Translating MIF Documents

Before MIF documents can be processed in Across, they must be sorted according to the various elements contained. Thus, the document structure view of crossView (icn_cDesk_cView_gliederungsansicht) is divided into the following sections:

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Description
icn_cDesk_cView_mif_arbeitsseiten
Body Pages
icn_cDesk_cView_mif_index
Index
icn_cDesk_cView_mif_variablen
Variables
icn_cDesk_cView_mif_querverweisformate
Cross-Reference Formats
icn_cDesk_cView_mif_nummerierungsformate
Numbering Formats
icn_cDesk_cView_mif_vorgabeseiten
Master Pages
icn_cDesk_cView_mif_vorgabe-referenzseiten
Reference pages

The following elements can appear within these sections:

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Description
icn_cDesk_cView_mif_absaetze-elemente
Paragraphs that contain structural elements and do not require translation
icn_cDesk_cView_mif_absaetze-text
Paragraphs containing text that requires translation
icn_cDesk_cView_mif_absaetze-grafik
Paragraphs that contain objects (images, etc.)

Gray fields in the Context View or Source View can be inserted in the Target Editor via double-click. You can also copy the active paragraph or sentence – including the gray fields – into the target text using the icn_cDesk_te_absatz-kopieren icon or the icn_cDesk_te_aktiven-satz-kopieren icon in the Target Editor toolbar.

For system and user variables, cross reference and numbering formats, as well as reference and master pages, you can determine whether these are to be included when checking in the respective MIF document and thus be displayed and made available for editing.

You can find these options under Tools > System Settings > Document Settings > MIF 7 or MIF 8-2019 > Expanded.