- Release Notes v7.0
- Installation and Administration
- About Across Translator Edition
- Installation of the Across Translator Edition
- Connection to Across Account
- Activation of the Across Translator Edition
- Functions of the Across Translator Edition
- Data Synchronization/Migration of the Across Translator Edition
- Backing up Data of the Translator Edition
- Restoring Translator Edition Backups
- Uninstalling the Across Translator Edition
- Getting Started
- Structure and Architecture
- Basic Decisions
- Logging in
- Change username/password
- Confirming and Opening Tasks
- Internal Communication
- System Management
- User settings
- System settings
- Quality Management v6.3
- Quality Management v7.0
- System Attributes
- Tagged HTML
- Tagged SGML
- Tagged XML
- Tagged XML v2
- Visual XML
- Word 2000-2003
- Word 2007-2016
- System attributes
- Project Management
- Adding a document
- Adding a target language
- Aligning Existing Translations
- Document Formats and Programs
- Locking and Hiding Text
- Redoing Document Versions
- Deleting a Document Version
- Machine Translation
- Document Settings Templates
- Checking out Documents
- Quality management
- The Filter Editor
- Relay Translations
- Document preparation
- Term Extraction and Term Translation
- External Editing of Documents
- The EN 15038 Standard Workflow
- The ISO 17100 Standard Workflow
- Cost Estimates
- Task Processing
- Working in crossDesk
- Paragraph States
- Empty Paragraphs
- Customizing crossDesk
- Tasks in Across
- Paragraph Numbering
- Sorting Paragraphs
- Context View/Source View
- crossTerm Window in crossDesk
- Fuzzy search
- Concordance search
- Spell-check and User Dictionary
- Store Translations Wizard
- The Target Editor
- QM Check in crossDesk
- Search and Replace
- Redelegation to the Translator
- Quick Translate
- Local Data in the Offline Client
- TM Management
- The crossTank Manager
- Adding Translations
- Editing Translations
- Changing the Status of Translations
- Merging Translations
- Deleting Translations
- Protecting Translations
- Searching for Translations
- Generating a crossTank Summary
- crossTank Import
- crossTank Export
- crossTank Maintenance
- Terminology Management
- Concept-Oriented Terminology System
- The crossTerm Manager
- crossTerm settings
- crossTerm Manager User Interface
- Searching for Entries/Terms
- Search Types
- Display of Search Suggestions
- Filters and Filter Sets
- Entry and term elements
- Editing Entries/Terms
- Delete Entries/Term(s)
- Merging Entries
- Duplicating Entries
- Manual correction
- crossTerm Reports
- crossTerm Import
- crossTerm Export
- crossTerm Data Maintenance
- crossTerm Web
- Browser-based Work
- Editing of Special Formats
- HTML Documents
- XML Documents
- SGML Documents
- FrameMaker Documents
- Word Documents
- TXT Documents
- Excel Documents
- PowerPoint documents
- InDesign and InCopy Documents
- QuickSilver documents
- PO Documents
- MC Documents
- XLIFF Documents
- Software Localization
- Localization of mobile apps
- Localizing Display Texts
- Menus, Icons, and Keyboard Shortcuts
These instructions will help you to prepare a typical translation with Across.
The following example has been greatly condensed and simplified in order to provide you an initial impression of the translation work with Across.
- Proceed as follows:
- In the module bar on the left-hand side, click crossBoard > My Tasks.
- Select the translation task that was assigned to you and that you would like to work on.
- If you have not yet confirmed the task, click Confirm/Reject below and proceed with the steps for confirming a task as usual.
- Open the translation task.
crossDesk will open up, displaying your translation task. When opening your task, the first paragraph to be translated is automatically activated.Tip
In this example, carrying out a translation task in crossDesk will be explained from the perspective of the Combi Mode.
- Now type in your translation in the Target Editor.
- Insert any crossTerm hits in the Target Editor with a double-click.
- Once you have finished translating the first paragraph, click the icon to set it to the editing state Translated.
The change of the editing state to Translated implies that the segments contained in the translated paragraph have been saved to crossTank.
The icon of the status bar at the bottom of the screen indicates that the segments have been stored to crossTank.
- If you have started working on a paragraph, but have not yet finished it, you can set it to the editing state Touched ().
- Go to the next paragraph to be translated (with or Alt+Down Arrow).
- Translate the next paragraph.
In this example, the sentence is highlighted in green. This indicates the existence of a matching translation in crossTank. The color indicates the match quota, which is the degree of similarity between the active sentence and the crossTank entry.
- To use a crossTank entry in your translation, you can insert the respective entry in the Target Editor with a double-click.
As soon as all paragraphs in the document have been set to the editing state Translated, the task is completed. The dialog box for finishing the task automatically appears. A list of the QM criteria that have been checked shows which criteria have not been met. As a matter of principle, you can finish a task even if some QM criteria have not been met (unless mandatory criteria are concerned).
- Determine whether the translations are to be saved to crossTank (recommended) or not.
- To finish the task now, click Finish Task.Tip
Please note that a finished task can only be opened in read-only mode, meaning that it is write-protected, and thus you cannot edit the task any further.
If you selected the option for storing the translations to crossTank in the preceding dialog window, the Store Translations Wizard will open up.
- Click Next.
- When using the Offline Client of the Across Translator Premium Edition, you can select whether the translation units are to be stored to your local crossTank database.Tip
If you store translation units locally, they will be available in all modes and tasks, i.e. both in the Offline Client and in the standalone mode.
Please note that the storage and use of such translation units may be restricted or prevented by your customer.
- If necessary, determine the attributes and their values with which the translation units are to be stored.
- Click Next.
- Select what Across is to do when storing paragraphs.
- Click Save.
If you selected the option to show a dialog for every paragraph or for paragraphs with an unequal number of source and target segment sentences in the preceding window, dialog windows may be displayed during the storage process.
- Duly process the individual dialogs:
- Click Join all to store all matches as a single translation unit.
- To correct the translation unit(s) manually, select the sentence(s) in the source and target segments that belong to one translation unit and click Add match in order to join the sentences to one translation unit.
Continue in the same way until all sentences have been mapped.
Click Remove Match to realign the source and target segments.
When you are finished, click Save Paragraph.
A dialog will show the progress and completion of the storing process.
- Click Finish.
- Once the task has been finished, the project manager receives a notification about the completion of the task.
ow that the task has been finished, it will no longer appear in the list of pending tasks in the My Tasks module.Tip
To display finished tasks, activate the checkbox Display finished tasks at the bottom right. In this way, all tasks that you have already finished will be displayed.