XTM Cloud v 13.0

Creating projects

Upon receiving a translation request you create a new project, upload files, define workflow and assign a translation team to the project.

XTM automatically analyzes the documents, extracts the text and applies the TM. The linguists assigned to the tasks in the workflow receive an email informing they have a pending job. They click the link in the email, log in to XTM and start translating or reviewing. Finally, you receive an email notifying that the translation and review is complete. XTM automatically creates the target file making it available for you to download.

Note

In order to create a project, you have to first create a customer for which you will be creating projects.

To create a project:
  1. Log in to XTM as a Project Manager.

  2. Create a customer for which you are creating a project, see Adding Customers.

    Selecting a particular customer determines the available language combinations.

  3. Go to Projects tab and click the green Add project button.

    Create new project window contains several sections. The options available during project creation depend on the configuration and permissions set by the XTM Administrator.

  4. Within the General information section:

    1. Set the mandatory parameters required for a simple project creation:

      1. From the dropdown list, select the Customer name for your project.

        Note

        This step determines Translation Memory to be applied for your project and the available source and target language combinations for the selected customer.

      2. In the field, provide the Project name which is a unique name of your project.

    2. Set the remaining optional parameters as needed.

  5. Within the Custom fields section set the optional parameters as needed.

    Note

    Custom fields section shows custom fields enabled by the XTM Administrator.

  6. Within the Translation section:

    1. Set the mandatory parameters required for a simple project creation:

      1. From the dropdown list, select the Source language which is the language of the source text.

        Note

        The supported source and target language combinations depend on the Customer name you have selected in the General information section.

      2. From the list of the available Target languages in the left box, select one language or multiple languages of the target text and move them to the right box by clicking the chevron-circle-right-solid.svg button.

        Note

        The supported source and target language combinations depend on the Customer name you have selected in the General information section.

        To remove a target language, select one language or multiple languages of the target text in the right box and move them back to the left box by clicking the chevron-circle-left-solid.svg button.

      3. For translation upload files:

        • To upload a single source file, click the grey Choose Files button, locate the file and add it for upload.

        • To upload multiple source files click the plus-circle-solid.svg button to add more files, locate the files and add them for upload.

          Note

          You can also upload a .zip archive containing multiple files for translation. For the full list of the supported files, see File formats supported in XTM.

          The recommended maximum file size is 550 MB.

          XTM limits the file size that you can upload at one time to less than 150MB. If you have files that are more than 150MB, compress them into a .zip file to reduce the file size.

    2. Set the remaining optional parameters as needed.

  7. Within the Workflow section:

    1. From the dropdown list, select the Main workflow mandatory parameter required for a simple project creation.

    2. Set the remaining optional parameters as needed.

  8. Within the Settings section set the optional parameters as needed.

  9. Within the Machine translation section set the optional parameters as needed.

  10. Within the Tag settings section set the optional parameters as needed.

  11. Click:

    • the green Create button to finish creating a project in XTM

    • the grey Create & new button to finish creating a project in XTM and open a new form to create another project.

    • the grey Save as template button to save a project and use it as your template for creating other project