CAT Editors

In-Context Preview (TMS)

Content is machine translated from English by Phrase Language AI.

The In-context preview feature offers a real-time preview of original or translated text directly in the editors and can be switched between source and target views.

Clicking on a segment to be translated highlights the respective text in the preview window and displays the position of the translated segment within the document.

Clicking on text within the preview causes the translation grid to indicate the corresponding segment for editing.

During QA, clicking on a warning navigates the linguist to the position of the warning within the document.

Tables, columns, various graphics, formatting, and fonts are supported. The feature is meant to provide context when translating and is not a perfect representation of the original or completed document; some visual differences are expected. It can also be influenced by enabling/disabling Allow loading of external content in editors option in Access and Security settings.

The preview also has zoom functionality as well as a right-click context menu.


The in-context preview in the web browser may be affected by the editor having only a portion of segments loaded at a given time; skipping over large groups of segments can lead to an incomplete preview.

Scrolling through the translation table and loading segments from the beginning of a major section (e.g. a chapter) or from the beginning of a job improves the preview.

Supported CMS

  • AEM

  • Drupal

  • Marketo

  • Sitecore

  • WordPress

Supported file types

  • AsciiDoc

  • .DITA

  • Google Docs, Sheets and Slides

  • .HTML

  • .IDML

  • Markdown

  • Microsoft Excel (including multilingual files)

  • Microsoft PowerPoint

  • Microsoft Word

  • .RTF

  • .XML with style sheets (including multilingual files)

Previews are not generated for unsupported file types.

If a preview can not be generated due to unsupported file type or preview limits are exceeded, a preview can be downloaded from the Document menu but will not be in the original file type.

Preview for InDesign Files

A limited version of live in-context preview for InDesign files is available. The preview supports all in-context preview functions (source and target preview, real-time changes, navigating from the translation table to the preview window and the other way round, and zoom) and it supports a wide range of InDesign components.


  • Images are displayed for imported .IDML files with embedded images.

  • The maximum size for any image is 500 KB, and the total size for all images must be 10 MB or less.

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