Short cuts – Nº 5 : Using AutoText to insert frequently occurring text while translating in Transit NXT

Do you often translate documents with long syntagmas that cannot be considered terminology and cannot be retrieved easily from the memory either? Imagine you have many occurrences of the syntagma “Halten Sie die Maustaste gedrückt” in your source and need to insert “Press and hold the mouse button” in the target. In such a case, the AutoText feature of Transit can help you because it allows you to introduce the translation of the syntagma into the target text with a shortcut that you previously defined. Follow these four simple steps to use this functionality:

Step 1 : Translate the first occurrence of the string and select it in the target language segment.

Step 2 : Select Edit | Text | AutoText.

Step 3 : Enter a word or a letter (shortcut) to refer to this string and click on Add and then on OK.

Step 4 : Enter the defined shortcut in the target segment where you want to  insert the string and press F3.

The screenshot below provides a quick overview of the explained steps:

Inserting AutoText

Inserting AutoText

Do try it out and feel free to comment or ask us for specific tooltips. See you soon with another interesting and useful shortcut!

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One Response to Short cuts – Nº 5 : Using AutoText to insert frequently occurring text while translating in Transit NXT

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