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Is the translation sheet layout customizable?

Of course, you can adjust columns layout for translation sheet to your needs. Simply, click on “Sheet columns” icon on Translation sheet toolbar:

Sheet toolbar

… or go to “View” menu and click on “Sheet columns” menu item.
It opens dialog, where you can add or remove columns and change displaying order. Below is list with available column items:

  • Context
  • Flags
  • Status
  • Original
  • Index
  • Row status
  • Data type
  • Component
  • Property
  • Previous original
  • Comment
  • Date
  • Characters
  • Pixels
  • Max characters
  • Max pixels
  • Message string
  • Row Comment
  • Language columns (items depend on translation languages added to project)

Columns dialog

Below is the view of the translation sheet with default columns layout:

sheet view 1

As developer you may prefer to display information about string’s component and property. If you often update your source, you can also add a “Previous original” column to the sheet. This column displays string’s content before changes. It allows you or your translators to find differences between previous and current (updated) originals in an easy way. Unfortunately, adding many columns can be an uncomfortable solution, especially on systems with low displaying resolutions. You can improve it by changing displaying of translation statuses (Status column) from text to images. Right click on header of Status column and select “Column properties” item in context menu. Next, select “Image” radio button.

Status column properties

Below is the result of our changes:

Sheet view 2

Of course, you can select more translation languages to displaying in a sheet. This solution allows you to quickly switch between the edited language, or sometimes it is convenient for a translator to see an existing translation in another language, too. You can add languages via “Columns” dialog or via “View” menu.

Sheet view 3

If you click on column header e.g. “Context”, cells of column are sorted in ascending order, if you click second time, items are sorted in descending order, but if you click on column header again, Sisulizer revert order based on original order of items in source file. Below is example with sorted contents of “Date” column. This solution allows you to find last edited translations fast.

Sheet view 4

More information about other features related to working with Translation Sheet you can find here.


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