You can quickly open a list of all files in the project that need to be translated. For source files such as Flare projects—which contain many unique types of files—this helps take the guessing out of localization work. All files requiring translation are displayed in the File List window pane.
A filter feature in the File List window pane allows you to list files by type (e.g., topics, snippets, images, master pages, movies) when you are using the grid view. The All Files filter option shows all of the translatable files in your project.
- By default, the File List window pane opens automatically on the left side of the interface when you first launch Lingo. If it is not open, do one of the following, depending on the part of the interface you are using:
Ribbon Select the View ribbon. In the Pane section select File List.
- Keyboard Shortcut Press CTRL+R.
- (Optional) By default files are displayed in a grid. If instead you want to view them in a folder structure, click in the local toolbar. Clicking this button a second time switches you back to grid view.
(Optional—if using the grid view) Next to the Filter field at the top of the window pane, you can click the down arrow and select one of the options to limit the file types shown (e.g., snippets). If you are new to Lingo, you may want to select "All Files" to view all of the translatable files in your project.
- To open a file for translation, simply double-click it in the list.
Note: If you are working with a multilingual project, you can change the active target language in the Project Properties dialog (File > Project Properties). This will change the language of the files shown in the File List window pane.
The translation status displayed in the File List is shown for the active target language (for example, a file might be translated in Spanish, untranslated in French, and already sent for review in German).