Quick Start Tutorial (MS Word)

This brief tutorial will help you get up and running with Felix for translating documents in Microsoft® Word.

  1. Open the document you want to translate in Word.

    Open your document in MS Word

  2. From the Felix menu, select "Look up Next", or click the right arrow button on the Felix toolbar.
    Felix menu lookup item
    Menu selection
    Felix toolbar lookup button
    Toolbar button

    This will select the first sentence, and look it up in Felix. Since you won't already have a translation memory loaded, it should show that you have no matches.

    The first sentence in the docu is selected and looked up
    Selected in Word
    The sentence is shown in the Felix menu window
    Shown in Felix window

  3. Translate the sentence, overwriting the original.

    After you translate it, put the cursor at the end of the sentence, and from the Felix menu, select "Set as Translation" or click the up arrow button on the Felix toolbar.

    Felix menu set item
    Menu selection
    Felix toolbar set button
    Toolbar button

    This will register the translation for the current sentence ("query") in the Felix window.

    The translation for the first sentence is set
    Selected in Word
    The translation is shown in the Felix menu window
    Shown in Felix window

  4. Again select "Look up Next" or click the right arrow to repeat this process.
  5. If you look up a sentence that's already in your memory (or similar to one), the matching source and translation will appear in the Felix menu.
    A fuzzy match is shown in the Felix menu
    Shown in Felix window

    To retrieve that translation, with the sentence selected in Word, go to the Felix menu and select "Get Translation" or click the down arrow on the Felix toolbar.

    Felix menu get item
    Menu selection
    Felix toolbar get button
    Toolbar button

    The translation will be added to your document, overwriting the selected source segment.

    The translation for the first sentence is set
    Selected in Word

    If the match was a "fuzzy" (non-perfect) match as shown above, or if you need to make changes for context, make your changes and then register the new translation using the procedure in step 3, above.

    A new translation is registered in the Felix menu
    Shown in Felix window

  6. Carry on translating the next sentence.

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