Managing Translation Projects

Add File or String Instructions

This article is for Account Owners and Project Managers.

File and string instructions enable you to provide your Translators with additional helpful information about the content they are translating.

Add String Instructions for Translators (New Experience)

To add Translator instructions to individual strings:

  1. In a project, click the Strings tab. 
  2. With the search filters, find the strings you want to add instructions to. 
  3. Select the strings. 
  4. Click Actions and select Edit Translator Instructions
  5. Click Add Instructions and enter the instructions. 

Add String Instructions for Translators (Classic)

You can add Translator instructions to individual strings.

  1. Go to Content > Translations.
  2. Use the search filters to find the strings you want.
  3. Select the specific strings by using the checkboxes.
  4. Click the Actions drop down menu and select Add Translator Instructions.
  5. In the New Instruction text box, enter the instructions.
  6. Click Save

Add File Instructions for Translators (New Experience)

To add Translator instructions to files, which automatically puts the instructions into all translatable strings in the file:

  1. From a project, click the Files tab.
  2. In the top right corner of the file, click the three dots and select Edit File Instructions.
  3. Add instructions or attach a file.
  4. Click Save.  

Add File Instructions for Translators (Classic)

You can add Translator instructions to files, which automatically adds the instructions to all translatable strings in the file.

  1. Go to Content > Files.
  2. Use the search filters to find the file you want.
  3. At the right of the file entry, click the more icon and select Add File Instructions.
  4. In the Add File Instructions dialog box, enter the instructions and/or attach a file, such as a PDF.

Instructions are visible to Translators from:

  • The Additional Details section of the CAT tool.
  • In the Classic Experience, Content > Translations then clicking the drop down menu and selecting View Instructions.

Strings or Files with instructions display the the 'i' icon next to them. You can click the icon to view or edit the instruction. 

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