User Manual

Productivity Tools

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The latest version of KMFasTrans PRO includes the following productivity tools:

    • 1. The administration module 'KMFasTrans Dashboard Link'.

This module inserts a link to the Translations Management Dashboard screen to the right of the administration menu. So you can go to the KMFasTrans Dashboard at any time with a single click. The module is created, published and located in the position 'menu' during the component install process (only on the first installation in which the module is supported). You can unpublish it after that if you want.

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modulo dashboard

    • 2. The administration module 'KMFasTrans Translate'.

This module inserts a drop-down list of languages to the right of the administration menu to translate elements from the Joomla item listing or from the Joomla edit form. The module is created, activated and located in the position 'menu' during the component install process (only on the first installation in which the module is supported). You can unpublish it after that if you want.

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a). From the Joomla items listing: you have to select the item that is going to be translated by checking the checkbox in the item row. Then you select the language you want to translate the article in the drop down list of languages.

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Doing so the KMFasTrans translation editing form will display with all its parameters pre-selected (source language, target language, and all language-dependent fields). If there is a translation into the target language, that translation will be shown in the right hand side. If there isn't any translation into the target language, a blank form to create the translation will be shown. Clicking any of the buttons Save, Save & Close or Cancel will execute the action an return to the Joomla listing of items.

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b). From the Joomla editing form: this is the same as above except it is not necessary to select the source element as it is the one being edited. The return from KMFasTrans is, in this case, the Joomla edit form.

    • 3. A 'New' button to create items from the KMFasTrans Translations Management Dashboard.

A 'New' button is available in the toolbar of the screen 'Translations Management Dashboard'.

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dashboard 13

Pressing the button redirects to the Joomla native editing form with some preselected parameters as follows:

      • a). The type of item you are creating (articles, categories, modules, etc..) is the one selected in the drop-down list "- Select Element Type -".
      • b). The preset parameters depend on the type of element as follows:
        • b1). Categories: the category extension is preset with the following value:
          • b11).The extension selected in the drop-down "- Select Extension -" if any.
          • b12).The extension of the first row shown in the list if it shows any rows and none is selected in b11).
          • b13).'Articles' if none is selected in b11) and no rows are shown in b12).
        • b2). Menu Items: The menu is preset to the following value:
          • b21). The menu selected in the drop-down "- Select Menu -" if any
          • b22). The menu of the first row shown in the list if it shows any rows and none is selected in b21).
          • b23). No pre-selected menu if none is selected in b21) and no rows are shown in b22).
        • b3). Modules: The module type is preset to the following value:
          • b31). The module type selected in the drop-down "- Select Module Type -" if any
          • b32). No pre-selected module type if none is selected in b31).
        • b4). Other element types: no pre-selected parameters

After creating the item in native Joomla you can quickly return to the KMFasTrans Dashboard using the link supplied by the module "KMFasTrans Dashboard Link" to the right of the administration menu