When all of the content in a project or file is translated, you can export the work to the application, file, or location. For example, if a Flare project was translated, you can export your work out to a new Flare project; if a Word document was translated, you can export your work out to a new Word document. This translated project or file can then be opened, and output can be created from it.
Note: If you have translated files for a Flare project, you also have the option of placing your Lingo project where the Flare author can access it. The author can then link directly to the Lingo project. This way, you do not need to export the Lingo project back out to a new Flare project. However, in order to use this process, the author must also have Lingo 10 installed on his computer in order to correctly build the multilingual output.
- Select File > Export. The Export Finished Translation dialog opens.
Note: You will only see this option if you are working with a multilingual project.
Note: You will not see this option if you are translating files in a multilingual bundle and need to export the files to return them to the content developer. This is because you must return all the files in the bundle, regardless of their language.
- (Optional) In the Destination Filename field, the name you provided for the Lingo project is displayed. You can keep the same name or enter a different one for the exported project.
- (Optional) In the Destination Folder field, either accept the folder location entered, or click Browse to find and select a different one. Typically, you want to export the project to a location where the author can retrieve it, unless you plan to deliver the file(s) to the author in some other way (e.g., email).
(Optional) If you want to create an additional ZIP file when exporting the project, select Make a zip file after export. If you do not select the check box, the project files are still exported, but a ZIP file is not created. If you do select the check box, the project files are exported and an extra ZIP file is produced.
Note: When you create a ZIP file on export, the folder structure is maintained.
- Click Export.
- (Optional) If you have not translated all of the files in the project, a confirmation dialog asks if you want to export the project with untranslated files. Click Continue to export the project, or click Cancel.
- (Optional) If the project has already been exported to the selected destination, a dialog informs you that the destination already exists. Lingo will permanently overwrite any updated files. Click OK to export updated and new files, or click Cancel.
- When the export completes, a dialog opens. You can click Yes to view the new project, or you can click No.
(Optional) In the Exporting dialog, click one or both of the following:
- Open Exported Project Opens the exported project in the appropriate program.
Save Log Saves the export log to the project folder.
Note: You can view saved export logs from the Project Properties dialog.
- Click Close.
After exporting a project, you can inform the author, who can then open the translated project or file and create output for it.