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Desktop search programs not indexing Microsoft glossaries correctly
Thread poster: Timothy Barton

Timothy Barton
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Mar 22, 2005

None of my three desktop search programs, Copernic, Yahoo and Google, are indexing my Microsoft glossaries correctly. Copernic doesn't index .csv files, but the other two do, and the files appear in the list. For example, the file spa-xla-csv-GreatPlains75.csv has the entry "Great Plains Utilities". If I put this phrase into Google Desktop Search in inverted commas it fails to pick it up; if I leave out the commas, it picks it up, but also picks up other files in which the three words don't appear together. In Yahoo, it doesn't pick up the file even without the inverted commas. I've tried inserting spaces between all the commas (the terms had no space between the commas and the next term), but that didn't achieve anything. Can anyone suggest anything? Does anyone know of a free utility that will let me convert them all to txt? All the free utilities I've found restrict how many files you can convert until you pay to register.

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Gerard de Noord  Identity Verified
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Reference search in Wordfast Mar 22, 2005

You could use Reference search in Wordfast. You don't need a license to use that feature.

Regards,
Gerard


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Sonja Tomaskovic  Identity Verified
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CSVConverter Mar 22, 2005

Hi,

there are several tools out there that work with Microsoft's glossaries and support a better search within those. Unfortunately, I am not using any of these myself and therefore don't know their names.

One tool I know of is called CSVConverter. It's a small Java app that converts your CSV files to TMX. I am not sure this is what you are looking for, but at least you might be able to import a TMX file into your CAT and use the concordance/reference search.

Here's the link:
http://www.maxprograms.com/

HTH.

Sonja


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xxxOlaf
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Try ApSIC XBench Mar 22, 2005

Timothy Barton wrote:

None of my three desktop search programs, Copernic, Yahoo and Google, are indexing my Microsoft glossaries correctly.


Try http://www.apsic.com/en/products_xbench.html. This tool even allows you convert .csv file to .tmx files.

Olaf


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Timothy Barton
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Thanks Mar 22, 2005

Olaf wrote:

Timothy Barton wrote:

None of my three desktop search programs, Copernic, Yahoo and Google, are indexing my Microsoft glossaries correctly.


Try http://www.apsic.com/en/products_xbench.html. This tool even allows you convert .csv file to .tmx files.

Olaf


Thanks. I haven't got time to try it now, but it looks a very useful program.


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