Working on a segment
When you first open a task, segments are presented as unconfirmed with a red shown to the right of the segment.
- Click on a segment to translate or revise. The segment you are working on is highlighted in a light red color.
- Input your translation in the Target column.
- Translation Memory (TM ), Term Base (TB) or Machine Translation (MT) matches are presented in the CAT pane. Review the matches to check if they are accurate and complete the segment. You can also use the Auto-complete tool. Auto-complete suggestions are based on matches from TM, TB or MT (if applied to the job). If suggestions are available they are presented when typing in a target segment the Tab key applies the suggestion. You can activate Auto-complete in the Tools menu in the top bar.
After you finish your work on a segment, there are three ways you can confirm a segment:
Click on the check mark in the toolbar.
Open the Edit drop-down menu on the top bar and click on Confirm segment.
You can use the keyboard shortcut shown in the Edit menu on the right of the command. To confirm a segment, the Windows shortcut is Ctrl+Enter.
You can also select multiple segments at a time and confirm all of them.
Confirmed segments are automatically saved.
You will see a green check mark appear and replace the red X on the right of the segment: .
Editing a segment unconfirms that segment.
When you confirm a segment, you will automatically move to the next unconfirmed segment.
Segments repeated in a document are labelled as repetitions. The first instance of a repetition is identified with a heavy arrow and subsequent repetitions with a lighter arrow .
Your confirmed translation of a repeated segment will be propagated throughout the rest of the text where the same source segment is repeated. This means that when a linguist confirms a segment that is repeated later in the document, all repetitions of that segment are automatically confirmed.
How to enable a Repetition Exception
Clicking on the repetition icon crosses out the arrow to indicate an exception from the repetition. This allows the instance to have a different translation than the other identically repeated segments.
Unless the option is disabled by a Project Officer, Linguists can disable/enable the auto-propagation of repetitions in the CAT pane preferences.