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Tips for working in Memsource Editors

Last Updated: Nov 22, 2016 01:34PM CET
Here are few tips and tricks to make your work in Memsource Editors more efficient. These tips and tricks apply to both Memsource Editors - Desktop and Web. See Tips for working in Web Editor for features specific for Web Editor.
  • Keyboard Shortcuts
    You can see the list of our Keyboard Shortcuts for both versions of our Memsource editor in our wiki page Keyboard Shortcuts. Confirm all segments is combination of Select All (Ctrl+Shift+A) and then Confirm (Ctrl+Enter)
  • Selecting the words and segments with mouse
    Easy and fast way of selecting text is two clicks for selecting word, three clicks for selecting whole segment.
  • Sort / Filter segments
    Segments can be filtered and sorted based on their content, Segment Status, Pretranslated From,
    Created By / Modified By / Show Changes. See more details Desktop Filter and Webeditor Filter.
  •  Insert new Term from source and target
    Select the term in source segment, press Alt+T - the selected word will be pasted into source term, select the translated term in target and again press Alt+T and the translation will be pasted into target term. Hit Enter to save it. For Mac users: use CMD key instead of Alt.
  • View Original and Preview Translation
    The View Original and Preview Translation functions in Memsource Editor will generate the original or the translation in its original format, for example Word, Excel, Powerpoint, html, xml, etc. You need to have the correct application installed on your computer in order to be able to open and view the document.
    For some file types, Memsource Editors support real-time In-Context Preview.
  • Differences in fuzzy match
    The difference between segment in job and its fuzzy match (less then 100%) in TM is displayed in CAT pane after you click on the fuzzy match - see image
  • Re-confirming already confirmed segment
    If confirm already confirmed segment, then nothing will happen. If you want to confirm the segment again (for example to save it to TM you assigned later), you can either un-confirm the segment (Ctrl+Shift+Enter in Desktop only) or edit the segment and confirm it again.
  • Concordance search
    You can search in Translation memory and Term base. You can either switch the right side panel from CAT to Search and fill the the searched text or you can select with mouse the word(s) you want to search in source or target segment and press Ctrl+K. The result will be displayed in the Search panel.
  • How to "ignore all" in the spellchecker
    You can ignore all instances of a word by adding the word to the spellchecker dictionary.
  • How to deactivate machine Translation
    Machine Translation is set in project by Project Manager. You can choose not to have MT inserted into target after you confirm a segment. Go to File - Preferences and unselect "Insert machine translation".MT will still be displayed in the CAT panel for you but it will no longer be inserted into target automatically.
  • Toggle Context
    We have a new feature displaying context of the segment at the bottom of the editor. The context is available only for some special file formats (idml, xml, strings etc).You can choose whether to display this context of not.
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