Quick-start Tutorial Using MS Word

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

  1. Launch Felix, and open the document you want to translate in Word.

    Open your document in MS Word
  2. Make sure the Add-Ins tab is open if you are using Word 2007 or higher. 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 document 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 select Felix ‣ Set as Translation from the menu, 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 appears in the Felix menu window

    Appears Felix window

  4. Again select Felix ‣ 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 Felix ‣ Get Translation from the menu, 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

    The translation is retrieved

    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.