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Working with machine translation results

Working with machine translation results is easy and straightforward. Below is a typical example for a case with no TM result and three machine translation engines being active:

The results of the machine translation are displayed in a special box, and below this box there is an empty box. You can proceed in different ways:

       You can edit one of the machine translations directly and select the translation after finishing the editing. Or you can first select one translation and edit it after selecting. Selecting is easy: Place the cursor in the box (or part of the box to be selected), and execute the Select translation menu command, or click the OK icon on the MetaTexis toolbar, or press the shortcut Alt+Shift+Return. (These are exactly the same commands as those used for selecting TM results!)

       You can enter a translation manually in the empty box. For this, you can use the machine translation results as a reference. When you are finished, or when you no longer need the reference , select the manual translation (see above).

Another example for machine translation results is displayed below. Here, we have one machine translation result and two translation memory results:

If you think the first TM result is the best basis for the translation, you can directly select it, but you can also first edit the translation and select it later. You can combine editing and selecting in any way. There is only one requirement: To finish the translation, you have to select the final translation.