Functions in the Short Text Editor

Use

The menu bar in the short text editor enables you to perform various functions. You can also access some frequently used functions via the application toolbar or standard toolbar.

The following functions are also included in the Edit menu:

·        Delete Target Text

·        Undo

·        Copy Source Text

·        Find and Replace in Target Text

·        Comment for Object

The Test and Find Full Texts for Abbreviations functions are also included in the Utilities menu.

Features

The following functions are available in the menu bar, application toolbar, or standard toolbar.

Previous Line to be Processed  / Next Line to be Processed

Using these navigation pushbuttons within a short text object takes you to the next or previous line to be processed (that is, the next new or modified line). Lines with Translated status are skipped.

See also:

Short Text Editor Settings

Translation Status

Delete Target Text  

To delete a translation in a translation line, place the cursor on the line in question and click this icon in the application toolbar. To delete all the translations in a short text object, choose Edit ® Delete Target Text ® All Lines.

Undo

If you click this icon, the system undoes the last action that you performed. If you want to undo all the actions that you performed for all of an object’s texts since you last saved, choose Edit ® Undo ® All Lines.

Copy Source Text

To copy a source text to the translation line for a single line of text, place the cursor on the translation line in question and click this icon. Alternatively, double-click the source text. To copy all of an object’s source texts to their translation lines, choose Edit ® Copy Source Text ® All Lines.

Find and Replace in Target Text

This icon enables you to find specific text strings in the translation lines, and then replace them with a different string. For more information, see Find and Replace in Target Text.

Comment for Object

If you want to enter comments or helpful remarks for your text, click this icon. You can enter several lines of text in the dialog box for comments. The comment always applies to the entire object. It is not possible to enter comments for specific lines within an object. The comment for an object is displayed immediately above the first source text in the short text editor. Only the first line is displayed, even if the comment is several lines long. To call up the complete comment, click the Comment for Object icon or choose Edit ® Comment for Object.

Test  

When translating object types SHI3, CA*, and SRT*, you can use this icon in the short text editor to simulate how end users will see the texts you are currently translating. For more information, see Simulating Short Text Objects.

Find Full Texts for Abbreviations

If the source text is an abbreviation, and if a full text has been entered for this abbreviation, you can click this icon to display the full text for the abbreviation. For example, you want to translate the source text Appl. into Japanese but do not know what this abbreviation means, so you display the full text Application. This function works irrespective of whether Application was originally a translation of the German terms Anwendung or Bewerbung. For more information, see Display Full Text for Abbreviation.

Distribute Proposals  

This icon enables you to distribute proposals within the object you are currently translating according to their quality status. The system displays a dialog box that requires you to select the quality status as of which proposals are then distributed. For more information, see Distributing Proposals.

Find  

To find a text or character string, click this icon. The system displays a dialog box listing the first hundred objects that satisfy the search criteria (standard value). If you select the character string that you require in this dialog box, the system takes you directly to the text line in the short text editor that contains the character string you are looking for.

Display Proposal Pool for Source Text

If you want to display the translations into a different target language that are stored in the proposal pool for a particular source text, click this icon. If you have not specified a default text display language in your language settings, the system requires you to select a target language. The system then displays the contents of the proposal pool in this target language for the source text you selected.

The following functions are only available in the menu bar:

Goto ® Other Target Language (Related Objects)

If you place your cursor in the translation line of a particular source text and choose this function, the system displays related objects in a different target language.

Goto ® Display All Available Languages

If you place your cursor in the translation line of a particular source text and choose this function, the system displays translations in all available target languages.

This function is not implemented for many objects. It is primarily intended for tables.

Goto ® Display Virtual Toptexts for this Object

If you place your cursor in the translation line of a particular source text and choose this function, the system displays session-bound top texts.

Goto ® Display Virtual Toptexts (+ Rel Objects)

If you place your cursor in the translation line of a particular source text and choose this function, the system displays session-bound top texts generated for this object and its related objects.

Utilities ® Legend

The legend explains the meaning of the icons that are displayed next to the status bar for each source text.

Utilities ® Technical Information

This dialog box provides the translator with technical information on the source text currently being translated, such as the technical name, domain, and status of the object in the translation workflow.