- Buttons to set up the display of non-printable characters and tags in the text, export the report, save the project (this button is grayed out if there are no unsaved changes) and turn comments on/off
- Help button
- Report tabs
- The list of detected errors
- Segment editor
- Auto-correction preview (if an auto-correction is available)
- Comment field
Follow the steps below to resolve errors.
- Select an error in the list (see the screenshot above, area 4). The segment source and target text will be displayed in the segment editor (see the screenshot above, area 5). The Spaces button lets you hide or show non-printable characters (like spaces and tabs) in the segment text. The Medium tags button allows you to toggle between displaying long, short and medium tags (see the screenshot above, area 1).
To help you to locate the error, it is highlighted in the Target segment (and may also be in the Source segment) field of the segment editor. Similar errors in one segment are displayed as one error. The corrected version of the segment may be suggested below (see the screenshot above, area 6).
- If a correct auto-fix is provided for the error, simply click Apply (see the screenshot above, field 6) or press Alt+A. After this, the segment will look as shown in the bottom field (see the screenshot above, area 6). Since similar errors in a single segment are displayed as one error, the auto-fix will correct all of them. NB! Please note that if you press and hold Alt+A, auto-corrections will be applied continually until you release the buttons.
- If there is no auto-fix or you would like to fix it in a way that is not suggested (provided the segment is not protected from manual editing), position the caret in the text in the Target segment field and make the necessary corrections. You can copy and paste the text and/or tag from the source segment using the regular Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V shortcuts.
- To view the segment in context, double-click the error to open the whole file in the Context Viewer.
- Press Enter to confirm the changed segment or Esc to discard the changes.
After confirmation, the updated segment is re-checked on the fly, and resolved errors are deleted from the report. If some errors are not corrected or new errors are introduced, they will be added to the report. If all errors have been resolved, the amended segment is no longer shown in the report, but may still be found in the list on the Pending changes tab until you press Ctrl+S or the Save changes button.
After confirmation, the report automatically switches to the next not ignored error in the list.
- If an error does not require correction, right-click on it in the list (see the screenshot above, area 4) and assign it No error status (the small red square to the left of the error message will turn gray).
To assign No error status, you can also select the string in the report and press Space. If there are too many errors that need to be ignored, just resolve all the remaining errors, then press Ctrl+Shift+Space. You can also unignore all errors in the group the same way.
Errors with No error status will not export to Excel if you don’t select the checkbox while saving the file. You can also shorten the reporting by hide such errors with No error status. Statuses are saved between editing sessions (if you close Verifika and then open it with this project again, the statuses you assigned will be retained).
- Repeat the steps above to resolve all the errors in the list. When you resolve an error or assign it No error status the report automatically switches to the next pending error in the list. Once you review the last error in the group, the next group will be expanded. You can also expand all errors by pressing Ctrl+Shift+E (Ctrl+Shift+W to collapse them).
- If you want to add a comment to a segment and the Comment field is not visible, click Comments and insert your comments in the lower field that appears. All comments are saved automatically and exported to Excel reports. In order to delete a comment you will need to manually delete the text from the field.
You can use hotkeys when editing text.
The Spaces button turns on the display of non-printing characters. You will see these characters in the segment editor, in Context viewer and Search tab. Verifika supports the display of:
- Space as a small dot
- Non-breaking space as a small outlined circle
- Tabular key as an arrow pointing right
- Carriage return as ¶ (v. 3.2.7)
- Newline as an arrow pointing left (v. 3.2.7)
You can change the color of these characters choosing between Black, Dark Gray, and Red. For this, find the Hidden symbol color setting when clicking on the gear icon in the top right corner of the main window.