Translators, Editors, and Reviewers

Review Mode

Once translations are in a review step of a workflow, Account Owners, Project Managers, and Translation Resources who have access to content in this step, can use Review Mode to quickly and easily proofread translations without being distracted by advanced CAT Tool features.


This article guides you through:

Launch Review Mode

To launch Review Mode, content must be in the review step of the workflow. Follow the same steps to open the CAT Tool. By default, Review Mode will launch automatically on the first time you open the "CAT Tool" on content in the review step. At any time, you can switch to the CAT Tool from Review Mode. Likewise, you can switch to Review Mode from the CAT Tool under settings.

If you want to switch to Review Mode from the CAT Tool, ensure strings are unlocked for editing.

Translations Panel

The translations panel appears below the visual context panel in the Review Mode interface. It shows a text view of the currently selected string, including showing tags and placeholders. From here, you can perform the following actions:

Approve or Reject Content

You can choose to approve a string or reject it. There are a few different ways to do this.

  1. Click the Reject or Approve button in the translation list
  2. Hovering over an active string in context will show a Reject button
  3. Pressing Enter will approve a string, pressing Delete will reject it

Edit strings

You can edit strings by clicking on a translation in the translation panel. This will open an edit view showing the source and translation side by side. Any quality check errors will be shown below the editing box. Click Save when you're finished and ready to save your edits.


Keyboard Shortcuts

  • “Tab” key will move to the next string
  • "Up/Down" keys will move up and down the translation list
  • “Enter” key approves a string
  • "Delete" key rejects a string

Submit a Document

To finish the reviewing task, press the Submit Document button. Any strings that have not yet been rejected or approved will be approved and submitted when you press the submit button. After clicking Submit Document you’ll see a confirmation modal outlining how many strings have already been rejected or approved and how many have had no action taken.


Toggle between bilingual and monolingual

You can view the string list as either bilingual or monolingual. Click the toggle next to Translations to switch between the two options. 


Move between Documents

Some jobs will have multiple “documents” or pages, which are shown in the left sidebar. A document is divided depending on what type of content is in the job. For example, if there were two files in a job, each file would be its own document. For a GDN project, two different URLs would be two documents. To switch between documents, click on the image in the sidebar (left-hand side).


Move between Tools

You can move between the CAT Tool and Review Mode easily at any time.

Switch to CAT Tool

Users who need some features offered in the CAT Tool, but not available in Review Mode can switch to the CAT Tool by clicking the Switch to CAT Tool button in the header.
For example, currently, you cannot add Glossary terms in Review Rode. Users can switch to the CAT Tool, add Glossary terms, and then go back to Review Mode.


Switch to Review Mode

After moving to the CAT Tool, to switch back to Review Mode, click Settings and select Open in Review Mode


Visual Context

Review Mode includes a similar context panel as seen in the CAT Tool. You can toggle between viewing source and target in context by clicking the gear icon.

Some strings are associated with visual context, but can’t be viewed in context. For example, a title tag for a webpage, or text in a hidden panel. These strings will be shown in the translations panel with a “May Not Be Visible” indicator.

Not seeing Visual Context in the context panel of Review Mode? You may need to integrate with one of our visual context capture tools.

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