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Defining a Dictionary ....................................................................................3

Generally Translating / Not Translating Texts and Properties..................4


2.1

Text elements ...........................................................................................4

2.2

Path function texts ....................................................................................5

2.3

Properties .................................................................................................6

Generally Translating / Not Tanslating Page Types...................................8


3.1

Select page types for translation...............................................................8

3.2

Exclude page types from the translation ...................................................9

Defining the Translation and Display Languages ....................................11


4.1

Specify translation languages .................................................................11

4.2

Specify display languages ......................................................................12

Performing a Test Translation of the Text ................................................13

Translating During Data Entry ...................................................................14

Performing a Translation ...........................................................................19

Deleting Translation From a Project .........................................................20

Exporting the Missing-word List ...............................................................23


9.1

Export individual words or sentences......................................................23

9.2

Specify source language.........................................................................24

9.3

Specify and export target languages.......................................................27

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Defining a Dictionary

You have to select a dictionary in order to translate a project. This selection is saved
on a user basis.
Precondition:
You have access to a dictionary containing keywords.
Utilities > Translation > Settings
1. Select the User tab.

2. Next to the Dictionary field click [...] and select the desired dictionary in the
Open dictionary dialog.
All languages in the dictionary are displayed in the Dictionary languages
field.

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Generally Translating / Not Translating Texts


and Properties

If you do not want to translate all of the texts and properties in the project, you can
generally exclude texts and properties from the translation. These settings are stored
on a per project basis.
Precondition:
You have opened a project.
Utilities > Translation > Settings

2.1

Text elements

Text elements are schematic elements that you insert in the schematic via the menu
items Insert > Graphic > Text. Text elements are not generated from project data.
1. Select the Extent tab.

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2. To select text elements for translation, select the Free texts check box.

3. To exclude text elements from translation, deselect the Free texts check box.

2.2

Path function texts

1. Select the Extent tab.

2. To select path function texts for translation, select the Path function texts
check box.

3. To exclude path function texts from translation, deselect the Path function
texts check box.

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Properties

Texts whose contents are generated from properties and project data are placed in
project pages. Texts whose contents are generated from descriptive properties can
be translated. These properties are divided into the item, form, plot frame, project,
page, symbol, and symbol library areas.
1. Select the Extent tab.

2. Select the desired file range from the Extent drop-down list.

3. To select a property for the translation, select the check box in front of the
desired property.

4. To exclude a property from the translation, deselect the check box in front of
the desired property.

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Generally Translating / Not Tanslating Page


Types

If you do not want to translate all of the pages from a project you can generally
exclude page types from the translation. Pages of that type will then be excluded
from the translation. These settings are stored on a per project basis. The page type
of a selected page is displayed in the Pages - <Project Name> navigator dialog via
Popup menu > Properties in the Page type field.
Precondition:
You have opened a project.
Utilities > Translation > Settings

3.1

Select page types for translation

1. Select the Translatable pages tab.


All of the available page types in EPLAN are displayed.

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2. To select one page type for the translation, select the check box in front of the
desired page type.

3. To select multiple page types, hold down the [CTRL] key or the [SHIFT] key,
select all of the desired page types, and then select the check box in front of
one of the selected page types.

3.2

Exclude page types from the translation

1. Select the Translatable pages tab.


All of the available page types in EPLAN are displayed.

2. To exclude one page type for the translation, deselect the check box in front of
the desired page type.

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3. To exclude multiple page types from the translation, hold down the [CTRL]
key or the [SHIFT] key, select all of the desired page types, and then deselect
the check box in front of one of the selected page types.

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Defining the Translation and Display


Languages

The translation languages determine the languages in which the text is translated. All
translated texts are stored in the project and can be removed from the project via
Remove translation. The display languages, determine which of the translation
languages will be displayed in the project pages.
Precondition:
You have opened a project.
Utilities > Translation > Settings

4.1

Specify translation languages

1. Select the Project tab.

2. In the Translation group box next to the Languages field click

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3. From the drop-down list select all of the languages into which the project
should be translated.

4.2

Specify display languages

1. Select the Project tab.

2. In the Display group box next to the Languages field click

(New).

3. From the drop-down list select all of the languages in which the project pages
should be displayed.

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Performing a Test Translation of the Text

If for individual project texts you would like to check whether translation texts exist in
the right language in the dictionary, you have to first create a text project. You have
the option of performing test translations of texts.
Precondition:

You have opened a project.

You have defined the translation settings.

Utilities > Translation > Test input


1. Enter a text in the input field that is to be translated.

2. Click [Translate].
If EPLAN finds translated texts assigned to the source text, they will be
entered into the list below.

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Translating During Data Entry

Translate during data entry means that EPLAN will translate the project text while you
are entering it.
Preconditions:

You have opened a project.

You have defined a dictionary.

You have defined the translation and display languages.

Utilities > Translation > Settings


1. Select the Project tab, then select the Translate on input check box and click
[OK].

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2. Select the menu item Page > Navigator.

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3. Double-click a page.

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4. Select the menu item Insert > Graphic > Text.

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5. In the Properties dialog in the Text tab, enter a word that is already in the
selected dictionary as a keyword with translation texts.

6. Click [OK].
The translated text is shown.

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Performing a Translation

During translation you can translate across multiple pages.


Preconditions:

You have opened a project that contains translatable texts.

You have defined a dictionary.

You have determined which texts and page types can generally be translated.

You have defined the translation and display languages.

1. Select a project, pages, or schematic elements.

2. Select the menu items Utilities > Translation > Translate.

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Deleting Translation From a Project

When removing the translation from the project the translation texts of one or more
translation languages will be deleted from the project. In doing so, the translation
texts not shown in the project will also be deleted.
Preconditions:

You have opened a project.

The project contains translation texts.

Page > Navigator


1. In the Pages - <Project Name> navigator dialog, select the project from which
the translation texts are to be deleted.

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2. Select the menu items Utilities > Translation > Remove translation from
project.
In the Select languages dialog, all of the translation languages that you
have selected in the project-related settings as translation languages are
displayed.

3. Press the [CTRL] key and in the Select language dialog select all of the
translation languages whose translation texts should be deleted.

4. Click [OK].
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The translation texts are deleted. The selected languages are no longer
translation languages.

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Exporting the Missing-word List

You can export project texts that EPLAN couldn't translate as missing-word lists.
These project texts can then be translated into one or more languages outside of
EPLAN and reimported.
Precondition:
You have opened a project.

9.1

Export individual words or sentences

A project can be translated by word or sentence. It is therefore possible to export the


missing-word list in individual words or in full sentences.
1. Select the menu item Utilities > Translation > Settings.

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2. Select the Project tab.

3. To export full sentences select the Translate whole sentences only check
box.

4. To export individual words deselect the Translate whole sentences only


check box.

9.2

Specify source language

The source language here is the language for which you already have translation
text. The source language is the language at the top of the list of display languages.
Precondition:
The project must contain texts in the source language.

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1. Select the menu item Utilities > Translation > Settings.

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2. Check whether the desired source language is listed as the translation
language in the Translation group box in the Languages field.

3. If the language is not present, click

(New), and select the desired language.

4. Check whether the desired source language is listed as the translation


language in the Display group box in the Languages field.

5. If the language is not present, click

(New), and select the desired language.

6. Select the desired language in the Display group box in the Languages field.

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7. Click

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(up one row) until the language is in the first row.

Specify and export target languages

The target languages are the languages for which you have no translation text. The
missing-word list can be exported for one or more target languages.
1. Select the menu item Utilities > Translation > Settings.

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2. Check whether the desired target languages are listed as the translation
languages in the Translation group box in the Languages field.

3. If the languages are not present, click


languages.

(New), and select the desired

4. Click [OK].

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5. Select the menu item Page > Navigator.

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6. To export a missing-word list for the entire project, select the project name in
the Pages - <Project Name> navigator dialog.

7. To export a missing-word list for one or more pages, select one or more pages
in the Pages - <Project Name> navigator dialog.

8. To export a missing-word list for individual, translatable schematic elements,


double-click a page, and select the desired schematic elements in the
graphical editor.

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9. Select the menu items Utilities > Translation > Export missing-word list.

10. In the Export missing-word list select and save the location as well as a file
type.

11. In the File name field enter a file name and click [Save].

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12. Press [Ctrl] and select the desired target languages in the Languages dialog.

13. Click [OK].

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