Translating Help+Manual topics with Smartcat: beta testing
Thread poster: Pavel Doronin

Pavel Doronin
Local time: 17:30
Jun 28, 2017

My name is Pavel Doronin, I work at Smartcat. This post is for those translators or technical writers who deals with translation of the Help+Manual files.

Recently, one of our customers asked us about the ability to work with Help+Manual XML topics. In a couple of weeks, we have released a beta version of this feature. Now you can just import your topics and maps to Smartcat and translate them (or assign the tasks to the translator, or even apply machine translation) and then export them back. It supports both the recently released Tidy XML ( and traditional XML.

If you work with the documents created with Help+Manual, I would like to ask you for assistance and check out how good the support of the topics is.
I would appreciate any feedback from you: bug reports, feature requests, etc.
For now, we do not have any import settings and the default ones should cover the most cases. However, if you have any ideas (import/excluding of the hidden text or comments, importing conditional text as separate segments, etc.), feel free to share them.

If you want to join beta testing of the H+M topics support, register an account in Smartcat (it's completely free) and send me your registration email as a direct message or to our support team at, asking to enable Help+Manual support in your account.


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