When a segment is repeated in a document, it is called a repetition. A repetition can be easily identified in Memsource Desktop Editor as blue arrows are displayed next to the repeated segment.
Once a user confirms a repeated segment, all the repeated instances of that segment below it will be updated with the confirmed translation. Please note that repetitions are only propagated downwards.
Disabling Auto-propagation of Repetitions
There is an option to disable/enable auto-propagation of repetitions in the Pre-translation section of the general Memsource Cloud Setup and the Pre-translate section of the Project settings (when creating a new project or editing an existing project). By default, this option is enabled. If disabled, the blue arrows next to repeated segments are greyed out.
In the Access and Security section of the general Memsource Cloud Setup, there is the option to decide whether Linguist users can choose to disable/enable the auto-propagation of repetitions from within the Editors. See the article on access and security settings.
The Auto-propagation of repetitions option can be found in the Memsource Desktop Editor by going to Tools>Preferences and clicking on the CAT tab.
Note: Segments with a different number will not get auto-propagated as they are not repetitions, but they should give 100% match from TM and the number should be automatically replaced. Unfortunately, this feature is not available for languages with no spaces between words (Japanese, Chinese etc.). Also, it does not work in case there is some formatting difference in the segments.
Sometimes it is necessary to introduce a "repetition exception," which allows a repeated segment to have a different translation than all the other repeated segments. This can be done by clicking on the repetition icon, which will become crossed. This will ensure that a translation for such a segment will not change in line with the other repetitions.