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Ordering Translations from TextMaster Using Templates
Ordering Translations from TextMaster Using Templates

Take advantage of Project Templates when placing an order with TextMaster through Transifex.

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If you have an existing account with TextMaster, you can use Project Templates when placing translation orders. Templates are reusable sets of order preferences that you create in TextMaster. These preferences include language pairs, quality level, preferred translators, and more.

Creating Project Templates

To create a Project Template in TextMaster:

  1. In TextMaster, head to the API and Loop page. (You can also get there by hovering over the Lightning icon in the main navigation and clicking on API & Loop.)

  2. In the left box, click on Manage my API templates.

  3. Click on NEW API TEMPLATE.

  4. Give your template a name, add any special instructions you may have, and then choose your settings for this template. Note that each template only works with a single language pair, e.g., English (US) to French.

  5. Repeat Steps 3 and 4 for every language you plan to translate to.

📝 Note

  • When creating templates for use with Transifex, you should leave Auto-Launch disabled. Otherwise, your template won't show up in the Order Wizard.

  • Before using the templates you've created, you'll need to connect your TextMaster account to Transifex.

Connecting your TextMaster account to Transifex

You can connect your TextMaster account with your Transifex account to work with your preferred translators and upload your customized Translation Memory to TextMaster (loading your TM to TextMaster is only available for premium TextMaster accounts).

  1. Access your Settings by clicking on your profile icon.

  2. Click on Translation Provider Integrations.

  3. Enter your TextMaster Access key and Access secret, then click Save settings. You can find your Access key and secret on the API and Loop page in TextMaster.

📝 Note: The Translation Provider Integrations option will not appear in your settings by default if you're not using TextMaster or any similar services.

Placing a translation order

📝 Note: Only Organization Admins can place translation orders.

To place a translation order:

  1. From the project navigation in the Dashboard, select the project for which you want to order translations.

  2. Click the Order button in the header. You can also initiate an order from any Order button found throughout other parts of Transifex.

  3. Select which resources you would like to include in the popup in your order. Only untranslated strings are sent for translation. You can also add resources from other projects to your order.

  4. Choose the languages you want to order translations for by selecting a corresponding template for each language.

  5. Review your order. If everything looks good, click Order. Note that the word count and prices are estimates.

Once you submit your order, TextMaster will calculate the final word count and price for your order, taking into account any Translation Memory you may have. After the calculations are done, we'll email you the final word count and price.

⚠️Warning: Please confirm that you have enough credits before placing a new order. Otherwise, the order will be canceled!

Tracking your translation orders

Once you've placed an order, you can track its progress on the Orders page, accessible from the main navigation. On this page, you can also see order details such as price, words, and languages. You can also filter orders by their status.

Missing templates

If a template you've created in TextMaster isn't appearing inside the Transifex order wizard, there are a few things you can check:

  1. Ensure your project's source language matches your template's source language. If, for example, you're translating from English, your project's source language should be English (US) or English (UK), not generic English.

  2. Check whether Auto-launch is enabled for that template. If so, you can go to Extra Settings in the template and turn it off.


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