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== Project dashboard ==
== Project dashboard ==

Revision as of 12:54, 16 September 2020


The Wordfast Anywhere Project Manager is a tool for....

Terms of use


A WFA project is defined as a collection of files (DOCx, PDF, XLSx, PPTx, etc.) to be translated, in various language pairs. Files are assigned to linguists who can play various roles, e.g. translator, proofreader, QA.

Prerequisites that make project creation simpler:

  • Files must be added before project creation using any of WFA's upload procedures. Note it is possible to add or delete files after project creation, for each language pair.
  • TMs and glossaries must be set up under TMs & Glossaries > Setup prior to project creation. You, as a PM, can share your TM with linguists (this is the recommended option: linguists get all matches, exact or fuzzy, and can access Concordance search), or by extracting a project-specific TM to share with them (more limited choices), or by pretranslating files for them, in which case, they get the one single best match for every segment, if applicable, and cannot perform Concordance searches.
  • Linguists will be assigned roles (translation, proofreading, QA) during project creation. Linguists must have a WFA account and are known by their login (email address).

You, the Project Manager (PM) remains in control of resources: files to be translated, TMs, terminology (glossaries).

Those resources are only shared for the duration of the project, and can be revoked by the PM at any time.

The PM assigns linguists to roles (translator, proofreader, QA) in order to process files until the files are ready for delivery to the client.

The PM has an overview of progress at every level, and can set deadlines.

The PM can issue offers for jobs or roles to WFA users (accounts) who have opted to receive job offers.

Terms of use

Personal data, Project management details, Files, TMs, Glossaries and, generally speaking, all data, are considered privileged information and remain confidential. Wordfast Anywhere will never share or disclose privileged information. We have been in translation technology for over 20 years, as translators ourselves, we take confidentiality seriously and will continue to do so. We do not monetize your data.

Note that the scores and comments that a PM records on a linguist's performance also remain strictly confidential, and are available only to the PM.

Wordfast Anywhere only facilitates the organization of translation projects.

Wordfast Anywhere does not engage in financial deals of any sort with users of the Project Management facility, or with Wordfast Anywhere's users in general.

Wordfast Anywhere has no responsibility in the conduct or outcome of translation projects and/or the interaction of PMs and linguists, or the contents of files.

Please consult our Code of Conduct to be observed when using Wordfast Anywhere's Project Manager.

Best practices

Best practices to use Project manager.

Login in to Wordfast Anywhere Project Manager

To be logged as Project Manager, you just have to use your account email and use the Project Manager portal.


Use User Portal link to login into WFA as a standard user.

User Interface

Once you are connected to WFA as Project Manager, the workspace appears.

This should look similar to the following screenshot (depending on the browser, operating system or device used to access WFA):


Top Menu

Project Tab

Warning.png Some of this buttons will be available when more than one file is selected from the list.

Warning.png Some of this buttons will NOT be available when a project is opened.

This tab has the tools concerning a project.


This are the basic buttons:

  • Pm 16.png: New use it to create a project.
  • Pm 16.png: Open the selected project from the project list.
  • Pm 16.png: Close an opened project.
  • Pm 16.png: Delete the selected project. Warning.pngWarning.pngOnly available when no project is opened. Use Close on this tab to close an opened project.
  • Linguist16.png: Use it to Manage the team of linguists.


Project List Panel

This panel shows the list of projects.


Projects will be listed here. Double click on one project or select it and use Open from the top menu bar to open the project.

Use Workspace (root project) to open the Document Panel to see the list of documents as in the standard WFA log in.

Warning.pngSome actions on the documents only can be done from the standard WFA Document Panel. This actions need to be done before the file is added to a project.

Project content Panel

When opening a project, the Content Panel area will show the content of the project.


Main areas are:

  • Header row (1): In this row you'll fine the headers of the columns. Three columns are always visible (Vol., TM, Glo) and the columns for the different jobs will follow. This row will change the background color according to the project status (In preparation, In progress and completed). Click on the project name to edit the project properties.
  • Language Row (2): In this row several icons will be shown depending on the file selection to perform actions such as add new files to the language pair, add a TM, add a Glo or assign linguist to jobs.
  • Note (3) this icon allows to add a note to the document.
  • On the Status bar you'll find information about the project.

Clicking on the file name will open the document. And clicking on each of the other cell text or icon will open the edit dialog for that cell.


The project workflow should be:

  1. PM adds files to WFA and prepares them for the project (i.e splitting). Also prepares the team of linguists.
  2. PM creates a project, sets jobs, sets languages, adds files to the languages.
  3. PM assign TM, glossary and tasks.
  4. When PM sets the project status to In progress files that has been assigned a TM and a task will be shared to the corresponding linguist.
  5. Linguist works on the file. When his work is finished, revokes the file. This finishes the share.
  6. Once the file is revoked, the PM has to manually move it to the next task. This is done automatically if Auto tasking is selected.
  7. When all tasks are finished project is finished. PM can change the status of the project to Completed.

Warning.png PM has to prepare the files and create the team of linguists before creating the project.

Project Operations

Create a New Project

On the Project Manager tab click on Pm 16.pngNew to create a new project. This will open the Project Properties window where the settings for the project are done.

Createproject.PNG Createproject1.PNG

The Project Properties window has three sections that need to be set in order to create the project. Setting one section opens the next one.

On this section general information of the project is set. This includes:
  1. Project name (Compulsory)
  2. Description (optional)
  3. Project status. Defines the status of the project:
    • In preparation: When project is being prepared (files, TMs glos and linguist being added)
    • In progress: This marks the start of the project. Files are shared with the linguist at this point.
    • Completed: The project is finished.
  4. Currency(optional). It will be used to calculate the project cost.
  5. Decimals(optional). Use decimals when showing the project cost.
  6. Auto(optional). By default Project Manager will be responsible of pushing files to the next job when completion is done. Check it to automatically sent files to the next step upon completion
2.Workflow Builder
On this section tasks are added.
  • Select a task from the Pick a task list and click +Add task to be added.
  • After selecting a task use Rename to rename the task name.
  • Tasks are added to the list, only 10 can be added. Use the - next to the task name to remove the task. Warning.png Associated files and shares will be revoked.
3.Language Pairs
On this section language pairs are added.
  • Select source and target languages and click +Add language to be added
  • A row is shown where the default word rate (left box) and speed rate (right box) for each language pair and task can be set.
  • Use the - next to the language pair to remove it. Warning.png Associated files and shares will be revoked.

Once all compulsory fields are set, click on Save project to save the project and go to the Project Content panel.

Edit General Properties

Use this to change any of the project properties defined on the project creation.

On the Project Content Panel click on the project name to open the Project Properties window.

It is the same than for creating a project, so check the section above to know about the different parts and settings.

Add/Remove Languages

Languages are added/removed from the Project Properties window.

On the Project Content Panel click on the project name to open the Project Properties window.

Check Create Project section above to know about it.

Add/Remove Files

From the Project Content Panel there are two ways to add files to a project.


  • Using the Pm file 16.png icon on the header will add the files to all the languages in the project.
  • Using the Pm expland 16.png icon on the language row. This will add the files only to that language.

On the selection dialog only files that have the same source language of the adding case will be listed. For bilingual files not only source must be the same, but target language also.

To remove a file, first use the checkbox to select it and then use the Pm collapse 16.png icon on the language row.


Warning.png Associated shares will be revoked.

Several files can be selected to be removed at the same time.

Assign TM

Use the Pm expland 16.png icon in the language row under the TM column to assign a TM to the checkbox marked files.


On the assign dialog the list of TM for the corresponding language are shown. Only one TM will be assigned to the files.

There are different options for the TM use:

  • Share TM
    • The selected TM will be shared with linguists.
    • This is the best option to use.
    • Translator will have exact and fuzzy matches.
    • Translator can use concordance.
  • Create Project TM (Not implemented yet)
    • The selected TM will NOT be shared.
    • It will be used to create a temporary project TM with the matches from the file/s
    • The temporary project TM will be shared.
  • Pretranslate
    • The selected TM will NOT be shared.
    • It will be used to pretransalte the document/s.
    • Only one TU match (the highest) per segment will be available to the translator.
    • Concordance cannot be used.
    • Concordance will only be used in this temporary TM

Warning.png Once a task has started we do not recommend to change this assignment.

Use the Pm collapse 16.png icon in the language row under the TM column to unassign a TM to the checkbox marked files.

Assign Glossaries

Use the Pm expland 16.png icon in the language row under the Glo column to assign a glossary to the checkbox marked files.


On the assign dialog the list of glossaries for the corresponding language are shown. Only one glossaries will be assigned to the files.

Use the Pm collapse 16.png icon in the language row under the Glo column to unassign a glossary to the checkbox marked files.

Assign Task

Use the Pm expland 16.png icon in the language row under the job name column to assign a job to a linguist for the checkbox marked files.


On the assign dialog task:

  • Choose a linguist from the list to whom the job will be assigned. Warning.png The file will be shared with the linguist when the project is set as 'In progress'. The rate and job amount from the linguist will be set for the task.
  • To override the linguist rate or job amount, a particular rate or job amount for the job can be set using the input field under the column header. Warning.png Bear in mind that both are related so changing one will update the other.
  • A Deadline can be set on the input field under Duration.
  • Fill the Note text box to send extra information to the linguist.
  • Use Linguist cannot download the shared file to not allow the linguist to download the file.
  • Click on Manage linguists to open the Manage Linguist window to add/edit/remove linguists.

Use the Pm collapse 16.png icon in the language row under the job name column to unassign a jobto the checkbox marked files.

Move file to next Task

If Auto tasking is not set on the Project Properties window, when a task is finished (file has been revoked by the linguist), PM has to manually move it to the next task which will share the file with the linguist assigned to that task.

To do so, click on the double arrow on the finished task.


Project dashboard

Use Project dashboard on the Hamburger Project menu to create a report with the costs of the project.

Manage Linguists

This allows the PM to create a team of linguists that will be used on the tasks on the projects.

A linguist can be used in several languages and roles

New Linguist

A linguist can be added using

  • New Linguist button which allows to define a new empty linguist.
  • + on the language row. This will create the linguist for the corresponding language pair.

Edit Linguist

Clicking on the text of a cell will open the dialog to edit the information for that linguist.