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Webinar Video: How to Use the Auto-Completer in OmegaT

This is the first recording from my latest webinar explains the auto-completer functionality in OmegaT.

Introduced in the OmegaT version 3.0.1, the auto-completer provides several views. Open it by pressing Ctrl-Space and cycle through the views by pressing Ctrl-Space repeatedly.

The first and the most important view is the Glossary Entries. It enables you to insert the glossary terms without using your mouse. The auto-completer detects the text in front of the cursor and offers suggestions based on that text. With no words before the cursor, you get the entire list of the suggestions. If you press Ctrl+Space after “s,” you only get the suggestions beginning with the letter “s.”

The Autotext entries view allows you to insert common phrases in translation from the list that you configured in the settings. For example, if you configure “asap,” you can type “asap” and have the auto-completer turn it into “as soon as possible.”

The next view is Missing tags, which lists all missing tags, allowing you to insert them in appropriate places. This is an alternative to inserting them with the shortcut Ctrl+T.

The last view is Character table. It is a useful way to insert characters not found on a regular keyboard. For example, you can insert a pound sign or a trade mark.

The views cycle; that is, after you press Ctrl+Space on the Character table view, you are back to the Glossary Entries view.

For more guides to using OmegaT, check out my other video tutorials.

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As the founder of Velior, Roman has had the privilege of being able to turn his passion for languages into a business. He has over 15 years of experience in the translation industry. Roman has helped dozens of clients increase sales by making their products appealing for speakers of other languages.