Finding Translations in Dictionaries

Last update: February 2017



RC-WinTrans has three command options for finding a translation for a (the current) source text:


Dictionaries Toolbar/Menu

Use the Find Translation command from the Dictionariy/TM menu or the toolbar button (shown right) in the Dictionaries toolbar.


Source Edit Field (Translation Edit Bar)

Press the "Return" key while the Source edit field in the Translation Edit bar has the focus (input cursor).

NOTE: You can use the Source edit field to enter a text and/or highlight specific text and search for a translation by pressing the "Return" key.


Shortcut Key

Use the F4 (find) function key to start finding a translation.  Use the "SHIFT + F4" key combination (find and get) to find a translation and automatically copy the best result to the Translation edit field in the Translation Edit bar.



Find Options

The find translation operation is carried out according to the options set on the Dictionaries property page of the Dictionary/TM Options dialog box.  Use the Data Sources property page in this same dialog to view and set available data sources for inclusion in the find translation operation.



Output/Found Results

The results of a find translation operation are listed in the Dictionary Results bar.  Click on the Copy

to Translation Edit Bar button (shown left ) to copy the translation text for the selected list item (in the Dictionary Results list) to the Translation edit field.



See also: "Dictionaries (Overview)";

"Dictionaries Property Page.";

"Data Sources Property Page."