Editor functionalities overview

 

Smartcat Editor is designed to help you ensure translations' consistency and quality and  collaborate with your colleagues and vendors with ease.

If you are new to the Editor, refer to this article that will quickly guide you through the basics. 

Editor panels 

  • Toolbar with search bar and the editing buttons
  • The editing area that  contains the source and target texts, the translation source, and the segment confirmation box
  • The CAT panel containing the TM, MT, and glossary matches
  • A series of tabs for communication, QA and revisions history
  • The CAT information panel

Toolbar 

 

 

From left to right, the buttons are: 

Function

Hotkeys

Confirm the current segment or all segments

Ctrl-Enter

Lock the segment for editing

-

Go to the next unconfirmed segment

F9

Go to the segment with a specific number

Ctrl-G

Undo/Redo the last edit

Ctrl-Z/Ctrl-Y

Copy the source text to the target segments (can be applied to whole document)

Ctrl-Insert

Clear all non-empty target segments one by one

Alt-Del

Insert a special character

Ctrl-Shift-I

Cycle through cases

Shift-F3

Insert a tag

F8

Limit the length of a specific segment

-

Revert the segment to the previous stage

-

Open the custom dictionary associated with the spellchecker

-

Concordance search

Ctrl-K

Merge selected segments

-

Split segment in the place of your cursor

-

Download the translation

-

Customize the Editor view 

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Editing Area

In the Editing area you can see your source text on the left and its translation on the right. Both are split into segments, the units with which you will work most of the time.

Here you can:

  • See the translation source (MT - machine translation or TM - translation memory)
  • See the notifications on the spelling and grammar errors
  • Review, correct and confirm specific segments
  • See the in-context preview of the target text (in the format is supported)
  • Find the comments to the specific word, phrase or segment
  • Search the source or target text for the specific phrases

 

 

CAT Panel

The CAT panel displays matches from the translation memory, machine translation output, and glossary terms found for wordings or words within the source segments. 

Here you can also find the information about the TM, its name, the exact source where the last update was made, the update history, and the MT engine used (if any). 

 

To insert a match, double-click it  in the CAT panel. If you have several suggestions,  hit Ctrl plus the number of the suggestion in the CAT panel (Ctrl+1, Ctrl+2, etc.).

 

CAT Info

The CAT info panel  displays the differences between the new source segment and any matches found in the translation memory as well as lets perform concordance searches.

Concordance search will allow the user to search for a term throughout the translation memories associated with the project in the source or target text.

Tabbed Area

The tabs let you streamline collaboration and communication between your team members and perform quality assurance.

There you can:

  • View translation suggestions
  • Perform concordance search
  • View revisions history including information on the name of the user who modified the text, as well as the time and date of the action.
  • See the quality issues found in the translation during LQA
  • View comments to the document and the specific segment
  • Preview the translation formatting
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