The Split File command is located under the Tools menu in Memsource project.
Splitting a file is useful when the file needs to be translated by multiple translators. In this way each translator gets their own "virtual" file for translation. Splitting a file has not effect on the resulting completed target file. You can choose to split file in all Workflow steps (this option is not available when splitting jobs that are already split) or you can split the file only in the current workflow step.
Be sure to split the file before assigning the Job to a Vendor.
Memsource offers four methods of splitting:
- Into x parts, each with the same number of characters
- Every x segments - the new files will have X segments each (plus the last file with the remaining segments)
- Enter segments of your choice (separated by comma), after which a new file should begin. Please note that the job will be split based on the job's initial segmentation (See below).
- Every x words - The file will be split into parts with wordcount stated. Please note that the segments are not split and the wordcount of the separate parts may be slightly higher depending on the segments.
The Split file action cannot be undone. But it is possible to view all the files in the Editors (please see this Join Files article for details).
Job's initial segmentation
This segmentation refers to the state in which the file was imported. If there are any segments joined or split manually by the users, the Split File function will still work with the original segments' numbers. Unfortunately, it is not possible to see the original segment numbers in the Editors.