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Automation Options

To display the Automation options dialog box, execute the menu command: MetaTexis | Translation memory (TM) | Automation options, or on the menu command: MetaTexis | Terminology database (TDB) | Automation options (default shortcut: Alt+Shift+Q, toolbar icon: ). The following dialog box will appear:

The Automation options dialog box summarizes some important options which govern the behavior of MetaTexis when a translation unit is opened or closed. This dialog box contains a sub-set of options from the Document options dialog box.

Automation options for translation memories:

       Search for translations in TM automatically when a translation unit is opened:

When this checkbox is checked, MetaTexis will automatically search in the TMs (translation memories) specified when a TU is opened and the translation box is empty (no translation or TM segments present).

       Save translation unit automatically when it is closed:

When this checkbox is checked, MetaTexis will automatically save a translation unit in the main TM specified when a TU is closed if there is a translation.

Automation options for terminology databases:

       Search for words in source segment automatically when a translation unit is opened:

When this checkbox is checked, MetaTexis will automatically search in the TDBs (terminology databases) specified when a TU is opened and the translation box is empty (no translation or TM segments present).

Automation options for machine translation:

       No machine translation:

When this checkbox is checked, no machine translation is executed.

       Translate only when there is no TM result:

When this checkbox is checked, any machine translation defined in the Document options will be executed only if the TM search was not successful for an empty TU being opened.

       Dictionary search for every segment:

When this checkbox is checked, the machine translation defined in the Document options will be executed for each empty TU when it is opened.

Automation options for dictionary search:

       No dictionary search:

When this checkbox is checked, no dictionary search is executed.

       Dictionary search only when there is no TM result:

When this checkbox is checked, the dictionaries defined in the Document options will be searched only if the TM search was not successful for an empty TU being opened.

       Translate every segment:

When this checkbox is checked, the dictionaries defined in the Document options will be search for each empty TU when it is opened.

Besides presenting these options, this dialog box informs you about the main TM and the main TDB in use. However, you cannot change or define the main TM and the main TDB in this dialog box. To do this, you have to go to the Document options by clicking the Go to options button.