A Previous Job is based on a Reference Job. This Reference Job could be, for instance, the final version of the Job from the previous year.
Segments translated and set in the layout of the Reference Job can be adopted by the user for the current Job. This avoids duplicating work and thus saves time and money.
The Previous job process has a few advantages over using Translation Memory:
To use the Previous job function in a Job, the Reference Job has to be set. When linking Job parts and Content parts, it is important to pay attention to the sequence of the assigned Content parts. If the Content parts in the referenced Job parts are linked in the sequence Cover-Content, they must be linked in the same sequence in the Update Job as well. Select the Previous Job in the settings of the current Job and then start the automation task "Compare with previous job".
Define previous job
Result: A previous job for this job part has been defined.
Start compare with previous job.
Result: Translations from previous Job are imported into the Job so that the user can adopt them for target language segments. The previous Job has to be configured beforehand in the settings for the Job.
Note: Multiple automation actions can be created simultaneously.