM
close the file. This action is typically carried out
(Ctrl+Alt+End)
when you have completed translation.
TM Lookup
look up the selected source text in the translation
(Crtl+Shift+T)
memory. This action leverages all segments that
include that text.
Analyze
analyze the file for translation against a TM to
leverage reusable content and pre-translate
content.
Transcheck
verify target segments and view warning messages
(Ctrl+Shift+Q)
about missing or incorrect text or variables.
Terminology
The options in the Terminology menu are as follows:
Use
to...
New/Select Glossary (Alt+N)
create or select a glossary.
Add Term (Ctrl+Alt+T)
add a term to the glossary.
Previous Term (Ctrl+Alt+8)
navigate to the previous term in the source
segments.
Copy Term (Ctrl+Alt+0)
copy the selected term.
Next Term (Ctrl+Alt+9)
navigate to the next term in the source
segments.
Run/Stop Term Highlighting
toggle between highlighting terms in entire
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Use
to...
(Ctrl+F5)
TXML file or only segment in translation when
Stopped (terms will still be highlighted for the
currently selected segment)s).
Edit
modify the glossary.
Import
import a glossary to the open project.
Export
export a glossary to a location, either on your
computer or a common server.
Edit Blacklist
modify the blacklist.
Window
The options in the Window menu are as follows:
Use
to...
New Window
open a new Wordfast Pro 3 window.
Show View
preview a file in Word, HTML in a web browser,
view notes and the source context. This option also
allows you to add or remove the TXML Attributes,
Segment Changes, TXML Context, Outline and TM
Lookup tabs.
Toggle Toolbar
hide or view the toolbar.
Help
The options in the Help menu are as follows:
Use
to...
Online Help (F1)
view the Wordfast Pro 3 help.
Bug Report...
view or send the error log.
Check for a new
find and install new versions.
version
Wordfast Pro 3
update dictionaries that can be used during
Dictionary Updates
translation.
Shortcut List...
view all Wordfast Pro 3 functions and keyboard
(Ctrl+Shift+L)
shortcuts.
License Management
complete activation of Wordfast Pro 3 and manage
license.
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Use
to...
About Wordfast Pro 3
view plug-in and configuration details of Wordfast
Pro 3.
Managing projects
Translation projects can be managed both by project managers and translators. Managing a project
includes the following tasks:
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Creating or opening a project
•
Creating or opening a translation memory
•
Importing and exporting terminology lists
•
Defining penalties
•
Defining color codes
•
Enabling spell check
•
Translating in a project
•
Deleting a project
Creating or opening a project
In Wordfast Pro 3, it is necessary to create a project before translating a file. You can open a TXML file
for translation only if a project is created or opened. The project is a working environment that defines
settings for the source and target language, translation memory, glossary, and other user information.
Find below the procedures for the following tasks:
•
Creating a project
•
Opening a project
Creating a project
To create a project:
1. Open Wordfast Pro 3 and click
.
The TXML perspective appears.
2. Click File > Create Project.
The Create Project dialog box appears.
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3. Enter a unique Project name.
Note: A unique project name enables differentiation. Naming the project according to the client
name is a good practice. If a unique name is not given, an error message appears at the bottom
of the dialog box.
4. Select Source and Target Language.
Note: It is important to select the correct source and target languages. If either of them is
incorrect, Wordfast Pro 3 will not allow you to open files for translation. The languages that you
provide now will be the default language selection for all project files.
5. Click OK.
The Open Project dialog box appears. The project name appears in the Project List and the
project properties appear at the bottom of the dialog box.
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6. Select project name and click OK.
The Preferences (Filtered) dialog box appears.
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The Preferences (Filtered ) dialog box is used for the following tasks:
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Selecting translation memory settings. Go to Selecting translation memory settings for more
information.
•
Creating or opening translation memory. Go to Creating or opening translation memory for
more information.
•
Importing, exporting, adding, editing, and deleting terms. Go to Importing and exporting
glossaries and Working with glossaries for more information.
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Defining penalties. Go to Defining penalties for more information.
•
Defining color codes. Go to Defining color codes for more information.
•
Enabling spell check. Go to Enabling spell check for more information.
Managing projects
Opening a project
To open a project:
1. Open Wordfast Pro 3 and click
.
The TXML perspective appears.
2. Click File > Open Project.
The Open Project dialog box appears. The project names appear in the Project list and the
project properties appear at the bottom of the dialog box.
3. Select a project name and click OK.
The Wordfast Pro 3 screen appears with the project name on the title bar and the source and
target languages at the bottom of the screen.
Creating or opening a TM
Translation memory (TM) is designed to provide maximum content re-use to and facilitate collaboration
between globally distributed localization resources. Translators can leverage reusable content in two
ways:
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Local TM: The local TM is located in your system and can only be accessed and updated by you.
•
Remote TM: The remote TM is located on a server that can be accessed by several translators at
the same time. The translators can leverage the available content and also update the TM with
new reusable content.
Note: Generic users with only Read privilege cannot select the Read-Only checkbox in the TM List to
write to a remote TM. Generic Users with Read and Write privileges can select the Read-Only checkbox
in the TM List, and enable read/write privileges to the remote TM.
Find below the procedures for the following tasks:
•
Selecting translation memory settings
•
Creating a local TM
•
Adding a local TM
•
Exporting a local TM
•
Adding a remote TM
•
Changing TM priority
Selecting translation memory settings
To select translation memory settings:
1. Open Wordfast Pro 3 and click
.
The TXML perspective appears.
2. Follow steps 1 to 6 from Creating a project.
OR
Click Translation Memory > New/Select TM.
The Preferences (Filtered) dialog box appears.
3. In the left pane, click Translation Memory.
The Translation Memory dialog box appears.
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4. Select Write unedited fuzzy and exact matches to a TM, to write unedited fuzzy and exact
matches to a TM.
Note: This option creates a local TM that can be used on your desktop for local concordance
searching. In this local TM, Machine Translated and fuzzy matches appear as 100% matches.
Therefore, it is suggested that a new local TM be created for this purpose.
5. Select Copy source on no match in editor checkbox, to copy the source to the target segment,
if there is no match when the TM is leveraged.
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6. Select Perform TM Lookup automatically, when navigating from one segment to the other.
Warning: Automatic TM lookup may affect system performance.
7. Select the percentage that should be calculated for such segments.
8. Enter the Fuzzy Match Threshold in (%).
Note: This value signifies the TM leverage percentage limit for a fuzzy match. For example, if you
enter a value of 75%, the tool will mark all the translations which are leveraged below 75% match
as a 'No match' segment.
9. Select the Analysis report settings:
Select
to...
Calculate analysis
show either % Segments or % Words based on this
report percentage by
selection as shown in the example below. Refer to
options: Segment or
Analyzing files.
Words.
Ignore translated
ignore translated segments.
segments from report
Ignore translated
ignore exact segments.
exact segments from
report
Calculate Internal
calculate internal fuzzy matches in source files. For
fuzzy matches
example, if there is a partial repetition of segments in
checkbox
a source file, it will be calculated as an internal fuzzy
match.
Include Internal Fuzzy
matches as TM
Matches
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10. Select a condition to be followed when editing an existing Translation Unit. The options are as
follows:
Select
to...
Add to TM by
overwrite the existing translation unit.
overwriting the existing
TU
Add TM; overwrite
overwrite the existing translation unit only if custom
existing TU if attributes
attributes for new and existing TU are identical. This
are identical (default)
option is selected by default.
Add to TM: do not
add to translation memory and not overwrite existing
overwrite existing TU
TU
Do not add to TM
not update the TM.
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11. Select Use Replaceables for higher TM matches checkbox to replace the selected terms in the
translation with terms from the selected TM.
Note: Selecting this option selects all suboptions by default. Select the checkbox to clear it, for
the terms you do not want to select for replacement from the TM.
Select
to...
Number replacement
consider all numbers appearing in the source as a
100% match. All decimals and mathematical
notifications are considered numbers. Alphanumeric
values are not considered numbers, for example,
562HH.
URL replacement
consider all URLs appearing in the source as a
100% match.
Punctuation
consider all punctuation appearing in the source as a
replacement
100% match.
Email address
consider all email addresses appearing in the source
as a 100% match.
12. Click OK.
The translation memory properties for the project are set up.
Creating a local TM
To create a local TM:
1. Follow steps 1 to 2 from section Selecting translation memory settings.
2. In the left pane, select Translation Memory > TM List.
The Translation Memory - TM List dialog box appears.
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3. Click Create TM.
The Create Local TM dialog box appears.
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4. Enter or browse the location for the local TM.
5. Enter a file name for the new local TM and click Save.
6. Enter a Symbolic name for the Local TM.
Note: Ensure that the name is unique and easily recognizable. If a unique name is not given, an
error message appears at the bottom of the dialog box.
7. Select Source and Target Language.
Note: The default source and target languages are the same as the currently open project.
Ensure that the selected TM and project have the same language pair assigned. If either of them
is incorrect, the TM will not be leveraged in the project.
8. Click OK.
The newly created local TM name appears in the TM List and the properties appear at the bottom
of the dialog box.
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9. Select the Active check box to use the newly created local TM during translation.
10. Select Read-Only check box if you do not want to update the local TM. (Optional)
11. Click OK.
A new local TM is created for the project.
Adding a local TM
To add a local TM:
1. Follow steps 1 to 2 from section Creating a local TM.
2. Click Add TM.
The Add Local TM dialog box appears.
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3. Enter or browse to the location of the local TM, and select the TM format from the drop-down list:
•
WF Classic TM format (.txt)
•
Translation Memory Exchange format (.tmx)
In the example below, the selected format is TMX.
4. Select a local TM file and click Open.
Note: Ensure that the correct local TM is selected. The local TM file must have a correct header,
which typically includes the creation date, user ID, source and target language, and so on. If an
error occurs, please log in to the Wordfast Pro 3 support hotline at www.wordfast.com.
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If the source and target languages of the selected TM do not match the locales for the project, the
following message appears:
Select the correct locales from the Add TM dialog box.
5. Follow steps 6 to 10 from section Creating a Local TM.
An existing local TM is selected for the project, and appears in the TM List.
Exporting a local TM
To export a local TM:
1. Open Wordfast Pro 3 and click
.
The TXML perspective appears.
2. Click Translation Memory > New/Select TM.
The Preferences (Filtered) dialog box appears.
3. In the left pane, click Translation Memory > TM List.
4. Select a local TM and click Export TM.
The Export Local TM dialog box appears.
5. If required, select another TM from the drop-down list.
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6. Select the Export Type format of the TM.
Note: You can either choose the default Wordfast Pro 3 TM format or TMX format.
7. Browse to the location where you want to save the exported TM and provide a file name.
8. Click OK.
The TM is exported to the specified location in the chosen format.
Adding a remote TM to WFServer
To add a remote TM to WFServer:
1. Follow steps 1 to 2 from section Selecting translation memory settings.
2. In the left pane, select Translation Memory > TM List.
The Translation Memory - TM List dialog box appears.
3. Click Add TM.
The Add TM dialog box appears.
4. Click the WFServer tab.
The WFServer options appear.
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5. Enter the remote TM URL.
The remote TM information is populated automatically when the username, password and Project
Short Code are contained within the URL string.
Alternatively, enter each of the remote TM properties.
The remote TM URL is populated automatically.
Note: The remote TM URL and login details are provided to you by the client, if they are using a
Wordfast TM server.
6. After entering all remote TM information, click Test.
Connection to the remote TM is established and a message appears.
7. Modify the Symbolic name for the remote TM, if required.
Note: The default symbolic name is a combination of the user name, address and port details.
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8. Enter Workgroup ID and Search Depth. (Optional)
Note: The Workgroup ID is a 10 digit number and is provided to you by the Wordfast Pro 3
administrator. If a Workgroup ID is not entered, you can only read from the remote TM. The
Workgroup ID is required if you need to update the remote TM.
Ensure that the user name is unique and easily recognizable.
Search depth signifies the number of results that can be viewed for a particular search. For
example, if you are looking for segments containing the word "hotel", only the first 200 segments
in the remote TM containing that word will appear.
9. Enter Timeout Properties.
There are three types of timeouts:
•
Connection Timeout: controls the connection or disconnection timeout.
•
Short Timeout: controls commands that are expected to be completed immediately
•
Long Timeout: controls commands that get serialized in the server's TM queue and
possibly take a long time to complete: searches, updates, concordance searches and so
on.
10. Select Use TM Admin Password to provide password to clean up target content and update the
TM.
The example below shows the reminder that appears when the mouse is pointed to the password
properties.
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Note: The password will be provided to you if you have Project Manager role access rights.
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Find below a possible setup for a remote TM.
11. Click OK.
The newly created or added remote TM name appears in the TM List and the properties appear
at the bottom of the dialog box. An example appears below.
Click the TM List column name to view the list in ascending, descending or default order. If any of
the TMs are selected, then the list will be sorted based on selected and unselected TMs.
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12. Select the Active check box, to use the new remote TM during translation.
13. Select the Read-Only check box, if you do not want to update the remote TM. (Optional)
14. Click OK.
A new or existing remote TM is created or opened for the project.
Changing TM Priority
1. Click TM Priority under Translation Memory.
The Translation Memory - TM Priority dialog box appears.
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2. Click
or
to prioritize newly created or available local and remote TMs.
Note: Prioritizing TMs will ensure that the first TM in the list is leveraged first, followed by the
remaining TMs.
Importing and exporting glossaries
A glossary is a list of source terms and their preferred translations. For example, a terminology list could
include information as follows:
Source
Target
translation memory
mémoire de traduction
translation unit
unité de traduction
data transfer rate
taux de transfert de données
International Translators Federation
Fédération Internationale des Traducteurs
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The glossary is stored as a tab-delimited list of source and target terms on your computer or a common
server. To use a glossary, you need to import it into Wordfast Pro 3. After completing a translation project,
you also have an option to add new terms and export the glossary to your computer or a common server.
Find below the procedures for the following tasks:
•
Importing a glossary
•
Adding a remote glossary
•
Editing a remote glossary
•
Exporting a glossary
•
Changing Glossary Priority
Importing a glossary
To import a glossary:
1. Open Wordfast Pro 3 and click
.
The TXML perspective appears.
2. Click Terminology > Import.
The Import Glossary dialog box appears.
3. Choose File type. You have two options:
•
Tab delimited text file (.txt)
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Term Base eXchange (.tbx)
4. Enter or browse for the glossary.
5. Select checkbox to ensure that the first row of the glossary is viewed as headings.
6. Next, you have two options:
•
Select Create new Glossary if you are importing the first terminology file for the project.
•
Select Import into existing terminology, if you have already imported a glossary and want
to combine both the files.
Creating a new glossary
To create a new glossary:
1. Follow steps 1 to 4 from Importing a glossary.
2. Click Create new glossary.
3. Click OK.
The Create Glossary dialog box appears. The Symbolic Name will be populated based on the
imported glossary file name. The Source and Target Language Code will be populated based on
the language of the currently open project.
4. If required, enter a different Symbolic name, Source Language Code, and Target Language
Code.
5. Click OK.
The terms from the local terminology list are imported and a new terminology file is created.
Import into existing glossary
To import a new glossary into an existing glossary:
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1. Follow steps 1 to 4 from Importing a glossary.
2. Select Import into existing Glossary.
The Import into existing Glossary option is activated.
3. Select the Existing Glossary for the open project.
4. In the If term already exists prompt, select an action to perform if there is an overlap between
the existing and new terminology list.
5. Click OK.
The Glossary import report dialog box appears. This describes the number of terms that will be
imported.
6. Click OK.
The new glossary is imported and the following message will appear:
Adding a remote glossary
A glossary can be added using the following:
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Term Manager
•
WF Server
•
Wordfast Anywhere
Term Manager
To add a glossary from Term Manager:
1. Open Wordfast Pro 3 and click
.
The TXML perspective appears.
2. Open the Terminology menu and click New/Select Glossary.
The Preferences - Glossary List appears.
3. Click Add.
The Add Glossary dialog box appears.
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4. Give the glossary a Symbolic Name and assign a Source and Target Language Code.
5. Enter the URL of the Term Manager instance.
The remote TMGR information is populated automatically, when the username, password and
Project Short Code are contained within the URL string.
Alternatively, enter each of the remote TM properties.
Option
Description
URL
Enter the Term Manager URL.
Username
Enter the username to access
Term Manager.
Password
Enter the corresponding
password for the username.
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Option
Description
Project Short
Enter the Term Manager project
Codes
shortcodes. If multiple Project
Short Codes are needed,
separate them with a comma.
6. Select the Synchronization Properties.
Option
Description
Synchronize
synchronize blacklisted terms in Term Manager with TransStudio
blacklist terms:
blacklist. Selected by default.
Automatic
enable automatic synchronization with GlobalLink® Term Manager
Synchronization
(TMGR) whenever a term is added or deleted. Selected by default.
Synchronize on
enable Term Manager synchronization when the Glossary dialog box
Glossary Startup:
is opened.
Note: TransStudio can connect to Term Manager versions running
4.3.1 or above. Version 4.3.1 supports read access only, and
read/write access is supported as of Version 4.5. Selected by default.
Synchronize
enter the interval for Term Manager synchronization.
interval (seconds):
Note: If the remote glossary was not set up to be synchronized, it can be synchronized from the glossary.
Click Synchronize.
When the glossary synchronization is complete, a confirmation message appears. A report appears
showing the number of terms added, updated or removed.
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7. Click Test... to test the Term Manager connection status.
The following message appears when Wordfast successfully connects to the Term Manager
instance.
8. Click OK.
9. Click OK on the Add Glossary dialog box.
The new glossary is added to the glossary list.
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Note: Wordfast can connect to Term Manager versions running 4.3.1 or above. Version 4.3.1
supports read access only, and read/write access is supported as of Version 4.5.
WF Server
To add a glossary from WF Server:
1. Open Wordfast Pro 3 and click
.
The TXML perspective appears.
2. Open the Terminology menu and click New/Select Glossary.
The Preferences - Glossary List appears.
3. Click Add.
The Add Glossary dialog box appears.
4. Click the WFServer tab.
The WFServer details appear.
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5. Give the glossary a Symbolic Name.
6. Enter the URL of the WFServer to autopopulate the WF Server properties
OR
Enter the Address, Port, Username, and Password for the WFServer to autopopulate the URL.
7. Enter the Workgroup ID.
8. Click Test... to test the WFServer connection status.
The following message appears when Wordfast successfully connects to the WFServer.
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9. Click OK on the Add Glossary dialog box.
The new glossary is added to the glossary list.
Wordfast Anywhere
To add a glossary from Wordfast Anywhere (WFA):
1. Open Wordfast Pro 3 and click
.
The TXML perspective appears.
2. Open the Terminology menu and click New/Select Glossary.
The Preferences - Glossary List appears.
3. Click Add.
The Add Glossary dialog box appears.
4. Click the Wordfast Anywhere tab.
The Wordfast Anywhere details appear.
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5. Give the glossary a Symbolic Name.
6. Enter the URL of Wordfast Anywhere.
7. Enter Workgroup ID.
Note: The Workgroup ID is mandatory to connect to Wordfast Anywhere glossary. The
Workgroup ID can be found in the WFA TM details.
8. Click Test... to test the Wordfast Anywhere connection status.
The following message appears when Wordfast successfully connects to Wordfast Anywhere.
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9. Click OK.
10. Click OK on the Add Glossary dialog box.
The new glossary is added to the glossary list.
Editing a remote glossary
1. Open Wordfast Pro 3 and click
.
The TXML perspective appears.
2. Open the Terminology menu and click Edit, then select the appropriate glossary.
The glossary appears.
3. Click Search to search through the glossary. Both Source and Target search options are
available.
4. Click Add to add a term to the glossary.
5. Click Synchronization to synchronize any added terms to the glossary.
Note: Wordfast can connect to Term Manager versions running 4.3.1 or above. Version 4.3.1 supports
read access only, and read/write access is supported as of Version 4.5.
Exporting a glossary
Local and remote glossaries can be exported, with the exception of Term Manager glossaries. To export
a glossary:
1. Open Wordfast Pro 3 and click
The TXML perspective appears.
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2. Click Terminology > Export.
OR
Select the glossary from the drop-down menu.
The glossary appears.
3. Click Export.
The Export Glossary dialog box appears.
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4. Select Glossary name.
5. Select Export type. You have two options:
•
Tab delimited: a TXT file
•
TBX: an XML file
6. Enter or browse the location for the glossary.
7. Click OK.
The glossary is exported and saved at the specified location.
Changing Glossary Priority
1. Click on Glossary Priority under Terminology.
The Terminology - Glossary Priority dialog box appears.
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2. Click
or
to prioritize newly created or available local and remote glossaries.
Note: Prioritizing glossaries will ensure that the first glossary in the list is leveraged first, followed
by the remaining glossaries.
Defining penalties
Penalties are defined to maintain high quality of the content leveraged from translation memory. A value
is assigned to each of the penalties, which are taken into account to calculate the translation score. This
score is used to differentiate between golden or 100 %, fuzzy and no match.
To define penalties:
1. Open Wordfast Pro 3 and click
.
The TXML perspective appears.
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2. Click Edit > Preferences > Translations > Translation Memory > Penalties.
The Preferences (Filtered) Penalties dialog box appears.
3. Enter values for penalties. Find below the list of penalties and description:
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Penalty
Description
Case
penalizes different case in letters.
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Non literal
penalization is for punctuations, space, special characters
like apostrophes, dashes, quotes and so on.
Tag
penalizes different tags.
Align
penalizes TUs coming from an alignment.
Machine
penalizes TUs coming from MT.
translation
Multiple
penalizes TUs if there are duplicates within the TM with
translations
different translations.
Local TM
penalizes TU from local desktop copy.
Remote TM
penalizes TU from remote TM.
Private TU
penalizes workgroup Translation Unit (TU) from remote TM.
(Remote)
Public TU
penalizes non-workgroup TU from remote TM.
(Remote)
Attribute
penalizes if attributes differ.
If attribute is not:
consider this attribute name for penalization when the
custom attribute in the TU does not match the text box
attribute.
If filename
consider filename as an attribute for penalization when the
attribute does
filename attribute in the TU does not match the TXLF
not match
filename.
Defining color codes
The color codes are used to differentiate between different types of content in the TXML editor
workspace.
To define color codes:
1. Open Wordfast Pro 3 and click
.
The TXML perspective appears.
2. Click Edit > Preferences > Translations > Colors.
The Preferences (Filtered) Colors dialog box appears. This displays the default colors assigned to
different content types.
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3. If you want to change the default color for any of the content types, click the colored box.
For example, click the colored box next to Tag color.
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A color palette appears.
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4. Select a color, for example, purple and click OK.
The color code for the selected content changes from blue to purple.
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Enabling spell check
Enabling the spell check option is a good practice to ensure high quality. Spell check is supported in
Windows and if you have MS Office installed. Spell check is enabled by default.
To disable spell check:
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1. Open Wordfast Pro 3 and click
.
The TXML perspective appears.
2. Click Edit > Preferences > Spelling.
The Preferences (Filtered) Spelling dialog appears.
3. Select Enable spell checking checkbox.
All spelling preferences are cleared. To select spelling preferences, select the Enable spell
checking checkbox. The Hunspell spellcheck engine is automatically selected. To view all
dictionaries available in the Hunspell spell check engine, click Spelling > Hunspell in the left
pane.
4. Select the Check Spelling as you type checkbox. (Optional)
5. If enabling spell checking for Portuguese, select Portuguese Modes from the drop down list. The
options are:
•
Pre-Reform: traditional spellings
•
Post-Reform: new spellings
•
Both: traditional and new spellings
6. Select Microsoft Office Spellcheck to select Microsoft Office Spellcheck.
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7. Click OK.
The Spell check option is enabled.
Note: The option for choosing spell check languages is available during installation.
8. To use spell check, click Edit > Spell Check or press F7.
The Spelling options appear. An example screenshot is given below.
9. The options available are:
Use
to...
Ignore once
ignore the suggestions for the highlighted word or
phrase.
Ignore All
ignore the suggestions for highlighted word or phrase in
the entire file.
Add to Dictionary
add the word or phrase to the dictionary.
Change
change the existing word or phrase to the selected
suggestion.
Change All
change all instances of the existing word or phrase to
the selected suggestion.
Cancel
cancel spell checking.
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Translating in a project
After you have completed the initial steps of creating project, opening translation memory, importing
glossary and defining penalties and colors, the Wordfast Pro 3 workspace is ready to be used for
translation. The translation process broadly includes the following tasks:
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Opening a file
•
Translating a file
•
Finding and replacing content
•
Enabling translation options
•
Enabling Machine Translation
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Enabling Auto Propagation
•
Leveraging repetitive content
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Working with translation memory
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Working with glossaries
•
Working with tags
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Editing source segment
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Using Transcheck
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Confirming or Unconfirming segments
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Using Outline window
•
Viewing TXML Context
•
Using notes
•
Viewing segment changes
•
Saving and closing a file
•
Using shortcut icons
•
Modifying colors and fonts
Opening a file
To open a file for translation:
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1. Open Wordfast Pro 3 and click
.
The TXML perspective appears.
2. Click File > Open File, select file for translation and click Open.
OR
Left-click on the file, and drag it to the Translation window (drag_and_drop).
The file appears in the Translation window.
Note: the file name appears in the tab. To view the file location (file path), point to the tab with the mouse.
The file location appears in a popup.
Note: Wordfast Pro 3 supports only those TTX files that are translated and segmented using tag editor.
The TTX files must be renamed to match the source format if they need to be viewed in tag editor.
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Find below the description for the various components of the Wordfast Pro 3 workspace.
Number
Component
Description
File name
The TXML file name appears here. You can open multiple files, which appear as
tabs.
Note: the file name appears in the tab. To view the file location (file path), point to
the tab with the mouse. The file location appears in a popup.
Source
The segment that requires translation appears here.
segment
Translation
The translation score, which is the percentage of match found in the TM appears
score
here.
Target
The translated content is entered here by the translator.
segment
Views
The TXML file can be viewed in two ways, as plain text and in a table format.
TM Lookup
The TM leverage results appear here. You can also search the TM for a term or a
window
phrase. Refer to Using TM Lookup window.
Txml
The TXML context of the currently open file appears here. Refer to Viewing TXML
Context
Context.
Notes
The notes specific to each segment. Refer to Using notes.
Segment
The segment changes in the currently open file appear here. Refer to Viewing
Changes
segment changes.
TXML
The attributes of the TXML per segment appear here.
Attributes
Outline
The color coded list of all source segments appears here. The colors signify the
window
translation score. Refer to Using Outline window.
Translating a file
This section describes the steps for translating a TXML file when there are no TMs available for leverage.
After entering the new translation for a file, you can save the translation to a new TM, which can be
leveraged at a later stage.
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To translate a file:
1. Follow the steps to open a file from section Opening a file.
The file appears in the Translation window. The first translatable segment will appear in a blue
background, and your cursor will be in the target segment by default. Go to Enabling translation
options for information on enabling and disabling different translation options.
Note: The tags in the source segment are marked in grey. For example, {ut1}. These tags should
be either copied and pasted or typed into the target segment. They should not be edited or
deleted.
2. Type the target segment.
The typed target segment will appear in a pink background as shown in the screenshot below.
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Note: the source characters and the target are counted in the Status bar, under the TM Lookup
window: If a maximum character length has been set, segments or block/paragraph exceeding
the maximum show the count in red.
In the example below, the character count of the source segment is 74-74, where the first 74 is
the segment character count, and the second 74 is the block/paragraph, character count.
The character count of the target segment and block or paragraph is 84-84.
The maximum length for the target segment is N/A. No maximum length was set.
The block or paragraph count is set to 50 characters, exceeding the maximum length by 34
characters. The block/paragraph count appears in red.
For more information, go to Adding an Excel Filter.
3. Select Translation Memory > Next Segment or click
or press Alt+Down.
The typed target segment is saved to the TM and the cursor moves to the next segment.
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Note: If you need help creating or opening a TM, go to Creating or opening a TM. To update
translation memory with new content, ensure the TM has Read only check box is not selected,
and update options are selected. Go to Selecting translation memory settings for more
information.
Also note that, the TM will not be leveraged or updated if you press the Enter or Tab keys or if
you click into another segment in the Translation window or the Outline window.
4. After translating all the source segments, select Translation Memory > Commit all segments
to TM, or click
or press Ctrl+Alt+End, to update the TM before closing the file.
Clearing a target segment
To clear a target segment, place the cursor over the target segment, right-click and select Clear Target,
or select Edit > Clear Target Segment, or press Ctrl+Alt+X.
Viewing last edited segment
You can view the last segment that was worked on by reopening the file and pressing Shift+F5. The
cursor will be placed in the target segment that was last worked on.
Finding and replacing content
You can find and replace the translated content using the find and replace option.
To find and replace content:
1. Follow the steps to open a file from section Opening a file.
The file appears in the Translation window.
2. Click Edit > Find/Replace or press Ctrl+F.
The Find/Replace dialog box appears.
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3. Type the content in the Find and Replace with fields.
4. Enable the following options, if required:
Select
to find and replace...
Direction
Forward
content after of the cursor location.
Backward
content before of the cursor location.
Segment
Source
source segments only.
Target
target segments only.
Source and Target
both source and target segments.
Options
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Case sensitive
content with matching case.
Whole word
whole words only.
Wrap search
starting from and returning to the start location.
Ignore non-breaking
content containing non-breaking spaces, and ignore the
space
non-breaking space.
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Select
to find and replace...
Scope
From cursor
from the cursor location to end of the file.
Current file
from the beginning to the end of the current file only.
Open files
in all open files.
5. Click Find to find the first instance of the content or click Replace All to replace all instances.
6. Click Replace/Find to replace the searched content and find the next instance, or click Replace
to replace the searched content only.
OR
Drag content from source to target (drag-and-drop) .
Enabling translation options
Before or during translation, you can enable or disable some generic translation options.
To enable translations specific preferences:
1. Open Wordfast Pro 3 and click
.
The TXML perspective appears.
2. Click Edit > Preferences > Translations.
The Translations dialog box appears.
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3. Enable the following translations options, if required:
Select
to...
Use ,,smart quotes”
enable smart quotes. Depending on the target
language Wordfast Pro 3 will automatically change
the quote (straight or curly) that is used when the
user presses the quote button on the keyboard.
A non-breaking space (&nbsp) will be added before
the following punctuation when the target language
is French-France (fr-FR):
:, ;, <<, >>, !, ?, %, $, #, €
Disable segment not
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Select
to...
committed to TM
segment is not committed to the TM before moving
warning
to the next segment.
Disable commit fuzzy
disable the warning that appears when a fuzzy or
segments to TM
partial match segment is committed to the TM.
warning
Disable target
disable the warning that appears when a target
overwrite warning
segment is overwritten.
Merge across
enable segments from adjacent paragraphs to
paragraphs
merge. A paragraph tag appears between
segments merged from different paragraphs, in
source and target.
Track segment change
track revisions to segments. Selected by default.
revisions
Next segment (TM
use the Next Segment shortcut to leverage the next
Commit) shortcut
segment. Selected by default.
leverages next
segment
Enabling Machine Translation
Wordfast Pro 3 includes an automated machine translation feature which populates translations
whenever a file is open or when there are no translation memory segment matches.
To enable Machine Translation:
1. Open Wordfast Pro 3 and click Edit > Preferences > Translations > Machine Translation.
The Machine Translation Preferences dialog box appears.
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2. Select one of the following:
•
Always perform Machine Translation, if you want machine translated content to appear
when you leverage a segment. TM matches will appear in TM Lookup, along with the MT
matches.
•
Perform when there is no TM Match, if you want machine translated content to appear
when there are no match segments.
•
Perform MT manually, if you want machine translated content to appear only when the
MT is performed manually, using the MT icon in TXML editor.
3. Select check boxes if you wish to allow all unedited segments in active document to be leveraged
with MT and to remove MT score from score column when segment is edited.
4. Please read the disclaimer carefully.
5. Click Apply.
6. You can enable either Google Translate, Microsoft Translate, and/or WorldLingo.
Google Translate
To enable Google Translate:
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1. Open Wordfast Pro 3 and click Edit > Preferences > Translations > Machine Translation >
Google Translate.
The Google Translate Preferences dialog box appears.
2. Select Enable Google Translator checkbox to populate preset translations.
3. Enter the API key, which is mandatory to use Google Translate. Click the You can also look at
the video How to obtain a Google Translate API key for more information.
4. Select Use Google Translator as primary checkbox to give Google MT preference over other
Machine Translation service.
5. Click Test to test the service.
6. Click Apply to save the selection and OK if you wish to close the Preferences dialog box.
Microsoft Translate
To enable Microsoft Translate:
1. Open Wordfast Pro 3 and click Edit > Preferences > Translations > Machine Translation >
Microsoft Translate.
The Microsoft Translate Preferences dialog box appears.
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2. Select Enable Microsoft Translator checkbox to populate preset translations.
3. Enter the Client Id and Client Secret, which are mandatory to use Microsoft Translate. Click the
Click here to obtain Microsoft Translator Client Secret link for more information.
4. Optional: Select Category Search and enter a category name, to conduct a more contextsensitive search for a preset translation. For more information on using Category Search, see the
Microsoft Translator Hub User Guide.
5. Select Use Microsoft Translator as primary checkbox to give Microsoft MT preference over
other Machine Translation service.
6. Click Test, to test the service.
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7. Click Apply to save the selection and OK if you wish to close the Preferences dialog box.
An example is shown below.
WorldLingo
To enable WorldLingo:
1. Open Wordfast Pro 3 and click Edit > Preferences > Translations > Machine Translation >
WorldLingo.
The WorldLingo Preferences dialog box appears.
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2. Select Enable WorldLingo checkbox, to populate preset translations.
3. Select Use WorldLingo as primary checkbox to give WorldLingo preference over other Machine
Translation service.
Note: WorldLingo MT is limited to the following languages:
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English ↔ Spanish
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English ↔ German
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English ↔ Italian
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English ↔ Portuguese
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English ↔ Dutch
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English ↔ Greek
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English ↔ French
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English ↔ Korean
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French ↔ Spanish
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French ↔ German
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French ↔ Italian
•
French ↔ Portuguese
•
French ↔ Dutch
•
French ↔ Greek
•
English ↔ Russian
•
English ↔ Arabic
•
English ↔ Simplified Chinese
•
English ↔ Traditional Chinese
4. Click Test, to test the service.
5. Click Apply to save the selection and OK if you wish to close the Preferences dialog box.
Using machine translation
To use machine translation:
1. In the TXML Editor, open a file for translation.
2. Click
or press Alt+-, click
or press Alt+Down or click
or press Alt+Up.
The machine translation will appear in the TM Lookup window.
3. To populate the machine translation in the target segment, click
or right-click in the target
segment and click Machine Translation. Find below and example screenshot of a machine
translated file.
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Note: Machine translated content is highlighted in orange by default and marked as MT in the
Score column. If required, the default color code can be modified. Refer to Defining color codes.
Enabling Auto-Propagation
You can choose to propagate translations for segments in the document automatically when you commit
a segment to translation memory. The Auto-Propagation option allows you to enable or disable this
feature. Enabling the Auto Propagation option will also allow you to leverage previous translation of
repetitive content. For more information, refer to Leveraging repetitive content.
To enable Auto-Propagation:
1. Open Wordfast Pro 3 and click
.
The TXML perspective appears.
2. Click Edit > Preferences > Translations > Auto-Propagation.
The Auto-Propagation dialog box appears.
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3. Select Enable autopropagation checkbox to automatically propagate translation based on
previous translation completed in the file.
4. Select Enable autopropagation across all open files to automatically propagate all open files
in TXML editor.
5. Enable the following autopropagation options, if required:
Select
to overwrite...
100% matches
100% translation memory (TM) matches.
Fuzzy matches
partial translation memory matched.
Autopropagated
all autopropagated matches. This means that if
matches
there are multiple segments that have the same
content then editing one segment will auto
propagate the change in all matching segments.
Modified segments
edited autopropagated matches. This means that if
there are multiple segments that have the same
content and the first and second repetitions are
edited, then the following matching segments will
be updated based on the second segment that was
changed.
Machine Translated
machine translated content.
segments
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Select
to overwrite...
Committed segments
translated content that is committed to the TM.
6. Click Apply and OK.
The Auto-Propagation option is enabled.
Enabling Auto-Suggest
The Auto-Suggest option populates suggestions based on content or numeric values from source and
terminology matches.
To enable Auto-Suggest:
1. Open Wordfast Pro 3 and click
.
The TXML perspective appears.
2. Click Edit > Preferences > Translations > Auto-Suggest.
The Auto-Suggest dialog box appears.
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3. Select the Enable Auto-Suggest checkbox.
4. Enable the following auto-suggest options, if required:
Select
to view suggestions in target segment for...
Numbers from source
numbers that appear in the source segment.
Number conversions
number conversions based on different rules. For
example: If the file is being translated from English
(United States) to German (Germany), $1,000
appearing in source segment will be suggested as
$1.000 in the target segment.
Uppercase words from
upper case words that appear in the source
source
segment.
URLs from source
URLs that appear in the source segment.
Email addresses from
email addresses that appear in the source
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Select
to view suggestions in target segment for...
source
segment.
Glossary matches
term matches from synchronized glossary found in
the source segment.
5. Click Apply and OK.
The Auto-Suggest option is enabled.
6. To view suggested terms, begin typing in the target segment. An example is given in the
screenshot below.
Leveraging repetitive content
The leveraging repetitive content option can be used when there are repetitive segments in a file. For
example, if there are multiple instances of the phrase "Our Process" then the translator needs to type the
translation only once. The remaining segments are leveraged automatically. To use this feature you must
enable the Auto Propagation option. For more information, refer to Enabling Auto Propagation.
To leverage repetitive content:
1. Follow the steps to open a file from section Opening a file.
The file appears in the Translation window. The first translatable segment will appear in a blue
background, and your cursor will be in the target segment by default.
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Note: There are three instances of the source segment "Auto Prop".
2. Type the target segment for the first instance.
The typed target segment will appear in a pink background as shown in the screenshot below.
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3. Select Translation Memory > Next Segment or click
or press Alt+Down.
The typed target segment is saved to the TM and the subsequent repetitive segments are
leveraged. The segments appear in an orange background as shown in the screenshot below.
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Note: The remaining two instances of "Auto Prop" are translated automatically.
Working with TM
Translation memory (TM) is designed to provide maximum content re-use and facilitate collaboration
between globally distributed localization resources. Find below the procedures for the following tasks:
•
Leveraging translation memory
•
Using TM Lookup window
•
Updating translation memory
Leveraging translation memory
To leverage translation memory:
1. Follow the steps to open a file from section Opening a file.
The file appears in the Translation window. The first translatable segment will be open, and your
cursor will be in the target segment by default.
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2. Select Translation Memory > Current Segment Leverage or click
The TM will be leveraged and the target segment appears.
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Using Replaceables
You can leverage the TM to replace numbers, URLs, punctuation and email addresses in the translation.
If Use Replaceables for higher TM matches was selected in Preferences, the leveraged segment will
overwrite the translation. For more information, go to Selecting Translation Memory Settings.
In the example below, the numbers differ in the source and target segments.
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1. Select Translation Memory > Current Segment Leverage or click
or press Alt+-.
The TM overwrites the number in the target segment.
Translation memory default color representation
Find below the list of default color representations for source and target segments in the Translation
window:
Color
Representation
Blue
Source segment
Yellow
Grey
Green
Pink
Fuzzy match
No match or NA
100% match
Segment modified since
the original file was
created
Purple
Segment modified and
updated to translation
memory
Go to Defining color codes for more information.
Using TM Lookup window
The TM Lookup window is used to view TM leverage results and context searching. Find below the
procedure for the following tasks:
•
Viewing TM leverage results
•
Using TM lookup
Viewing TM leverage results
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The TM Lookup window displays the leverage results for the current source segment, if Perform TM
Lookup Automatically is selected in Preferences. The results display the segment ID, Source and Target
segments, leverage score, TM Name, User Name, and Date/Time of update to TM.
TM Lookup default color representation
Find below the list of default color representations for source and target segments and translation score in
the TM Lookup window:
Color
Representation
Blue
Source segment
Yellow
Fuzzy match
Green
100% match on word or
phrase in target
segment
Highlighted
text
Words or phrases that
do not match the source
segment. This appears if
Diff highlight is not
selected.
Diff Highlight
Add
Word or phrases that
appear in the source but
not in the TM. This
appears if Diff Highlight
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Color
Representation
is selected.
Diff Highlight
Remove
Word or phrases that
appear in the TM but not
in the source. This
appears if Diff Highlight
is selected.
Go to Defining color codes for more information.
Using TM lookup
TM lookup is a process that searches for specific source segment text in the translation memory. The
results display source and target segments.
To perform TM lookup:
1. Enter a word or phrase in the TM Lookup text box. For example,
•
Our Process: searches segments with either word available in lower, upper and sentence
case.
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"Our Process": searches only those segments that include both words in the same order
and case.
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Our+Process: searches segments which include both the words available in lower, upper
and sentence case.
2. Select the Case sensitive check box
to match case.
3. Click Find In Source or Find In Target.
Note: If you want matches that only have all the words in your phrase, use + signs between each
word instead of spaces. If you use spaces in the search string, then results will show segments
that have any of the words in them.
OR
1. Select a word or phrase in the source segment.
2. Press Ctrl+Shift+T or
.
The TM Lookup results appear. The results display the segment ID, Source, and Target
segments, TM Name, Username and Date/Time of update to TM.
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Note: The words or phrases that match the searched context are highlighted.
If no TM is selected, the following dialog box appears:
Click TM List to select a TM from the list of TMs.
To continue without selecting a TM, click OK or close the dialog box.
Updating translation memory
To update translation memory with new content, ensure the TM has the Read only checkbox clear and
update options are selected. Go to Creating or opening a translation memory and Selecting translation
memory settings for more information.
When you navigate source segments by pressing Alt+Down or Alt+Up or clicking
or
, segments
are saved automatically to the TM.
Note: If you have changed the target segment, and you navigate using other methods (for example,
clicking other segments to navigate directly to them), a warning message appears asking if you want to
save the target segment.
Working with terminology
Find below the procedures for the following tasks:
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Setting copy term option
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Highlighting terms
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Auto propagating terms
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Using terminology wildcard
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Leveraging a glossary
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Adding terms
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Editing terms
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Copy a term
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Adding blacklist
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Editing blacklist
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Setting copy term option
The copy term option copies the source segment to the target segment.
To set copy term option:
1. Open Wordfast Pro 3 and click
.
The TXML perspective appears.
2. Click Terminology > New/Select Glossary > Translations > Terminology.
The Preferences (Filtered) Terminology dialog box appears.
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3. Select one of the following copy term options:
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Copy only source: to copy source term from the source segment to the target segment.
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Copy only target terms: to copy target term to the target segment.
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Copy both source and target glossary terms: to copy both source and target terms to the
target segment.
4. Select Enable automatic fuzzy term recognition checkbox to clear it, if you do not want to
see fuzzy matches from the glossary highlighted.
5. Select Highlight terms in Editor with Box to clear it, if you do not want to enable highlighting of
terms with a box in the TXML Editor.
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6. Select Ignore case for term highlights to clear it, if you do not want to ignore case when
highlighting terms.
7. Click Apply and OK.
Highlighting terms
To highlight terms:
1. Click Terminology > New/Select Glossary > Translations > Terminology.
The Preferences (Filtered) Terminology dialog box appears.
2. Select Highlight terms in Editor with Box checkbox to highlight terms in the TXML editor in
different colors with a box as explained below.
Green
100% match in source
and target
Orange
(fuzzy in source or
target)
Red
match in source but no
match in target
3. Click Apply and OK.
The terms are highlighted as shown in the screenshot below.
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Under the Terminology menu click Run/Stop Term Highlighting (Ctrl+F5) to highlight terms
and to turn off highlighting for all segments. The terms will still be highlighted for the currently
selected segment.
Auto-propagating terms
To auto-propagate terms:
1. Follow the steps to open a file from Opening a file.
The file appears in the Translation window. If a term from the glossary exists in the source
segment, it will appear in red by default.
Note: Ensure that a glossary is imported and selected for the project. For more information, refer
to Importing a glossary.
2. Select Edit > Copy Source or click
or press Alt+Insert, to copy the text from the source
segment into the target segment.
The glossary term translation is auto propagated as shown in the screenshot below.
Note: The term 'Process' is followed by its translation 'Proceso'.
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Using a term wildcard
To add and use a term wildcard:
1. Follow the steps to open a file from Opening a file.
The file appears in the Translation window. If a term from the glossary exists in the source
segment, it will appear in red by default.
2. Click Terminology > Edit.
3. Select the glossary that you want to edit.
The glossary appears.
4. Double-click the entry you want to modify.
The Edit term dialog box appears.
5. Type a '*' after the term to populate all variations of the selected term. For example, the wildcard
term 'Process*' will populate the target 'Proceso' for all term variations such as 'Processes',
'Processing', and so on.
6. Click Modify.
The terminology wildcard is activated.
Leveraging a glossary
To leverage a glossary:
1. Follow the steps to open a file from Opening a file.
The file appears in the Translation window. If a term from the glossary exists in the source
segment, it will appear in red by default.
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2. Select Terminology > Previous Term / Next Term or click
or
or press Ctrl+Alt+8 /
Ctrl+Alt+9.
The term is highlighted and selected.
3. In the target segment, place the cursor at the location where you want the translated term to
appear.
4. Select Terminology > Copy Term or click
or press Ctrl+Alt+0.
The translated term appears in the target segment.
Adding terms
There are two ways to add terms to a local or remote glossary:
1. Click Terminology > Add Term or click
.
The Add to glossary dialog box appears.
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2. Enter the term in the Source or Target field.
3. Enter a Description of the term if desired.
4. Select the glossary to which you want to add the term.
5. Click OK.
OR
1. Select text from the source or target segment. Press Ctrl+Alt+T, or click Terminology > Add
Term or click
.
2. The Add to Glossary dialog box appears. The selected text appears in the source or target field,
depending on whether it is in the source or target segment. In the example below, the selected
text appears in the source field.
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3. Enter a Description of the term if desired.
4. Select the glossary to which you want to add the term.
5. Click OK.
OR
1. To continue and add text to the target field, keep the Add to Glossary dialog box open. Select
text from the target segment. Press Ctrl+Alt+T, or click Terminology > Add Term or click
.The
selected text appears in the target field.
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2. Enter a Description of the term if desired.
3. Select the glossary to which you want to add the term.
4. Click OK.
The new term is added.
Alternatively,
1. Click Terminology > Edit or click
.
2. Select the glossary list to which you want to add terms.
The glossary list appears.
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Note: To expand or shrink a column, point to the right edge of the column's header with the
mouse.
A two-directional arrow appears.
Drag the arrow to the right to shrink the column.
Drag the arrow to the left to shrink the column.
3. Click
.
The Add term dialog box appears.
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4. Enter Source, Target, and Description of the term.
Note: If you are adding a term to a remote glossary, the Description field will not be available.
5. Click Add.
The new term is added.
Editing terms
To edit terms:
1. Click Terminology > Edit or click
or Ctrl+Alt+Enter.
2. Select the glossary list that you want to edit.
The glossary list appears.
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Note: To expand or shrink a column, point to the right edge of the column's header with the
mouse.
A two-directional arrow appears.
Drag the arrow to the right to shrink the column.
Drag the arrow to the left to shrink the column.
3. Double-click the term you want to modify.
OR
Select a term and click
.
OR
Right-click a term. The terminology editor submenu appears:
4. Click Modify.
The Edit term dialog box appears.
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5. Enter the necessary changes and click Modify.
The modified term appears in the glossary.
Copy a term
1. Click Terminology > Edit or click
or press Ctrl+Alt+Enter.
2. Select the glossary list that you want to edit.
The glossary list appears.
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3. Right-click a term. The terminology editor submenu appears:
4. Click Copy.
The term is copied from the Terminology Editor.
Adding a blacklist
A blacklist includes words or phrases that should not be used in the target segment.
To add a blacklist:
1. Click Edit > Preferences > Terminology > Blacklist.
The Blacklist dialog box appears.
2. Click Create, to create a new blacklist or Add, to add an existing blacklist.
Note: the blacklist must be a tab-delimited file.
3. Browse and select the location of the new blacklist or existing blacklist.
4. Type a symbolic name and select the language code of the blacklist.
5. Click OK.
The newly created or selected blacklist appears in the Blacklist List.
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6. Select Selected check box to use the blacklist during translation.
7. Select Read only check box, if you do not want to update the blacklist. (Optional)
8. Click OK.
A new or existing blacklist is created or opened for the project.
Editing blacklist
To edit an existing blacklist:
1. Open Wordfast Pro 3 and click
The TXML perspective appears.
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2. Click the Edit blacklist icon and select the blacklist as shown in the screenshot below.
The Blacklist appears as a separate tab.
Note: To expand or shrink a column, point to the right edge of the column's header with the
mouse.
A two-directional arrow appears.
Drag the arrow to the right to shrink the column.
Drag the arrow to the left to shrink the column.
3. To add a term to the blacklist, click Add.
The Add Term dialog box appears.
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4. Enter the Forbidden and Suggested term.
5. Click Add.
The forbidden term and suggestion appears in the blacklist.
6. To modify a term from the blacklist, select the term and click Modify.
The Modify Term dialog box appears.
7. Edit the Forbidden and Suggested term and click Modify.
8. To delete a term from the blacklist, select the term and click Remove.
A warning message appears.
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9. Click Yes to delete the blacklisted term.
Wordfast Pro and Wordfast Classic glossary synchronization
Wordfast Professional (WF Pro) and Wordfast Classic (WFC) can synchronize their glossaries. A WF Pro
glossary must be created for WFC to use it. The WF Pro glossary file is located here:
C:\Users\User\.wf_workspace\glossaries. Beside the Lucene glossary folder, which has been created in
the past, a TXT file is created as well. WFC must connect to this TXT glossary file (gl_1). Once the WF
Pro glossary is created, WF Pro must be closed in order for WFC to connect to the WF Pro glossary.
Every change on the glossary file will be reflected and visible on both sides.
WF Pro cannot connect to the WFC glossary file, but it can import it and WFC can reuse it by connecting
to WF Pro glossary file.
The example below demonstrates glossary synchronization between WF Pro and WFC.
1. Open a word document and activate Wordfast Classic as shown in the screenshot below.
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2. Click a term that you would like to add to the glossary and press Ctrl + Alt + T.
The Edit entry dialog box appears.
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3. Enter the source and/or target of the term and click OK.
The term is added to the glossary. For more information refer to the Wordfast Classic training
material available here: http://www.wordfast.com/store_download.html.
4. Open Wordfast Pro and click the Edit icon
and select the glossary that was updated using
Wordfast Classic.
The new term will appear in the glossary as shown in the screenshot below.
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Working with tags
A tag is inline text that is not translatable, for example, HTML code within a sentence. Target segments
should have the same tags as the source segment. However, depending on the language, sometimes a
tag is not needed. If you try to save a target segment with missing tags, a warning message appears.
Find below an example of a source segment with two tags:
Please contact the hotel for further information at {ut1}[email protected]{ut2}.
The {ut1} and {ut2} text strings represent tags.
Find below the procedures for the following tasks:
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Editing tags
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Deleting tags
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Removing all tags
Viewing tags
To view tags:
1. Follow the steps to open a file from Opening a file.
The file appears in the Translation window. If a tag exists in the source segment, it will appear in
gray by default.
2. Point to the tag with the mouse.
The actual text in the tag appears. Find below an example of the popup for the {ut1} tag.
3. The first tag in the source segment is highlighted in red as soon as the cursor is placed in the
target segment.
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Copying tags
To copy tags:
1. Follow the steps to open a file from Opening a file.
The file appears in the Translation window. If a tag exists in the source segment, it will appear in
gray by default.
2. In the target segment, type the tag as it appears in the source segment, for example {ut1}.
OR
1. In the source segment, place the cursor before the tag and drag the mouse to select it.
2. Drag the selected tag to the target segment (drag-and-drop).
OR
1. In the source segment, place the cursor before the tag and drag the mouse to select it.
2. Right-click and select Copy or use the Ctrl+C shortcut key to copy the tag.
3. In the target segment, place the cursor where you want to paste the tag.
4. Right-click and select Paste or use the Ctrl+V shortcut key to paste the tag.
OR
1. Select Edit > Tags > Previous Tag / Next Tag or click
or
or press Alt+Shift+Left /
Alt+Shift+Right.
The tag is highlighted in red and selected. The first tag in a segment is highlighted when the
segment is clicked.
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If you type the same tag twice, the following error message appears.
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If the target segment does not contain tags, the following error message appears.
2.
Place the cursor where you want the tag in the target segment.
3.
Select Edit > Tags > Copy Tag or click
or press Alt+Shift+Down and type the characters of
the tag.
The tag appears in the target segment.
4.
To copy all tags from the source segment to the target segment, click Edit > Tags > Copy Tags
in Current Segment or click
or press Ctrl+Shift+A.
Editing tags
To edit tags:
1. Follow the steps to open a file from Opening a file.
The file appears in the Translation window. If a tags exists in the source segment, it will appear in
gray by default.
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2. Place your cursor in the tag's text in the target segment, right click, and select Edit Tag.
The Edit Tag dialog box appears.
3. Modify the tag as required and click OK.
Note: The tag in the source segment should not be modified. Ensure that the modifications are
valid. If not, the TXML file could get corrupted.
Deleting tags
The tag can be deleted only in the target segment. To delete tags, in the target segment place the cursor
before the tag and drag the mouse to select it. Right-click and select Cut (or press the Ctrl+X shortcut
key or Backspace on your keyboard).
Removing tags in current segment
Tags can be removed only in the target segment.
To remove tags from the target segment:
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1. Select the segment from which you want to remove tags.
The segment is highlighted in pink.
2. Click Edit > Tags > Remove tags in current segment.
OR
Press Ctrl+Shift+V.
The tags are removed from the current segment.
Removing all tags
Tags can be removed only in the target segment.
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To remove all tags in the target segment:
1. Click Edit > Tags > Remove all tags.
The following dialog box appears.
2. Click Yes to confirm and remove all tags from the target segment.
Editing source segment
The Edit Source option allows you to modify the source content of the file being translated. The original
source content is stored in the TXML and can be restored at any time.
To edit the source segment:
1. Follow the steps to open a file from section Opening a file.
The file appears in the Translation window.
2. Select a segment and click Edit > Edit Source or
The Edit Source dialog box appears.
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3. Edit the source content in the Modified Source box and click OK.
The source segment is modified and a Modified Source icon
appears before the segment as
shown in the screenshot below.
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To revert to original source, click Edit > Revert to original source or
on the dashboard.
Using Transcheck
The Transcheck option verifies certain elements in the target segments and warns you about missing or
incorrect text or variables. For example, if you do not insert a tag or type incorrect text, a warning signal
will appear before the target segment. You will be able to view the warning on mouse over.
Find below the procedures for the following tasks:
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Enabling Transcheck
•
Configuring Transcheck
•
Viewing Transcheck warning
Enabling Transcheck
To enable Transcheck:
1. Open Wordfast Pro 3 and click
.
The TXML perspective appears.
2. Click Edit > Preferences > Translations > Transcheck.
The Transcheck dialog box appears.
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3. Select Enable Transcheck checkbox.
4. Select Transcheck during translation checkbox, if you want Transcheck to be activated before
the translation is updated to the TM.
5. To check for specific errors in the target segments, select the different Configuration options.
The options available are:
Select
to check...
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Select
to check...
Partial
the character count between the source and target
segments.
Empty target
for empty target segments.
Numerical Check
if the numerals in the source segment match the
target segment. The numbers with hyphens will be
read as two separate numbers.
Tag
for missing tags in the target segments.
Forbidden Characters
check if the target segment includes forbidden
characters.
Punctuations
for consistency in punctuation between source and
target segments.
Note: The punctuation transcheck only works on
end of segmentation punctuation.
Untranslatable
check if the untranslatable content in source and
target segments is consistent.
Copied Source Check
if the source segment has been copied to the target
segment.
Terminology Check
if the terms in the source segment are translated
correctly based on the glossary.
Blacklists
if the target segment includes blacklisted terms.
Note: The blacklisted term list must be a tabdelimited file.
First word
if the first word of each segment is capitalized.
capitalization Check
6.
Choose the display option from the drop down list. You can view Transcheck as an error or
warning.
7.
Click OK.
The Transcheck option is enabled.
Configuring Transcheck
To configure individual Transcheck options:
1. Open Wordfast Pro 3 and click
The TXML perspective appears.
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2. Click Edit > Preferences > Translations > Transcheck.
The Transcheck dialog box appears.
3. In the left pane, under Transcheck, select the following options:
Select
to ...
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Select
to ...
Consistency check
ignore case,
whitespace,
tags and
numbers.
Copied Source Check
check
segments in
upper case.
Forbidden Characters check
add, edit or
remove
Forbidden
Characters
to the check.
Numerical
treat
numbers
with
hyphens or
dashes as
single
numbers.
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Select
to ...
Partial
enter the
minimum
and
maximum %
of allowed
character
count for the
target
segment.
Punctuations
add, edit or
remove
punctuation
characters
to the check.
Terminology
select
options for
checking the
glossary
used in the
translation.
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Select
to ...
Untranslatable
add, edit or
remove
content that
should not
be
translated,
such as a
company
name.
Viewing Transcheck warning
To view Transcheck warning:
1. Follow the steps to open a file from section Opening a file.
The file appears in the Translation window.
2. Type the target segment.
A warning message and a warning signal appear before the target segment as shown in the
screenshot below.
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3. Point to the warning signal with the mouse.
The text in the warning appears as shown in the screenshot below.
Note: The Transcheck warning appeared because the first letter in the first word of the target
segment was not capitalized. The warning signal disappears when the segment is corrected as
shown in the screenshot below.
Using Outline window
The Outline window is used for source segment navigation. The source for each translatable segment is
listed with color-coded icons that represent the translation score. The segments that need to be confirmed
are also marked by an asterisk (*) in the Outline window. Find below an example of an Outline window:
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Navigating using Outline window
To view a source segment, in the Outline window, place the cursor on a source segment and left-click.
The source segment is selected and highlighted.
Sorting segments
To sort the source segments, click the drop down list.
The following options appear:
Select
to view...
Show all
all segments.
100% only
100% translation
memory matches.
Fuzzy only
fuzzy or partial
translation memory
matches.
No match
no matches only.
Modified
modified segments
Segments
only.
All Except
all segments except
100%
100% translation
memory matches.
With Notes
segments with notes.
Go to Using notes for
more information.
Empty target
segments with empty
targets.
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Select
to view...
Autopropagated
segments that are
autopropagated. Go
to Enabling Auto
Propagation for more
information.
With transcheck
segments with
errors
transcheck errors. Go
to Using Transcheck
for more information.
Unconfirmed
segments that are
unconfirmed. Go to
Confirming or
Unconfirming
segments for more
information.
With edited
segments with
source
modified source
content. Go to Editing
source segment for
more information.
With revisions
revised segments. Go
to Viewing segment
changes for more
information.
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Outline window default color representation
Find below the list of default color representations for source and target segments in the Translation
window:
Color
Representation
Yellow
Fuzzy match
Grey
Green
Pink
No match or NA
100% match
Segment modified since
the original file was
created
Purple
Segment modified and
updated to translation
memory
Go to Defining color codes for more information.
Viewing TXML Context
The TXML Context window is used to view the TXML context of the currently open file. You also have the
option to view the XML Source. Find below an example of a TXML Context window:
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Using notes
While translating or reviewing translated content, you have the option of adding notes specific to each
segment. Find below the procedures for the following tasks:
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Adding notes
•
Editing notes
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Deleting notes
•
Exporting Notes
Adding notes
To add a note:
1. Follow the steps to open a file from section Opening a file.
The file appears in the Translation window. The first translatable segment will appear in a blue
background, and your cursor will be in the target segment by default.
2. Place your cursor in the segment where you want to add a note.
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3. Click Add under the Notes tab or select Edit > Add Note... or click
.
The Add Note dialog box appears.
4. Enter the note in the box and click OK.
The note appears in the Notes tab and an 'i' symbol appears next to the segment in the Outline
window as shown in the screenshot below.
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Editing notes
To edit notes, click Edit in the Notes tab, select Edit > Edit Note... or right-click the note in the Notes tab
and select Edit Note or click
.
Deleting notes
To delete notes, click Delete in the Notes tab, select Edit > Delete Note... or right-click a note in the
Notes tab and select Delete Note or click
. To delete all notes, select all notes and click Delete.
Exporting notes
To export notes in Word format,
1. Click Export Notes in the Notes tab.
The Save As dialog box appears:
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By default, notes are saved to the same folder that contains the original files.
2. Click Save.
The following message appears.
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The notes are formatted as a Word table, as shown in the screenshot below.
Viewing segment changes
The Segment Changes window is used to view the segment changes in the currently open file. The
recent changes will appear on top of the list. The segment changes appear only when a file is saved. Find
below an example of the Segment Changes window:
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Using shortcut icons
Wordfast Pro 3 includes a number of shortcut icons that help you quickly complete common tasks. Find
below a list of all the shortcut icons available in the TXML Editor and their functionality.
Use
to...
(Ctrl+O)
open a new file.
Note: When you browse your PC, only the file
types listed in your File Associations setup
(Window > System Options...> General > Editors
> File Associations) will appear.
(Ctrl+S)
(Ctrl+P)
(Ctrl+Shift+8)
save the currently open file.
print the file that is currently open.
show or hide whitespace characters.
translate a segment using machine translation
software.
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Use
to...
(Ctrl+Shift+N)
(Alt+Down)
create or select a translation memory (TM).
navigate to the next segment. This action
automatically saves the segment to the TM, if you
have edited the translation.
(Alt+Up)
navigate to the previous segment. This action
automatically saves the segment to the TM, if you
have edited the translation.
(Alt+-)
(Ctrl+Alt+F)
leverage the TM for the current source segment.
translate the source segments until there is a fuzzy
match.
translate the source segments until there is no
(Ctrl+Shift+PageDown)
(Ctrl+Shift+End)
(Alt+Insert)
match.
translate all source segments.
copy the text from the source segment into the
target segment.
(Alt+PageDown)
combine the currently selected source segment
with the next segment.
If segments are merged across paragraphs, a tag
appears between the merged segments in the
source and the target.
(Alt+PageUp)
split the source segment into two segments, at the
location of the cursor.
(Alt+Enter)
(Alt+End)
(Ctrl+Alt+End)
mark a segment as confirmed or unconfirmed.
save the current translated segment to the TM.
save the translated segments to the TM and close
the file. This action is typically carried out when you
have completed translation.
insert left to right mark.
insert right to left mark for languages that are
written in that direction, such as Arabic.
(Ctrl+Shift+A)
copies all tags from the current source segment to
the target segment.
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Use
to...
(Alt+Shift+Left)
select the previous tag in the source segment. The
selected tag will be highlighted in red by default.
delete the currently selected tag.
(Altl+Shift+Down)
copy the currently selected tag into the target
segment at the location of the cursor.
(Alt+Shift+Right)
select the next tag in the source segment. The
selected tag will be highlighted in red by default.
analyze the file for translation against a TM to
leverage reusable content and pre-translate
content.
(Ctrl+Shift+T)
look up the selected source text in the translation
memory. This action leverages all segments that
include that text.
(F7)
(Ctrl+Alt+P)
(Ctrl+Alt+8)
check spelling.
preview the file in MS Word.
navigate to the previous term in the source
segments.
(Ctrl+Alt+0)
(Ctrl+Alt+9)
copy the selected term.
navigate to the next term in the source segments.
edit the blacklist for the open project.
modify the glossary.
(Ctrl+Alt+T)
add a term to the glossary.
(Alt+Shift+E)
edit a note.
(Alt+Shift+D)
delete a note.
(Alt+Shift+N)
add a note.
(Ctrl+Shift+Q)
process file for transcheck warnings.
Modifying colors and fonts
You can modify the existing colors and fonts for tool layout, TXML editor, and View and Editor folders.
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To modify colors and fonts:
1. Open Wordfast Pro 3 and click
.
The TXML perspective appears.
2. Click Edit > Preferences > General > Appearance > Colors and Fonts.
OR
Press F9 to go to Preferences.
The Preferences (Filtered) Colors and Fonts dialog box appears.
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3. Click each folder to show the colors and fonts.
OR
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Enter a term to locate the color or font, and show a preview as shown in the example below:
4. If you want to change the default color for any of the content types, click the content type.
For example, select the Translation folder to expand it, and scroll to the Tooltip font.
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5. Select the Tooltip font, to preview the font.
1.
Click Edit to select another font,font style, size, or color. Click Use System Font to accept the
default font.
2.
Click Apply and OK.
Confirming or Unconfirming segments
The Confirm/Unconfirm Segment option allows the translator to mark a segment for future reference. For
example, if the translator wants to check and confirm a segment after referring to some resources, he or
she can mark the segment and review it at a later stage.
To confirm or unconfirm a segment:
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1. Follow the steps to open a file from section Opening a file.
The file appears in the Translation window. The first translatable segment will appear in a blue
background, and your cursor will be in the target segment by default.
2. Type or leverage the target segment from the translation memory.
The target segment will appear.
3. Click Translation Memory > Confirm/Unconfirm or
A
, to mark the segment.
symbol appears next to the segment in the Outline window as shown in the
screenshot below.
Note: The
symbol will disappear only when you click Translation Memory >
Confirm/Unconfirm or
or Alt+Enter again to confirm the segment. Unconfirmed segments
are not committed to the TM when you click Translation Memory > Next Segment, or
press Alt+Down, or click Translation Memory > Commit current segment to TM, or
press Alt+End.
Saving a file
To save a file:
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Click File > Save or Ctrl+S, to save the currently open file.
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Click File > Save translated file or Ctrl+Alt+S, to save a translated file to its original format.
Note: When an Excel file is saved, any sheet names exceeding 31 characters will be truncated to
31 characters. Any segments having the same sheet name will result in a filter error:
The following languages require special font rules when translated. Wordfast Pro automatically
changes the target font output when it identifies characters from the following languages into the
listed fonts.
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Japanese: MS Gothic UI
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Chinese: SimSun for Chinese characters, Arial for Western characters
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Korean: Batang for Times New Roman, Gulim for Arial
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Arabic: Arial
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Click File > Save As, to save and rename the file.
•
Click File > Save All or Ctrl+Shift+S, to save all open files.
Closing a file
To close a file:
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Click File > Close or click
•
Click File > Close All, to close all open files.
, to close the currently open file.
Note: If you close a file without saving the most recent changes, a warning message appears
querying if you want to save the file.
Deleting a project
To delete a project:
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1. Open Wordfast Pro 3 and click
.
The TXML perspective appears.
2. Click File > Open Project.
The Open Project dialog box appears.
3. Select a project name and click Delete.
A confirmation message appears, asking if you want to delete the file.
4. Click Yes.
The project is deleted and removed from the Project list.
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The Wordfast Pro 3 advanced options are as follows:
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Selecting memory preferences
•
Selecting AutoSave preferences
•
Defining segmentation settings
•
Managing shortcut keys
•
Managing licenses
•
Updating Wordfast Pro 3 dictionaries
•
Accented characters
•
Font mapping
Selecting memory preferences
You can select the maximum memory that Wordfast Pro 3 will use to ensure you can open and work with
large files with ease.
To select memory preferences:
1. Open Wordfast Pro 3 and click Edit > Preferences > General > Memory Preferences.
The Memory Preferences dialog box appears.
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2. Select the amount of memory Wordfast Pro 3 will use on your machine and click OK.
Note: Maximum memory is the Java heap size. If the memory size selected here is more than the
available memory, you may get a Java heap size error.
Selecting AutoSave Preferences
You can select the default AutoSave setting. This setting saves the file to a temp folder whenever a
change is made. Once the file is saved manually, the file is removed from the temp folder and saved in
the user file.
If the application crashes or is closed without saving the file, the file can be located in Auto Saved files,
and then saved to the path of the original file
To select Auto Save preferences:
1. Open TransStudio and click Edit >Preferences or press F9 to go to Preferences.
2. Click General >AutoSave.
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3. The AutoSave Preferences dialog box appears.
3. Default time period for AutoSave is set to 10 minutes. The minimum is one minute.
4. Click the spin box
to set a time greater than one minute for Autosave.
5. Click Browse to select another location for AutoSaved files.
6. Cick OK.
Defining segmentation settings
The Wordfast Pro 3 workspace (.wf_workspace folder) includes a number of default properties files that
are used for file segmentation. You can either use the default properties files or export and edit these
files.
To define segmentation settings:
1. Open Wordfast Pro 3 and click Edit > Preferences > Translations > Segmentation Settings.
The Segmentation Settings Preferences dialog box appears.
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2. Select the preset segmentation of your choice. The options are:
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breaksegmentation.properties
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idiomsegmentation.properties
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srxsegmentation.properties
•
wfsegmentation.properties
3. To edit any of the preset segmentations, select the properties file and click Export.
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4. Open the properties file and edit as required.
Note: The commonly used properties file that can be modified is the wfsegmentation.properties
file.
Find below some examples of segmentation settings:
UI description
Options
A number
Configuration setting
segmenter.strategy.trados.rule1enabled=true
followed by an
ESM ends a
segment
An ESM without a
True/False
segmenter.strategy.trados.rule2enabled=false
True/False
segmenter.strategy.trados.rule3enabled=false
True/False
segmenter.text.simpletaghandling=false
trailing space
ends a segment.
This should be
marked true for
Chinese or
Japanese
projects
An ESM followed
by a space
followed by a
lower-case letter
ends a segment
Simple Tag
Handling
False: causes
tags after the
break to
associate left to
the current
segment
True: causes
Tags after the
break to
associate right to
the next segment
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UI description
Options
Configuration setting
Remove 2
True/False
segmenter.simplifier.trados.strict=false
True/False
segmenter.simplifier.trados.noesp=false
End of segment
(any
breakiterator.strategy.sentence.trados.esps=.,:,?,!,tab
punctuation for
punctuation
Trados sentence
separated by
iterator
a comma)
surrounding tags
rule.
False: for
backwards
compatibility
True: for new
projects
Remove trailing
tags that are
preceded by
ESMs.
False: for
backwards
compatibility
True: for new
projects
ex. .,:,?,!,tab
5.
6. After editing the properties file, click Import to use the edited properties file.
Managing shortcut keys
Wordfast Pro 3 includes a number of shortcut keys that help you quickly complete common tasks. You
can also modify and create new shortcut keys. Find below the procedures for the following tasks:
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Viewing shortcut keys
•
Modifying shortcut key schemes
•
Modifying shortcut keys
•
Creating shortcut keys
Viewing shortcut keys
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To view shortcut keys:
1. Open Wordfast Pro 3 and click
.
The TXML perspective appears.
2. Click Help > Shortcut List... or press Ctrl+Shift+L. A list of actions and shortcut keys appear.
The default short cut keys for Windows are as follows:
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The default shortcut keys for OSX are as follows:
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Modifying shortcut key schemes
To view or modify shortcut key schemes:
1. Open Wordfast Pro 3 and click
.
The TXML perspective appears.
2. Click Edit > Preferences.
The Preferences (Filtered) screen appears.
3. Click General > Shortcut Keys.
The Shortcut Keys option appears.
4. Select a Scheme from the drop down list.
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Note: You can change the shortcut key scheme to Emacs, SDLX, Trados, Wordfast, or Wordfast
Classic. You can also create a default scheme of your own.
Modifying shortcut keys
To modify a shortcut keys:
1. Follow step 1 and 3 from Modifying shortcut key schemes.
The Keys option appears.
2. Left-click and select a Command.
•
To copy the command, click Copy Command.
•
To remove the existing binding, click Unbind Command if the shortcut key is bound.
•
To restore the binding, click Restore Command.
The shortcut key is modified.
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1. Follow step 1 and 3 from Modifying shortcut key schemes.
The commands appear.
2. Left-click and select a command.
3. Enter a Description. (Optional).
4. Place the cursor in the Binding field and press a sequence of keys.
A new shortcut key is created.
Managing licenses
Find below the procedures for the following tasks:
•
Re-installing license certificate
•
Verifying current license certificate
•
Update notification
Re-installing license certificate
To re-install a license certificate:
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1. Remove the current version of Wordfast Pro 3 from your PC by running the Uninstaller located at
Start > All Programs > Wordfast > Uninstall.
Note: The Uninstaller will also run automatically when you re-install Wordfast Pro 3.
2. Download the Wordfast Pro 3 installer from the webpage
http://www.wordfast.com/store_download.html to your PC.
3. Run the installer.
The Wordfast Pro 3 Demo Mode appears.
Note: Wordfast Pro 3 requires a Java JRE to be installed on your PC. During installation, if Java
JRE does not exist, it will be installed for you. If it exists, then Wordfast Pro 3 will refer to it when
running.
In the Demo Mode, you can view and test all the functions of the software. You can purchase a
Wordfast Pro 3 license from the webpage http://www.wordfast.com/store_download.html.
If you do not purchase a license, you are limited to storing up to 500 translation units in your
translation memories.
4. Buy the Wordfast Pro 3 license from the webpage http://www.wordfast.com/store_download.html.
The license file is sent to you via email.
5. Save the license file to a known location, preferably C:\Program files\Wordfast.
6. Open the Wordfast Pro 3 Demo Mode.
7. Click Help > License Management.
The Activation dialog box appears.
8. Click License Manager.
9. Select (Re-)Install a license certificate and click Next.
10. Browse and navigate to C:\Program files\Wordfast and select the license file.
11. Click Next twice and then Finish.
12. Restart Wordfast Pro 3.
Your license is active. If you have any problems with the license and require support, please log
in to the Wordfast Pro 3 support hotline at www.wordfast.com.
Verifying current license certificate
To verify the current license certificate:
1. Open Wordfast Pro 3 and go to Help > License Management.
The Activation dialog appears.
2. Click License Manager.
3. Select Verify the current license certificate.
The license certificate appears. It includes details of the current license.
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Update notification
When you open Wordfast Pro 3, you will see an update notification if there are new version updates
available.
Alternatively, you can go to the Help menu and click the Check for a new version option.
Updating Wordfast Pro 3 dictionaries
The Update Wordfast Pro 3 option updates the dictionaries that can be used during translation.
To update Wordfast Pro 3 dictionaries:
1. Open Wordfast Pro 3 and click Help > Wordfast Dictionary Updates. Wordfast Pro 3 searches
for new updates and the search results appear.
2. Select the features to be installed and click Next.
The license agreement appears.
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3. Select "I accept the terms in the license agreements" and click Next.
The list of features that will be installed appears.
4. If required, change the location where the features should be installed and click Finish.
The new features are downloaded and your current installation is automatically updated.
5. Restart Wordfast Pro 3 to activate the new dictionaries.
Accented characters and shortcuts
The table below lists the letters with accents supported by Wordfast Pro 3.
Accent
Sample
Shortcut
Notes
Acute
Óó
Ctrl+', V
'=
apostrophe
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Accent
Sample
Shortcut
Notes
key
V= any
vowel
Circumflex
Ôô
Shift+Ctrl+^,
V
Grave
Òò
Ctrl+`, V
Tilde
Ññ
Shift+Ctrl+~,
Only works
V
with "n, N,
o, O, a, A"
Umlaut
Öö
Shift+Ctrl+:,
:= colon key
V
Example 1: To type the letter ó, hold down the Control key, then press the apostrophe key. Release both
keys and type o. The accented letter should appear.
Example 2: To type the letter Ó, hold down the Control key, then press the apostrophe key. Release both
keys and type O. The accented letter should appear.
Example 3: To type ñ, hold down the Shift key, then the Control key, then the ~ key. Release all three
keys, then type n.
The table below lists the other foreign characters supported by Wordfast Pro 3.
Symbol
Name
Shortcut
Notes
¡
Upside-down
Alt+Shift+Ctrl+!
Either Alt key works.
Alt+Shift+Ctrl+?
Either Alt key works.
French C cedille
Ctrl+, ,c
For ç, press Control, then
(caps/lowercase)
Ctrl+, ,C
the comma key. Release
exclamation point
¿
Upside-down
question mark
Ç, ç
then press c.
Œ, œ
ß
OE ligature
Shift+Ctrl+&,o
(caps/lowercase)
Shift+Ctrl+&,O
German
Shift+Ctrl+&,S
Sharp/Double S
Ø, ø
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Ctrl+/,o
(caps/lowercase)
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Symbol
Name
Shortcut
Notes
Å, å
Nordic A-ring,
[email protected],a
A with ring/Angstrom Sign
Angstrom sign
[email protected],A
(caps/lowercase)
Æ, æ
Old English AE
Shift+Ctrl+&,a
ligature
Shift+Ctrl+&,A
(caps/lowercase)
Ð, ð
Old English eth
Ctrl+',d
Icelandic/Old English eth
(caps/lowercase)
Ctrl+',D
' = apostrophe key
Example 1: To input Spanish upside down exclamation point ¡ (Alt+Shift+Ctrl+!), hold down the Alt key,
then the Shift key, then the Control key, then the ! key. Release all four keys, and the ¡ punctuation will
appear.
Example 2: To input French oe ligature œ (Shift+Ctrl+&,o), hold down the Shift key, then the Control
key, then the & key. Release all three keys and then type o to make the letter appear.
Font mapping
The fonts for the listed Indic, Afrikaans and CJK languages are hard-coded and cannot be changed by
the user:
• Bengali: Bangla
• Malayalam: Kartika
• Telugu: Gautami
• Kannada: Tunga
• Tamil: Latha
• Afrikaans: Arial
• Afrikaans (South Africa): Arial
• Chinese: SimSun
• Chinese (Taiwan): PMingLiU
• Chinese (China): SimSun
• Thai: Tahoma
• Thai (Thailand): Tahoma
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• Hebrew: Arial
• Hebrew (Israel): Arial
• Vietnamese: Arial
• Vietnamese (Vietnam): Arial
• Japanese: MS Gothic UI
• Japanese (Japan): MS Gothic UI
• Korean: Batang
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Troubleshooting errors
This section includes a list of common errors, their cause and steps that you can follow to solve them.
Problem: Error message: Invalid license certificate
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Cause: These error messages appear due to the following reasons:
•
License certificate is not a Wordfast Pro 3 license certificate
•
License certificate has an incorrect file name or user name
•
License certificate is edited or some information is missing from the file
•
License certificate has expired
Solution: Contact the administrator for a new license certificate. You can contact the administrator by
logging into the Wordfast Pro 3 support hotline at www.wordfast.com.
Problem: Error message: TXML source files missing
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Cause: The TXML file and the original file are not at the same location or do not have the same file name.
Solution: Ensure that the TXML files and the original files are at the same location. If not, the cleanup
process cannot be completed.
Problem: Error message: Translation memory header is invalid
Cause: The local TM file that is being opened does not have the correct header, which typically includes
the creation date, user ID, source and target language and so on.
Solution: Ensure that the correct local TM is opened. If the error persists, please log into the Wordfast
Pro 3 support hotline at www.wordfast.com.
Problem: Error message: Terminology skipped during import
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Cause: The source or target segment is missing from the glossary.
Solution: Ensure that the imported glossary contains the source and target segments of all the terms.
Problem: Error message: Unable to connect to remote TM
Cause: The URL to the remote TM server is incorrect or invalid.
Solution:
1. Go to Edit > Preferences > Translations > Translation Memory > TM List.
2. Check if the remote TM URL is correct. This is an example of a URL string:
wf://french_user:[email protected]:47110
3. Check if there are trailing spaces at the end.
Problem: Error message: Current project and local TM have different source and target languages
Cause: The source and target languages associated with the currently open project does not match the
local TM language pair.
Solution:
1. Go to Edit > Preferences > Translations > Translation Memory > TM List.
2. Select the local TM and click Edit TM.
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3. Change the source and target languages to match the current project language pair.
Problem: Error message: Current project and remote TM have different source and target
languages
Cause: The source and target languages associated with the currently open project does not match the
remote TM language pair.
Solution:
1. Go to Edit > Preferences > Translations > Translation Memory > TM List.
2. Select the remote TM and click Edit TM.
3. Change the source and target languages to match the current project language pair.
Problem: Error message: Current project and file for translation have different source and target
languages.
Cause: The source and target languages associated with the currently open project does not match the
file language pair.
Solution 1: Check that you are opening the correct file. If necessary, open the file in a text editor and
view/verify the source and target language specifications.
Solution 2: Create a new project with source and target languages matching the file for translation. Go to
Creating a project for more information.
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Problem: Error message: Current project and selected Glossary do not have the same source and
target language code
Cause: The source and target languages associated with the currently open project does not match the
glossary pair.
Solution:
1. Go to Edit > Preferences > Translations > Terminology > Glossary List.
2. Select the glossary and click Edit.
3. Change the source and target languages to match the current project language pair.
Problem: Translation Memory is not leveraged during translation
Cause: A local or remote TM is not selected.
Solution: Ensure that you are connected to a TM. To confirm go to Translation Memory > New/Select
TM > Local or Remote and check the Selected check box next to the TM you wish to use. If you have
Read only selected, you will not be able to leverage or copy into the TM.
Problem: Shortcut keys not working for key strokes
Cause: The correct scheme is not selected or the shortcut key is not configured.
Solution:
1. Go to Edit > Preferences > General > Shortcut Keys > Scheme.
2. Choose the correct scheme: Wordfast Pro 3, Emacs, SDLX, Trados, Wordfast or Wordfast
Classic.
3. Check the shortcut key list to ensure that all shortcut keys are configured correctly. If not, edit
accordingly. Go to Managing shortcut keys for more information on viewing, modifying and
creating shortcut keys.
4. Click Apply and OK.
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Wordfast Aligner is an add-on tool that converts existing translated documents into a format that is
compatible with the Wordfast TM. This enables reuse of content translated using other translation tools
and available in different formats. Wordfast Aligner is supported by all operating systems. This section
includes the following:
•
Using Wordfast Aligner
•
Basic menu options
•
Using shortcut icons
Using Wordfast Aligner
In Wordfast Aligner a project file (.glp) must be created for each source and target pair. A .glp includes
the source and target documents that need alignment. Alignment is a process by which the source
document segments are matched with the target document segments correctly. Once aligned, the
documents can be exported to create a Wordfast compatible TM.
Wordfast Aligner supports TXML, DOC, PPT and XLS file formats.
To align source and target files and create a Wordfast TM using Wordfast Aligner:
1. Open Wordfast Aligner and click File > New Project or
or Ctrl+N.
The New Project dialog box appears.
2. Complete the following entries:
Option
Description
Project Name
Enter a unique project name.
Project Location
Enter the path or click
to select a location for
the project.
Source Path
Enter the path or click
to select the location of
the source files.
Note: The source files can be in TXML, DOC, PPT
and XLS file formats.
Source Language
Select the source language of the source documents
from the drop down list.
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Target Path
Description
Enter the path or click
to select the location of
the target files.
Note: The target files can be in TXML, DOC, PPT and
XLS file formats.
Target Language
Select the target language of the target documents
from the drop down list.
3. Click Next.
The File Alignment page dialog box appears.
4. Review the aligned source and target files and update the JDiagram links, if required.
Note: You can select the link and press the Delete button to delete them or drag the cursor to
create new links.
5. Click Finish.
A new project file (.glp) is created and the first document (.gld) in the project appears in the
Project Aligner window as shown in the screenshot below.
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Note: The file alignment is a back-end process that creates automated system links (JDiagram
links) between source and target segments of a document.
6. Review the aligned source and target segments and update the JDiagram links, if required.
Note: You can select the link and press the Delete button to delete them or drag the cursor to
create new manual links.
7. Click on the Project Explorer button to review all the documents.
Note: In the Project Explorer you can right click on a document name to complete the following
actions: delete, mark as complete or pending. An example screenshot is shown below.
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8. After reviewing all documents click Tools > Export TM or
, to create a Wordfast Pro 3
compatible TM.
The Export TM dialog box appears.
9. Select the Export Type from the drop down list. The options are:
•
All documents: includes open, pending and completed documents
•
Current document: includes currently open document only
•
Completed documents: includes documents that are marked as complete
10. Enter the TM Name and TM Location.
Note: These options are automatically populated based on the project file name.
11. Enter the TM User.
Note: The TM User is a penalty string that is added to the TM. This will help the user identify
aligned source and target content.
12. Click Finish.
A Wordfast TM is created at the specified location.
Basic Aligner menu options
The Wordfast Aligner basic menu options are as follows:
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Use
to...
File
New Project
create a new project.
(Ctrl+N)
Open Project
open an existing project.
(Ctrl+O)
Open Document
open a document.
(Ctrl+D)
Save Document
save the currently open document.
(Ctrl+S)
Close
close currently open project or document.
Exit
exit from the tool.
Align
Align All
align all segments in the document.
Align Down
align all segments below the cursor
position.
Align Up
align all segments above the cursor
position.
Reset Alignment
remove existing alignment.
Reset Manual
remove existing manual alignment.
Links
Reset System
remove existing system generated
Links
alignment.
Reset Alignment
remove all alignment above the cursor
Up
position.
Reset Alignment
remove all alignment below the cursor
Down
position.
View
Increase Font
increase the font size.
Decrease Font
decrease the font size.
Previous
navigate to the previous document.
Document
Next Document
navigate to the next document.
Project Explorer
View or hide the Project Explorer tab.
Tools
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Use
to...
Disable Sync
enable or disable sync control. This
Scroll
option highlights the source and the
corresponding target segment(s).
Export TM
export the aligned documents to create a
Wordfast TM.
Options
edit manual and system JDiagram link
(Ctrl+Alt+L)
color, choose TM Export Format and edit
fonts based on locales.
Help
Online Help
view the online help.
About Wordfast
view build and version details for
Aligner
Wordfast Aligner.
Using Aligner shortcut icons
Wordfast Aligner includes a number of shortcut icons that help you quickly complete common tasks. Find
below a list of all the shortcut icons available in Wordfast Aligner and their functionality.
Use
to...
(Ctrl+N)
create a new project.
(Ctrl+O)
open an existing project.
(Ctrl+D)
open a document.
(Ctrl+S)
save the currently open document.
align all segments in the document.
align all segments above the cursor position.
align all segments below the cursor position.
remove existing alignment.
remove existing manual alignment.
remove existing system generated alignment.
remove all alignment above the cursor position.
remove all alignment below the cursor position.
remove selected alignment link.
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Use
to...
enable or disable sync control. This option highlights the source and the
corresponding target segment(s).
export the aligned documents to create a Wordfast TM.
refresh the project aligner. This option saves changes and reloads the open
projects.
increase the font size.
decrease the font size.
navigate to the previous document.
navigate to the next document.
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TM Administration perspective
Translation Memory Administration perspective provides a simple and user friendly interface to edit and
update translation memories. This section includes the following:
•
Using TM Administration perspective
•
Basic menu options
•
Using shortcut icons
Using TM Administration perspective
Using TM Administration perspective, users can view, edit and update both local and remote translation
memories. Find below the procedures for the following tasks:
•
Updating TM Administration preferences
•
Connecting to a remote TM
•
Modifying TM content
•
Reorganizing a local TM
•
Finding and Replacing Translation Units (TUs)
•
Merging translation memories (TMs)
•
Deleting Translation Units (TUs)
•
Marking Translation Units (TUs)
Updating TM Administration preferences
To update TM Administration preferences:
1. Open Wordfast Pro 3 and click
.
The TM Administration perspective appears.
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2. Click Edit > Preferences.
The TM Administration dialog box appears.
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3. Update the preferences as required. The TM Administration preferences are:
Option
Description
Connect first TM
Select checkbox to view the TM content for the first
automatically at
TM in the TM Servers list.
startup
Ignore case for
Ignore case for all mark options, except Mark TUs
mark options
containing tags.
Maximum
Enter the number of segments that you wish to view at
segments that can
a time.
be retrieved at a
time
Changed target
Click on the color box and choose a color to represent
color
edited TM content.
Ut tag color
Click on the color box and choose a color to represent
tags.
Keyword match
Click on the color box and choose a color to represent
highlight color
keyword search match.
Connecting to a remote TM
1. Open Wordfast Pro 3 and click
.
The TM Administration perspective appears.
2. Right-click the TM.
To connect only, select Connect.
To connect as an administrator, Connect as Admin.
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The TM Admin password dialog box appears. To update a remote TM, it is necessary to have an
admin password. .
3. Enter the Admin password, and click OK.
Modifying TM content
To modify TM content:
1. Double-click a TM server on the left pane or select a TM and click
.
The TM content appears in the right pane.
2. Select or double-click the segment that you wish to modify.
The segment is selected and highlighted in pink. You can change the color by updating the TM
Administration preferences.
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3. Type the new translation and click
.
If the remote TM does not include an administrative password, the following dialog box appears.
4. Click OK or close the dialog box.
The remote TM connection is initiated.
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Adding an administrative password
When updating a remote TM, you must ensure the Administrative Password is entered in the Add TM or
Edit TM dialog box.
To add an administrative password:
1. Go to the Edit menu and click Preferences or press F9.
The Preferences (Filtered) dialog box appears.
2. Go to Translations > Translation Memory > TM List.
3. Click Add TM to add a new remote TM and enter the Administrative Password.
OR
Select an existing remote TM and click Edit TM to enter the Password.
An example screenshot is given below.
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Finding and Replacing Translation Units (TUs)
You can find and replace TUs within a TM using the find and replace option.
To find and replace TUs:
1. Double-click a TM server on the left pane
OR
Select a TM and click
.
The TM content appears in the right pane.
2. Click TM Content > Find/Replace or press Ctrl+F.
The Find/Replace dialog box appears.
3. Type the content in the Find and Replace with fields.
4. Enable the following options, if required:
Select
to find and replace...
Direction
Forward
content after of the cursor location.
Backward
content before of the cursor location.
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Select
to find and replace...
Segment
Source
source segments only.
Target
target segments only.
Source and Target
both source and target segments.
Options
Case sensitive
content with matching case.
Whole word
whole words only.
Wrap search
starting from and returning to the start location.
5. Click Find to find the first instance of the content or click Replace All to replace all instances.
6. Click Replace/Find to replace the searched content and find the next instance or click Replace
to replace the searched content only.
Merging local translation memories (TMs)
To merge local TMs:
1. Double-click a TM server in the left pane.
OR
Select a TM and click
.
2. Click TM Content > Merge TM or
.
The Select TM to merge dialog box appears.
3. Select the local TM to merge and click Open.
The Merge TM options appear.
4. Select one of the Merge TM options and click OK.
The two local TMs are merged and the following confirmation message appears.
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Note: Ensure that the source and target language codes of the both the local TMs to be merged
match. If not the following error message appears.
Deleting Translation Units (TUs)
To delete TUs:
1. Select the checkbox to select TUs as shown in the screenshot below.
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2. Click TM Content > Delete or click
or press Alt+D on the keyboard. A confirmation message
appears:
3. To delete the TUs click Yes. To cancel the operation click No.
The selected TM is updated.
Marking Translation Units (TUs)
You can select TUs based on different criteria to edit them.
To mark TUs:
1. Double-click a TM server on the left pane or select a TM and click
.
2. Click TM Content > Mark and choose one of the options or click the Mark TUs icon
shown in the screenshot below.
3. Select one of the options.
A confirmation message appears.
The Mark Same Source TUs option results in the following message:
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The Mark TUs containing tags option results in the following message:
4. Click Yes, to sort the marked TUs and display it on top of the TM Content panel.
Note: The first TU in the group of redundant TUs will not be checked. The remaining redundant
TUs are checked, allowing for easy viewing and deleting of TUs.
Removing all tags from selected Translation Units (TUs)
1. Select the TU(s) from which you want to remove tags.
2. Click TM Content> Remove All Tags.
Or
Click
on the TM Admin toolbar.
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The tags are removed from the selected segment(s).
To remove tags from all segments, select all segments.
Searching TUs
To search for a term or word within a TU:
1. Click the Search drop-down menu to select Source, Target, or Source and Target.
2. Enter the term to be searched in the search box.
3. Check Case
4. Check Exact
to specify if the term is case-sensitive.
to restrict the search to exact matches.
5. Enter Creator to search by creator of the term.
6. Click Attribute to search by attribute added to the TXML file.
7. Specify the From and To dates for terms that were modified w/in a certain time period.
8. Click Search.
An example of a completed search is provided below.
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Reorganizing a local TM
To reflect updated indexes, and to remove unusable TUs (deprecated TUs, beginning with xx in the
TXML file), a local TM can be reorganized.
In TM Administration perspective:
1. Right-click the local TM to be reorganized.
2. Click Reorganize TM.
The Reorganize TM dialog box appears.
3. Click Yes to reorganize the selected local TM. Click No to cancel the operation.
If the reorganization is successful, a confirmation message appears:
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If the reorganization is not successful, the following message appears, showing the reason for the
failure.
Basic menu options
The Wordfast Pro 3 Translation Memory Administration perspective basic menu options are as follows:
Use
to...
File
Exit
exit from the tool.
Edit
Preferences...
set general, spelling, translation,
translation memory, penalties and
terminology preferences.
TM Server
Connect
connect to a Translation Memory (TM)
server.
Disconnect
disconnect from a TM server.
Change Languages
create a new local TM with different
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Use
to...
languages.
Reorganize TM
remove all tags beginning with xx
(deprecated )in the TXML file and
reorganize a local TM.
Invert Languages
create a new local TM with the current
TM languages inverted. For example, if
the source and target language codes
for the current TM is en-US and de-DE,
then the source and target language
codes for the new TM will be switched
to de-DE and en-US.
Reversed Sort Order
reverse the TM Servers order in the left
pane.
Sort By
sort TM Servers based on different
criteria.
TM Content
Previous Tag
select the previous tag in the source or
(Alt+Shift+Left)
target segment. The selected tag will be
highlighted in red by default.
Remove Tag
delete the currently selected tag in the
source or target segment or press
Backspace on the keyboard.
Copy Tag
copy the currently selected tag into the
(Alt+Shift+Down)
source or target segment at the location
of the cursor.
Next Tag
select the next tag in the source or
(Alt+Shift+Right)
target segment. The selected tag will be
highlighted in red by default.
Remove All Tags.
remove all tags in the source or target.
Find/Replace
find a replace source and/or target
(Ctrl+F)
content.
Mark
•
Mark Same Source Translation
Units (TUs)
•
Mark Same Source & Target TUs
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Use
to...
•
Mark Same Source & Attribute
TUs
•
Mark Same Source, Target &
Attribute TUs
•
Mark TUs containing tags
Delete (Alt+D)
delete selected TUs.
Merge TM
merge two local TMs.
Discard All
undo all segment changes.
(Ctrl+Alt+Home)
Discard Selected
undo selected segment changes.
(Ctrl+Alt+PageUp)
Update Selected
update selected segment changes to
(Ctrl+Alt+PageDown)
the TM.
Update All
update all segment changes to the TM.
(Ctrl+Alt+End)
Window
New Window
open a new Wordfast Pro 3 window.
System Options
view and change the system
preferences.
Toggle Toolbar
hide or view the toolbar.
Help
Online Help (F1)
view the Wordfast Pro 3 help.
Bug Report...
view or send the error log.
Check for a new
find and install new versions.
version
Wordfast Dictionary
update dictionaries that can be used
Updates
during translation.
Shortcut List...
view all Wordfast Pro 3 functions and
(Ctrl+Shift+L)
keyboard shortcuts.
License
complete activation of Wordfast Pro 3
Management
and manage license.
About Wordfast
view plug-in and configuration details of
Wordfast Pro 3.
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Using shortcut icons
Wordfast Pro 3 TM Administration perspective includes a number of shortcut icons that help you quickly
complete common tasks. Find below a list of all the shortcut icons available in Wordfast Pro 3
Administration perspective and their functionality.
Use
to...
open TM administration preferences.
(Ctrl+Shift+C)
create a TM server connection.
(Ctrl+Shift+D
close a TM server connection.
(Ctrl+Alt+Home)
undo all segment changes.
undo selected segment changes.
(Ctrl+Alt+PageUp)
update selected segment changes to the TM.
(Ctrl+Alt+PageDown)
(Ctrl+Alt+End)
(Alt+Shift+Left)
update all segment changes to the TM.
select the previous tag in the source or target segment. The selected
tag will be highlighted in red by default.
delete the currently selected tag in the source or target segment or
press Backspace on the keyboard.
(Alt+Shift+Down)
copy the currently selected tag into the source or target segment at the
location of the cursor.
select the next tag in the source or target segment. The selected tag will
(Alt+Shift+Right)
be highlighted in red by default.
merge two local TMs.
(Alt+D)
delete selected segment.
•
Mark Same Source Translation Units (TUs)
•
Mark Same Source & Target TUs
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Use
to...
•
Mark Same Source & Attribute TUs
•
Mark Same Source, Target & Attribute TUs
•
Mark TUs containing tags
remove all tags from the selected segment.
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