About Working with Translation Memories

A translation memory is a file or database containing source language segment and translated versions of the segments. The purpose of a translation memory is to reduce the amount of time and effort involved in translating new documents by enabling you to reuse old translations. When you are translating documents in the Editor view, you open a translation memory or a project translation memory is automatically opened. You can work interactively with the contents of the translation memory as you translate documents. You can:

By default, many translation memory actions are automated. For example, when the cursor moves to a new segment a translation memory lookup is automatically performed.

Automated Translation Memory Actions

By default, many translation memory operations are performed automatically:

Automation settings are located in the Options dialog box and can be changed at any time.


Related Topics

About Translation Memory Lookups

About Translation Memory Matches

Overview: Concordance Searching

About Updating a Translation Memory