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Re-confirming SDLX segments after search & replace
Thread poster: Anne Lee

Anne Lee  Identity Verified
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Jan 15, 2006

When I carry out 'search and replace' in SDLX (2004 Bonus version) , I usually scroll through the modified segments to re-confirm them. If I wouldn't, the translation memory would not be updated for the different segments. However, I am working on a huge .itd file with 6000 segments and realise that I need to change a few key words. Is there a way around having to re-confirm all those segments? The option 'Confirm 100% matches' would not work because the TM would come up with the previous version.

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Romuald Pawlikowski  Identity Verified
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Select all and confirm Jan 15, 2006

I come across a similar problem after spellchecking, the corrected segments are no longer marked as validated. As I do it at a point when the whole text has already been proofread, I just mark all segments (instead of going to each umarked segment one by one) and I right click on the selected target segments and go to Confirm/Unconfirm/Confirm Selection.

To select the whole target column you need to place the cursor in the first segment, press Shift and go to the last row.

I hope this will be helpful.

Romuald


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Roberta Anderson  Identity Verified
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Edit > Confirm/Unconfirm > Confirm Untranslated Jan 16, 2006

Try using Edit > Confirm/Uncofirm > Confirm Untranslated.
By "untranlsated" they actually mean the "grey" unconfirmed segments.

If you have the "Automatic TM Update" option selected in Tools > Options > Automation, you'll get an alert asking whether you want to update the TM with these confirmed segments.

Hope this helps,
Roberta

[Edited at 2006-01-16 06:03]


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Sylvain Leray  Identity Verified
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Confirm untranslated Jan 16, 2006

Roberta Anderson wrote:

Try using Edit > Confirm/Uncofirm > Confirm Untranslated.



Exactly


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Anne Lee  Identity Verified
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Global search and replace Jan 16, 2006

I've received the following extremely useful tip by email:
there is a global search and replace option built into SDLX.
It is available from the starting panel as the last option under Translate. It allows you to carry out a global 'search and replace' in different files, which is wonderful. The replacements do not unconfirm the segments, apparently.

Thanks for all your useful replies.


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