9.1. Translation Mode

Translation Mode is probably where you will spend most of your time with Felix. This mode is for translating documents, as opposed to Review Mode (see Review Mode), which is for reviewing translations.

Each of the Translation Mode functions is described below.

Note

In Word 2007 and 2010, the menu and toolbar appear on the Add-Ins tab.

9.1.1. Look up a Sentence

Look up a segment in your Felix memory and glossaries. You can select the next segment automatically, or select a segment to look up yourself.

9.1.1.1. Select and look up the next sentence

Toolbar button Look up next sentence
Menu command Lookup Next
Keyboard shortcut Alt + →

Place the cursor at the beginning of the text you wish to look up, then run the command using one of the methods above. The next segment of text is automatically selected, and sent to Felix as a query. If Felix is not currently running, it will be launched automatically.

9.1.1.2. Look up the current selection

Toolbar button Look up current selection
Menu command Lookup
Keyboard shortcut Alt + L

Select the text you wish to look up, then run the command using one of the methods above. The current selection is automatically sent to Felix as a query. If Felix is not currently running, it will be launched automatically.

Tip

To extend the sentence lookup (e.g. to translate two or more sentences as a single unit), press Ctrl + ALT + E.

9.1.2. Retrieve a Translation

Retrieve a translation from Felix, and automatically insert it at the cursor position.

9.1.2.1. Get the translation, and look up the next sentence

Toolbar button Get the translation and look up the next sentence
Menu command Get And Next
Keyboard shortcut Alt + G

When you run this command, the current translation displayed in Felix is automatically retrieved, and entered at the cursor position. PowerPoint Assist then looks up the next sentence automatically, and sends it to Felix as a query.

9.1.2.2. Get the translation

Toolbar button Get the translation
Menu command Get
Keyboard shortcut Alt + ↓

When you run this command, the current translation displayed in Felix is automatically retrieved, and entered at the cursor position.

9.1.3. Register a Translation

Register a translation for the current query.

9.1.3.1. Register a translation, and look up the next sentence

Toolbar button Set the translation and look up the next sentence
Menu command Set And Next
Keyboard shortcut Alt + S

Place the cursor at the end of your translation, then run the command using one of the methods shown above. The text of your translation is automatically selected, and registered in Felix as the translation for the current query. If you have already selected a segment of text, that will be registered. PowerPoint Assist then looks up the next sentence, and sends it to Felix as a query.

Note

There must be an active query in Felix in order to use this function.

9.1.3.2. Register a translation

Toolbar button Set the translation
Menu command Set
Keyboard shortcut Alt + ↑

Place the cursor at the end of your translation, then run the command using one of the methods shown above. The text of your translation is automatically selected, and registered in Felix as the translation for the current query. If you have already selected a segment of text, that will be registered.

Note

There must be an active query in Felix in order to use this function.

9.1.4. Retrieve a Glossary Entry

Retrieve a glossary entry from Felix, and automatically insert it at the cursor position.

Toolbar button Get a glossary entry
Menu command Get Glossary Entry...
Keyboard shortcut None

When you run this command using one of the methods shown above, a dialog box appears, prompting you to enter a glossary entry number.

Enter glossary entry number

Enter Glossary Entry dialog box

Enter the index of the glossary entry you desire, then click OK (or press Enter). The specified glossary translation is inserted into PowerPoint at the cursor position.

9.1.5. Save Translation Memory and Glossary

Save your translation memory and glossary files. Felix will prompt you for a file name and location if the memory or glossary is new.

9.1.6. Find concordance

You can find a word or phrase in your translation memory to see how you have translated it in the past. This feature is called “concordance.” To find the concordance for a word or phrase, select it and then select Felix ‣ Find Concordance.

9.1.7. Translate to Fuzzy

Use this command to automatically translate all perfect matches until a non-perfect, or “fuzzy” match is found. To use this feature, from the Felix menu, select translate to fuzzy from the menu.

Select translate to fuzzy from menu

Select translate to fuzzy from menu