Workspace overview

How to manage your own projects

When you create projects, you have the option of adding them to Matecat’s My Projects Panel by logging in with your account.
This panel shows a list of all the projects created using your account and allows to check the progress and status of projects or recover them if necessary.

To access the My Projects Panel you can:

Active/archived/cancelled projects

By default, My Projects Panel will only show your active projects, listed in chronological order.

You can view and filter archived and cancelled projects by clicking on the Filter button next to the Search by project name box.

You can refine your search by entering the project name directly in the box and filtering by the following statuses:  Active, Archived or Cancelled.

You will still be able to reactivate your archived projects by going to the Archived section and selecting Unarchive project in the drop-menu located at the top right corner of the project box. If you need assistance, you can write an email to our support team.

 Permanently delete a project

From your Cancelled projects panel, you have the possibility to remove permanently the job from your list. Otherwise, if you have cancelled your project and need to work on it again, you can resume the job from the list.

Project information and available actions

Every project line contains all the information regarding the project and allows the project owner to carry out several project-level actions.

Matecat creates a header for each project containing the following information:

In the top-right corner of the header, you can find the Project menu. By clicking on the 3 bullet points, a list of the available options will drop down:

Here are the details of each task:

Activity Log – This shows a list of all the project-related activities. The list will include the user’s IP, the event date, the project and job ID, the language pair, the user name and email address, and the type of action performed.

Note: At the bottom right of each job, you will find the Last action link, which indicates the last action carried out on the project in question. By clicking on the link, you can access the activity log with a list of all the project-related activities.

Archive project– This prevents any changes from being made to the project. However, the URL will still work and remains accessible in read-only mode.  If necessary, the owner also has the ability to unarchive the project.

Cancel project– This deletes the project and disables the URL.

Job information and available actions

A project is made up of one or more translation jobs. The Management Panel offers a wide range of actions at job level.

Under the project header, you can find all the relevant information regarding the translation job:


Next to the Open button, you will find the Job menu. By clicking on the 3 bullet points, a list of the available tasks will drop down:


Here are the details of each task:

Change Password –This modifies the password of the job.

Split –This divides large jobs into smaller parts so they can be assigned to multiple translators.

Revise –This opens the job in a new window where you can work on the revision.

QA Report –This shows the overall quality report for the revised job and the number of issues per category, along with shows statistical information about the translation job.

Preview / Download Translation –This enables the user to download the translated document at any stage of the translation process.

Download Original –This downloads the source file of the job.

Export XLIFF –  This allows you to download the XLIFF file corresponding to the job/project.

Export TMX –This allows you to download the translation memory corresponding to the job/project in TMX format.

Archive job –This prevents any changes from being made to the job. However, the URL will still work and remains accessible in read-only mode.

Cancel job –This deletes the job and disables the URL.

Project status alerts


The bubble button indicates that comments have been added to the project. By clicking on this button, you can access the editing interface where all the comments are displayed.

The QR button appears when the project is being revised and the reviewer finds severe issues in the initial translation. The button indicates that the overall quality of the translation is a “Fail”. You can click on the button to see the quality report for the project.

This alert informs you there are issues in the job. Click on this button to check the listed alerts.