Here are few tips and tricks to make your work in the 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 to the Web Editor.
- Keyboard Shortcuts
See the list of our Keyboard Shortcuts for both Memsource Editors. To confirm all segments, press Select All (Ctrl+Shift+A) and then Confirm (Ctrl+Enter).
- Selecting the words and segments with mouse
An easy and fast way to select text is to click twice on a word to select it and click three times within a segment to select the 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 about the Desktop Filter and Web Editor Filter.
- Insert new Term from source and target
Select the term in the source segment, press Alt+T - the selected word will be pasted into the 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 a segment in a job and its fuzzy match (less than 100%) in the TM is displayed in CAT pane after you click on the fuzzy match - see image
- Re-confirming already confirmed segment
If you confirm an 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) and re-confirm it, or edit the segment and confirm it again.
- Concordance search
Concordance searching allows you to search within the translation memory and the term base. You can either switch the right side panel from CAT to Search and enter the search text or you can select the word(s) you want to search in the 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 (MT) is set up in the project by the Project Manager. You can choose not to have MT inserted into the target text after you confirm a segment. Go to File - Preferences and deselect "Insert machine translation". The MT results will still be displayed in the CAT panel but they will no longer be inserted automatically into the target text.
- Toggle Context
The context of the segment is displayed at the bottom of both Editors. The context is available only for some special file formats (idml, xml, strings etc).You can choose whether to display this context of not.
- Toggle Case (Shift+F3)
Toggles uppercase to lowercase and vice versa.
- Display hidden characters
You can display hidden characters and whitespaces in both editors using this icon (¶).
The option is also available in Format>Display Hidden Characters.
- Edit terms
If you click on the term in the CAT panel, you will see Edit Source Term / Edit Target Term.
In case this option is not visible, the term is not yours.
As a linguist user, you will by default be able to edit only your own terms. However, you can be allowed by your project manager to edit other users' terms as well.
- Open Multiple Instances of the Editors
This feature enables users to open multiple jobs at once and even access multiple accounts at the same time.
Desktop Editor: Download and open an MXLIFF file. If you download and open another MXLIFF file, you will be prompted to login again and the new instance of the Desktop Editor will open. To manage this feature, go to Tools>Preferences>Misc.
Web Editor: Multiple instances of the Web Editor can be run by opening new browser windows.