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Documentation on how to translate software with POEditor

Accessible only to the project owner and its administrators, the View or Add Terms page has more to offer than its name suggests at first sight. The functionalities in this page are listed below.

View or Add Terms Button (Project page) - POEditor Localization Platform

Search: Searches through terms by text, context, or reference. Case insensitive.

Add Term: Button at the bottom right side of the page, used to add a new term to the project. If your file format also supports context, you can add this too.

Edit Term: To edit a term's text, click on it, make the changes and press Save.

Set all translations as fuzzy: Checkbox visible only when clicking on a term to edit it. Sets a fuzzy flag on all the existing translations for the term at hand (in all the project's languages) when pressing Save (even if the term's text remains unchanged). Checked by default.

Edit Term (View or Add Terms) - POEditor localization platform

Comments: To view all the comments (in all the languages) for a term, hover your mouse over the term and click on the speech bubble icon on its right. This icon can be grey (if there are no comments), green (if an admin or the project owner last commented on it) or yellow (if a contributor last posted a comment). Here, old comments can be deleted and new comments can be added.

Plural: Hover your mouse over a term and click on the P button if you want to enable plurals for a term. If your file format doesn't support plurals, the plural forms won't be exported. Plural forms aren't displayed in the View or Add Terms page.

Translations (view/edit): Hover your mouse over a term and click on the T button if you want to view all the existing translations for a term. To edit a translation, click on it and make the desired changes (which will be saved automatically).

Context: Hover your mouse over a term and click on the C button if you want to add context to it, or to edit its context.

Reference: Hover your mouse over a term and click on the R button if you want to add reference to a it, or to edit its reference.

Delete Selection: To delete one or more terms (and their translations) from the project, select them by checking the box next to them (or press Select All Page/Select All Terms to bulk check the boxes), choose to Delete Selected in the dropdown menu at the bottom of the list, then press Go.

Add Tags to Selection: To tag terms using the Tagging System, select one or more of them, choose Add Tags to Selection in the dropdown menu at the bottom left side of the page, then click Go. Tags are useful to filter strings during translation or on export.

Remove Tags from Selection: Remove tags set on a term or on a group of terms by selecting this option in the dropdown menu and pressing Go. Must have at least one tag to see this option.

Dropdown options (View or Add Terms) - POEditor localization software

Translation progress: A discreet line above each term gives a hint about its translation progress. It has a different length and color, according to the percentage of completion.

Display: If you have more than 20 terms in a project, in the bottom right corner, you'll see a dropdown menu (under the Add Term button). Here, you can choose to display up to 100 terms per page.