The In-context Preview feature offers a real-time preview of original or translated text directly in the Memsource Editor and is available in all Memsource editions.
The Memsource Editor supports real-time, in-context previews for the following file types:
- Microsoft Word
- Microsoft Excel (including Multilingual files)
- Microsoft PowerPoint
- Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides
- XML with style sheets (including Multilingual files)
- IDML (Beta version)
If the preview can not be generated (the file type is not supported or the limits for the preview were exceeded), the following notification will appear: "In-context preview was not generated". If this happens, you can download a preview of the translated file by going to the Document menu and clicking Preview Translation.
Setup in Editors
The In-Context Preview can be found by clicking on Tools and selecting Preview in the Memsource Editor menu bar. From here, users have the option to activate or deactivate the preview window. There is also the option of viewing either the source text (showing the original, unchanged text while translating) or the target text.
Using the In-context Preview While Translating
It is possible to zoom in and out using the + and the - buttons in the preview window or CTRL+mouse wheel with mouse over the previewed content.
Preview for InDesign Files
It is possible to Preview PDFs of your IDML files in Memsource Editor, but only with Frontlab Integration. This is not a live, in-context preview, but thanks to this feature users are able to generate a PDF-based preview of translated IDML or INDD files. In order to generate the preview, navigate to Document in your Memsource Editor, then Preview Translation.
While for all other formats this functionality will generate the preview file in its original format, if the document under translation is IDML or INDD, Memsource will generate and open a PDF preview.