- Open your preferred online resource in your usual system web browser.
- In CafeTran, select "External editor" and "Copy source segments to clipboard" options via the Edit menu.
- Next segment action copies the source segment to the system clipboard automatically.
- Just paste the segment (e.g via Windows CTRL+V or Mac's Command+V keyboard shortcut) into the source editor in your system browser.
- If possible, edit the translation in target language editor on the website of the chosen resource. For any formatting tags, type the pipe "|" character inside the translated text.
- Then, click the Copy to clipboard button in the resource's editor if such a button is present. Otherwise, select the text and use the system copy shortcuts (e.g Windows CTRL+C or Mac's Command+C).
The last copy to clipboard action results in the following chain of events:
- The translation is transferred to CafeTran's editor automatically.
- At the same time, the transition result is added to the translation memory.
- Finally, the next segment is transferred to the system clipboard to paste it (e.g via the above mentioned paste shortcut) into the editor on the website.
All above happens as one action automagically! It means that in some cases you can bypass editing the segments in CafeTran altogether. Just use paste and copy keyboard shortcuts to transfer segments between CafeTran and the system web browser.
If you work with two programs, it is ergonomic to have them both in one view. CafeTran lets you organise its editors layout to put the interface in the split view along with your system web browser:
- Select Layout 6 Compact via the View > Window Layout menu.
- Undock the Matchboard to the tabbed view by clicking its binoculars icon.
- Uncheck the "Horizontal editors" option in the View > Segment editors menu.