In the Homepage you can access all the projects in your account. The main feature in this page is a project table which lists your projects and relevant meta-data.
# Viewing / Sorting
To display the projects of your choice in the projects table, click on any of the four toggle filters: In progress, Completed, Archived, Pagination. The pagination filter will create a smaller table where only 10 projects are displayed at a time. You can also sort projects to display them differently in the table for your convenience. Click on any of the header descriptions to refresh the sorting parameters of your projects table. (The default view displays the most recently created projects at the top, in descending order.)
# Actions / Existing project
In the actions column on the right-hand side of the table, you will find a number of options. Click on one of the icons in order to view a project's individual page, to view (and edit) a project's settings, to download an updated project onto your computer, to archive an older project or to delete a project you don't need.
Note that a project will be timestamped and marked as modified in the following cases:
- when a project is updated via Project Settings,
- when a revision is marked as complete in the Editor and the project is locked,
- when a project is unlocked for further revision.
# Edit mode
On the right-hand side corner of the project table header you will find a three-dot icon which activates Edit mode in your Homepage. This is an operation which allows you to batch-process multiple projects in your account and it can be particularly useful if you're managing numerous projects for different clients and locale combinations. You can still use the project headers to sort the projects in any way you like. Once you've found the projects you're interested in, tick the boxes on the left of your screen to select them. Now you can either delete or archive all the selected projects in one batch.
In the Homepage area you will also find a built-in Search facility which can be particularly useful for accounts that contain large numbers of projects. Use any combination of the fields provided to find the projects you would like to work on.
# New project
Click on the big red + on the top left corner of the Homepage to jump to a 'New project' page and set up a new lexiQA project from scratch.
# Create project
After entering a name for your project (and optionally a description as well), you can add the project files you would like to check. We currently support TMX, XLIFF, SDLXLIFF, MQXLIFF and MXLIFF file uploads and batch uploading is possible by selecting multiple files. You can also drag one or multiple files into the file box. When selecting multiple files, remember that only files with the same locale pair can be added to your project.
Another way to add files to your project is to upload a MateCat project (by inserting its URL) or to connect with your Smartcat, Transifex, Phrase TMS or Lilt account and select one or more of your existing project files. For more details on this process, have a look at Integrations.
For files containing more than 3,000 segments please note that some additional time may be required for the file to be processed, depending on your hardware and web browser. For files containing more than 10,000 segments, please email us first to ensure that everything will work smoothly for you.
# Project overview
The project overview page contains, among other things, two tables with all the information you need to know about your project. This is where you land after you create a new project or if you choose to view one of your existing projects in your Homepage.
# File summary
The first table contains basic statistics about the number of files in your project and about for how many of those files the review is still on-going or has been completed. If you activated the Untranslatables function at the project creation stage, here you will be able to see all those items which have been identified as untranslatables and excluded from spellchecking in the target text. The last item listed in this table gives you a summary of the Inconsistencies found in your project. Click on View inconsistencies to access a stand-alone report containing all the inconsistent segments in your project.
# Glued file
If your project contains multiple files, then lexiQA's project creation mechanism will automatically create a glued file as well. In Project overview, there is an area which provides some basic statistics about the composite file containing all individual files in your project. This glued file can be accessed in the Editor by using the pencil icon on the top right. You may also copy the link to the Editor in order to share the glued file with a colleague.
# Project table
The second table contains basic statistics about each of the files contained in your project and separate links to Review file and the QA Report for each individual file. Here you can also copy the Editor link for each individual file and lock or unlock it, depending on your workflow.
# Project settings
Use the menu link at the top of this page to gain access to the settings of the current project and reconfigure them according to your preferences.
# Project settings
After having created a project, if you need to change any particular feature in its configuration, go to Project overview and use the menu link at the top of this page to access the Project settings page. Here you will find all the fields and settings that you configured when you created this particular project.
The Project settings page is effectively identical to the New project page which you have already seen. All fields can be reconfigured to match your preferences, with the exception of two fields: at this stage, it is not possible to change the name of the project or add/remove project files, as this would have an impact on the integrity of the project. All other changes you make at this stage will make the project run again with the revised settings.
# User Settings
The User settings area of your account is accessible from every page of lexiQA's environment and it provides access to all the supplementary resources that you may need when setting up your projects, such as custom checks and glossaries.
For more details on how to configure each of the features available in your User settings, go to one of the following pages:
lexiQA's Editor provides the workspace where you can revise your checked files in more detail and make any corrections necessary. When you open a file in the Editor (by clicking Review file in the Project overview page), by default you get a view-only display of all the segments of your file where an issue has been found, using the native segmentation of the file that was checked. Each issue identified is either underlined or highlighted and colour-coded in a user-friendly way so that the issues are easier to track in the text. The colour coding matches the colours of the toggle filters in the header of the report.
# Toggle checks
In lexiQA's Editor and QA report you will notice in the header a set of toggles which can turned on or off, depending on the error class you want to see (in any combination). You can view either the segments With issues (default toggle position) or (only in the Editor) All segments (for a more context-specific review).
The toggle descriptions are groupings of all the active error classes which lexiQA supports. Detailed information on these error classes is available to lexiQA users only.
# Open / Close / Save
If you want to close a segment that is currently open, even without having made any changes to it, press Esc on your keyboard.
If you want to keep a change you've made in the target text, click Save (or press Ctrl + Enter in Windows, CMD + Enter in Mac); the relevant segment ID box on the left will immediately turn green.
If you move to another segment without saving your changes, the segment ID box will turn orange.
# Ignore / Ignore all
For every highlighted issue, you also have the option to Ignore a particular instance or Ignore all instances of the same issue in the same project. If you change your mind later, you can also Undo this action for a particular instance. (But please note that undoing an Ignore all action is not possible.) Toggle on the Ignored filter if you want to bring up into view in the Editor all segments with ignored issues.
# Fix all
When there are multiple instances of the same issue in the same file, you can also use the Fix all function which allows you to batch-correct multiple errors using the same solution. However, much as this function saves a great deal of time when the exact same problem has been found in the same file multiple times, we advise caution when using it with broader error classes where a variety of issues may have been detected in the same class. Also note that there is no Undo action for this function.
# Revision history
Clicking on any of the icons in the middle column in the Editor will give you access to the revision history of a particular segment. Here you will find a complete record of all changes that have been made (and when they were made). This can be a particularly useful point of reference when the revision and proofreading tasks have been performed in the Editor by different people - it is therefore easier to monitor multiple changes on the same file by multiple users over time.
Once you have completed revising a particular file, tick the Complete checkbox in the top menu bar. At this point the file will be locked (no further changes will be possible) and you will be redirected to the QA report page for this job. At the same time an email notification is sent to the project owner who is the only person who can unlock the file for further revision in the Editor, if required (via the Project overview page).
Click on the Search icon (or press Ctrl + F in Windows, CMD + F in Mac) to initiate a text search in the Editor. You can run a search in the source text (ST) only, in the target text (TT) only, or concurrently in both ST and TT. Use the buttons on the left to refine your search:
- Aa your search is now case-sensitive,
- Ab| your search string needs to be matched exactly (no partial word matches),
- .* use a regular expression as a search string.
# See QA Report
You can access the QA report directly from within the Editor at any stage of the revision process by clicking on Analytics. In order to make a correction, all you need to do is click on the target segment you want to fix. The target segment immediately becomes an editable area and now you can change, add or delete text as required.
# File lock and unlock
Once you finish revising a file in the Editor, tick the Complete checkbox in the top menu bar. At this point the file will be locked (no further changes will be possible) and you will be redirected to the QA report page for this job.
At the same time, an email notification is sent to the project owner who is the only person who can unlock the file for further revision in the Editor, if required. The file can be unlocked in the Project overview page.
# Default profiles
In the User settings area of your account, you can create a default profile which will contain reusable configuration settings for a new lexiQA project. You can select any combination of features and save the profile in your account for future use. In the same area you will also find a list of all your available profiles, from which you can choose to load one when you create a new project.
When creating a new project, or after having created one (in the Project settings page), you can save the selected settings as a default profile by clicking on Save as profile. Alternatively, you can click on Load profile to select and load default settings you have already saved in your account.