How to use Language Phrases in symbol and I/O text?
A database of commonly used phrases translated into various languages can be maintained using Language Database Manager. When a Language Phrase is used on a project page, translations of the phrase for the languages specified in Options > Project Options > Regional Settings > Language Display will appear on the page. Using Language Phrases with Multi-Line Text is straightforward since the dialog for that tool includes a Search Language Phrases button. This document describes how to use Language Phrases for symbol text and PLC I/O text.
Open the Symbol Text dialog. This dialog may appear after a standard symbol has been placed and can be called up by right-clicking a symbol on the page and selecting Symbol Text from the pop up.
If the symbol has no symbol text attributes, add it "on the fly" by clicking the Add Attribute link, selecting the desired attribute, then clicking OK.
On the Symbol Text dialog, click into the desired field in the Value column.
Instead of typing a value, right-click the adjacent field in the Prompt column.
Select Language Text" from the pop up that appears.
Select the desired language phrase and click OK.
Open the I/O Text dialog. This dialog appears after a PLC symbol has been placed and can be called up by right-clicking a PLC symbol on the page and selecting I/O Text from the pop up.
Click into the desired field in the Function Text column.
Instead of typing a value, right-click the adjacent field in the Address column.
Select Language Text from the pop up that appears.