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).
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.
- 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.
If you want to view jobs that have been split all in one go in the Editors the jobs must be joined again. The Join Files article explains how to do this.
It is possible to differentiate between the the split files in the Editors once they are joined because a bar appears which includes each job’s number and filename (as they appear in Memsource Cloud).
Example of a job that has been split and then joined to view in the Editors