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OpenEdge Development: Visual Translator
Visual Translator Interface Reference : The main window
 
The main window
This section describes how to use the following user‑interface elements of the Visual Translator’s main window:
*Tab folders
*Menu bar
*Tool bar
Main window tab folders
The main interface component of the Visual Translator tool is the tab folder. Figure A–1 shows the Visual Translator tabs.
Figure A–1: Visual Translator tab folders
When you click one of the tabs, the Visual Translator displays a new interface within the folder. The following sections describe the four tab folders.
Procedures tab folder
The Procedures tab folder provides a list of the procedures in the kit. Click the View Procedures button to view the user interface of a procedure and translate text phrases. Figure A–2 shows the Procedures tab folder.
Figure A–2: Procedures tab folder
The Procedures tab folder displays the following columns of information for each procedure in the kit:
*Procedure Name — Shows the name of the source-code procedure (.p or .w) file
*Resource Procedure? — Indicates whether a resource procedure (.rc) file exists for the source procedure; if yes, you can click the View Procedure button to view in-context text phrases
*Current Status — Indicates whether or not you have translated a text phrase in the procedure (untranslated), the number of phrases you have translated out of the total number of text phrases in the procedure (x of n), or whether you have translated all text phrases (translated)
*Comments — Presents comments about the procedure written by the project manager
*Directory Name — Shows the name of the directory that contains the source-code procedure (.p or .w) files
Translations tab folder
The Translations tab folder lets you view the translation data for the entire kit and allows you to translate text phrases globally or by instance. Figure A–3 shows the Translations tab folder.
Figure A–3: Translations tab folder
The Translations tab folder displays the following columns of information for each text phrase:
*Source Phrase — The text phrase in the source language
*Target Phrase The text phrase in the target language
*Procedure Name The name of the application procedure (.p or .w) file that contains the source phrase
*Last Updated The date the source procedure was last changed
Glossary tab folder
The Glossary tab folder lets you view the pairings for source and target phrases in the glossary. Figure A–4 shows the Glossary tab folder.
Figure A–4: Glossary tab folder
The Glossary tab folder displays the following columns of information for each text phrase:
*Source Phrase Shows the text phrase in the source language
*Target Phrase — Shows the text phrase in the target language
*Modified By Translator? — Specifies whether you modified the glossary target phrase
*Type Indicates whether the glossary entry was in the glossary provided by the project manager (D for default) or added by the translator (C for custom) by hand or through an imported glossary.
Statistics tab folder
The Statistics tab folder provides statistics for the language kit, such as the number of procedures, number of phrases, and number of individual words. Figure A–5 shows the Statistics tab folder.
Figure A–5: Statistics tab folder
The Statistics tab folder provides the following information to help you keep track of your translation effort:
*Project Name — The project database associated with the kit
*Description — A description of the project associated with the kit
*Revision The revision number for the project associated with the kit
*Create Date — The date the project manager created the project
*Last Updated — The date you last used the kit
*Database Size — The size of the kit database, in bytes
*Display Type — Indicates whether the resource procedures for the kit display in graphical or character mode
*Number of Procedures — The number of source code (.p or .w) files that contain text phrases you have to translate
*Number of Phrases — The number of text phrases (including repetitions) in the kit
*Number of Unique Phrases — The number of unique text phrases in the kit
*Number of Words — The number of individual words (including repetitions) in the kit
*Number of Unique Words — The number of unique individual words in the kit
*Current Procedure — The name of the procedure currently selected
*Current Object The type of object associated with the currently selected text phrase
*Number of Frames The number of frames in the current procedure
*Number of Objects — The number of user‑interface objects in the current procedure
*% Translated — The percentage of text phrases you have translated in the kit
*# Items in Glossary — The number of entries (pairings) in the glossary
Note: The tool updates the Statistics tab folder whenever you choose a tab folder.
Main window menu bar and tool bar
The menu bar in the Visual Translator contains menu options that allow you to perform various tasks. The buttons in the tool bar provide quick access to some of the most commonly used menu option functions. When a menu option or tool bar button is grayed-out, it is disabled and you cannot use it.
Menu bar
Figure A–6 shows the Visual Translator main window menu bar.
Figure A–6: Visual Translator menu bar
This manual uses the following notation to represent a menu option: FileExit. This notation tells you to choose the Exit option from the File menu.
Some menu options have accelerator keys assigned to them that appear to the right of menu options on pull-down menus. Accelerator keys are key combinations you press to select a menu option. For example, when you pull down the File menu, you see CTRL-o to the right of the Open option. This means that you can hold down the CTRL key and press o to open a language kit.
Each menu option has a mnemonic. A mnemonic is a single letter that you can press to select a menu option. The mnemonic for each menu or menu option is underlined in its label. Table A–1 lists the menu-bar options, their associated buttons on the tool bar, descriptions of the tasks you can perform with them, and the tab folders in which they are enabled.
 
Table A–1: Main window menu options and tool bar buttons
Menu options
Button
Description
Tab folders
FileInstall Kit
Decompresses and opens a compressed kit
Procedures
FileReturn Kit
Compresses the kit so you can return it to the Project Manager
Procedures
FileOpen
Opens a decompressed kit that you installed previously
All
FileImport
Imports a Glossary
Glossary
FileExport
Exports a Glossary
Glossary
FilePrint Screen
Prints a screen capture of a window, for example, a translated user interface procedure
Procedures, Translations, Glossary
FilePrint
Prints a hard-copy Statistics report or save the report to a text file
Statistics
FileExit
Exits the Visual Translator tool
All
EditCut
Cuts selected text
Translations, Glossary
EditCopy
1.
Copies selected text
Translations, Glossary
EditPaste
Pastes text you cut or copied
Translations, Glossary
EditInsert
Inserts a row
Glossary
EditDelete
Deletes a row
Glossary
EditFind
Finds a text phrase
Translations, Glossary
EditReplace
Finds and replaces a text phrase. Use this option for global translations
Translations, Glossary
EditGoto
Goes to a specific row in a list of text phrases
Translations
EditExit
Exits the Visual Translator tool
All
ViewSort Rows
Sorts text phrases or glossary entries by row
Translations, Glossary
ViewOrder Columns
Arranges the order of columns
Translations, Glossary
ViewView Procedure
Views a resource procedure
Procedures, Translations
Options Preferences
Specifies display and saves preferences for the Visual Translator tool
All
Window Properties
Displays the Properties window when you view a procedure
Procedures
Window Glossary
Displays the Glossary window when you view a procedure
Translations
Tools TranMan Utilities Cleanup Glossaries
Removes glossary entries that do not correspond to extracted text phrases
All
Tools TranMan Utilities Pre-translation
Translates all text phrases that have glossary entries. Prints a report of the Pretranslation results
All
Tools
Open various OpenEdge tools based on your license agreement
All
Help
Provides online help about buttons and folders
All
Tool bar
Figure A–7 shows the tool bar for the Visual Translator main window.
Figure A–7: Visual Translator tool bar
Click a tool-bar button for quick access to its corresponding menu option.