CAT-Tools/OmegaT/User manual/Editing Functions

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Editing Functions[edit]

OmegaT's editing functions are only applicable to the target text of the active segment. This is the only text that may be edited at any one time. However, text in any segment outside the active one can be marked, copied, or pasted.

The usual mouse operations, cursor keys, cursor key shortcuts, and shortcuts (select, cut, and paste) are supported. These are likely to vary between operating systems though.

Undo and Redo operations are possible with <Ctrl-Z> and <Ctrl-Y>, respectively.

If there are fuzzy matches for the current segment it is possible to:

  • insert the selected fuzzy match in the editor field with <Ctrl-I>
  • rewrite the whole field with the selected fuzzy match with <Ctrl-R>

(refer to Matches: Full and Fuzzy for details).

When working on a formatted file, the editor field will contain OmegaT specific tags that refer to the file's internal formatting structure.

It is not possible to add or change text formatting during translation. The formatting of the underlying structured file format, such as OpenDocument,, StarOffice, XHTML, or HTML (the only ones supported at present), is retained. Only a limited degree of control can be exercised over it (refer to Tagged (Formatted) Files Text Editing for details).

One way to add formatting is to insert a marker in the text, where formatting is desired (using "##", for instance) and then format the text in another application (e.g. using the target documents that result from project compilation.

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