6.4. Translation History in Excel

Translation history is a new feature in Felix version 1.4. Using a translation history, you can make edits to your translation, and then reflect those edits in your translation memory with a single operation.

To use the Translation History feature, enable it from the preferences, on the Translation History tab. See 6.4 Setting Preferences for Excel for details.

When you use the Translation History feature, Felix creates a ”.fhist” file alongside the document you’re translating. For example, if your document is “test.xls”, Felix will create a history file alongside it named “test.xls.fhist”. The history file contains a record of all the source sentences you’ve translated, their translations, and where they’re located in the document (each cell and textbox).

When you edit your translation, you can then go into Review mode (see 6.3 Review Mode), then select Felix >> Auto Reflect Edits >> Sheet/All Workbooks, and all your edits will be reflected in your TM automatically.

If you create a new memory in Felix, then reflecting your edits will create a TM with just the translations from your document.

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