Adapt It Mobile
Working with projects
How to create, copy, and edit a project.

The translations you create in Adapt It Mobile are organized into Projects. Projects contain some basic information about the languages you are working in. Projects also keep track of the documents you are adapting.


Creating a new project

To create a new project, complete the following steps:

  1. Open Adapt It Mobile on your device.

  2. On the Welcome screen, click the Continue button.

  3. On the Get Started screen, click the Create Project icon: Create Project

    This will start the Create Project wizard, which will guide you through the following steps:

Step 1: Source Language

  • Enter the name of the source language in the Source Language Name field. If you are unsure of the spelling, type in a few letters of the name and click on the correct entry in the list of suggestions that appears:

    Language Name and suggestions

  • If this language is a dialect, type in the name of the dialect:

    Language dialect

  • If the language reads right-to-left, select the Language reads right-to-left checkbox:

    Language reads right to left checkbox

  • Click the Next button to continue.

Step 2: Target Language

  • Enter the name of the target language in the Target Language Name field. If you are unsure of the spelling, type in a few letters of the name and click on the correct entry in the list of suggestions that appears.

    Language Name and suggestions

  • If this language is a dialect, type in the name of the dialect.

    Language dialect

  • If the language reads right-to-left, select the Language reads right-to-left checkbox.

    Language reads right to left checkbox

  • Click the Next button to continue.

Step 3: Fonts

Some languages need a specific font in order to display properly on the screen. Adapt It Mobile uses Source Sans Pro by default for the source, target and navigation font. This font covers Cyrillic, Cyrillic Extended, Greek, Latin Extended, Polytonic, and Vietnamese languages. If you know that your source or target font will not display correctly – or if you would like to change the font size or color, perform the following steps:

  • Click on the Source Font, Target Font, or Navigation Font lines in the list. This brings up the Font Selection window:

    Font selection window

  • Click on the Font drop-down list and select the appropriate font from the list. Note that these are the fonts that are installed on your mobile device – if you don’t see the font you need in the list, close Adapt It Mobile and verify that the font is indeed installed on your device.
  • Drag the Size slider to the desired size of text.
  • Click on the Color drop-down and select the desired text color from the palette.
  • Click on the OK button to accept the changes, or the Cancel button to go back to the original font.

When finished on the Font step, click Next to continue.

Step 4: Punctuation

  • Select the Automatically copy punctuation checkbox if you would like Adapt It Mobile to copy punctuation from the source to the target language.

    Copy Punctuation

  • If you select the Automatically copy punctuation checkbox, you will need to specify what characters are considered punctuation in the source language, and what the equivalent punctuation character is in the target language. A default set of source and target “pairs” is provided for you. You can remove punctuation that doesn’t apply in your source/target languages by clicking on the minus (-) sign button. You can also add punctuation by typing in the last (empty) row.
  • Click the Next button to continue to the next step.

Step 5: Cases

  • Select the Source contains upper / lower case checkbox if the source languages contains both lower and upper case characters.
  • If you would like Adapt It Mobile to automatically capitalize the target text, select the Automatically capitalize target when appropriate checkbox:

    Cases checkboxes

  • If you do select the Automatically capitalize target when appropriate checkbox, you will need to specify the lower and upper case characters in the source language, and the corresponding lower/uppercase characters in the target language. A default set of source and target lower/uppercase equivalencies is provided for you. You can remove a character that doesn’t apply in your source/target languages by clicking on the minus (-) sign button. You can also add a lower/uppercase character by typing in the last (empty) row.
  • Click the Next button to continue to the next step.

Automatic Capitalization Note: Both Android and iOS have system settings that control the capitalization of text input. If you are having problems with the on-screen keyboard automatically capitalizing each word of text, you can turn this feature off for your mobile device:

  • On an Android device, go to Settings / Language & Input / Keyboard & input methods; you will need to open the preferences of your selected keyboard and check for a preference labeled “auto capitalization”
  • on an iOS device, go to Settings / General / Keyboard and select “Auto-Capitalization”

Step 6: USFM filtering

If you are importing .usfm document files from Paratext or Bibledit, you can filter out what kind of markers are displayed on the screen when you are adapting. In most cases, you will not need to use a custom USFM filter set.

  • If you want to use a custom filter set, select the Use custom USFM filter set checkbox:

    USFM

  • If you do select the Use custom USFM filter set checkbox, you will need to specify which USFM markers to display. A default set of markers is specified for you; you can select and unselect the various markers as appropriate for your translation.
  • Click the Finish button to complete the Create Project wizard. Adapt It Mobile will close the wizard and display the main screen.

Copying a project

If you have created an adaptation project in Adapt It desktop, you can copy that project’s settings to your mobile device and use it in Adapt It Mobile.

NOTE: if you don’t have an existing project file from Adapt It desktop, you can create one within Adapt It Mobile. Refer to these instructions for more information.

Complete the following steps to copy a project file into Adapt It Mobile:

  1. Copy the project file to the mobile device. For more information on how to do this, click on this link .
  2. Open Adapt It Mobile.
  3. On the Welcome screen, click the Continue button.
  4. On the Get Started screen, click the Copy project icon: Copy Project
  5. Select the project file from the list that appears: s Project File

If no files are listed and a warning displays instead, verify that you have successfully copied the project file to the mobile device.

  1. Click the OK button to return to the main window.

Viewing and editing a project’s settings

Complete the following steps to view or edit a project’s settings:

  1. Open Adapt It Mobile.
  2. On the main screen, click the Project Settings button. The project settings screen displays, giving an overview of the current project’s settings.
  3. To view or edit a specific setting, click on that setting in the list. An editor will display the current settings. You can make changes here to the selected setting.
  • Click the OK button to accept changes made to the current screen and return to the general settings.
  • Click the Cancel button to discard any changes made to the current screen and return to the general settings.

When you are done viewing or modifying the settings for the project, click on the Left arrow button in the upper left corner of the title bar to return to the main screen.