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Natalia Zudaire  Identity Verified
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Nov 11, 2004

I have TRADOS 6.5.5.438


thank you!!!


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Ralf Lemster  Identity Verified
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Maintenance function Nov 11, 2004

Hi Natalia,
Use the Maintenance function.



If you tell us a bit more about what exactly you wish to do, it will be easier to guide you.

Best regards,
Ralf


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Shang
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Export it into txt file Nov 12, 2004

Hello Natalia,

You can export it into txt format:
choosing File -> Export -> OK, and open it with any text editor.

Edmund Shang


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Doru Voin  Identity Verified
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right Nov 12, 2004

Ralf Lemster wrote:

Hi Natalia,
Use the Maintenance function.



That would be File/Maintenance/Begin Search. This displays the segments in your TM. The number of segments displayed is specified in the textbox Translation units processed at a time (for large TMs, specify larger values instead of the default "5"). You can then use the Filter, Find and replace functions as well.

Regards,
Doru Voin


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Natalia Zudaire  Identity Verified
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Thanks a lot Nov 12, 2004

All the tips you gave me were very useful, and they are all useful for different things, so thank you very much!

Natalia


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Follow-up question Nov 13, 2004

What's the best way to browse a TM and correct/delete faulty segments/pairs?
I received a huge translation memory from a customer as reference material. Parts of the TM have been aligned and unfortunately this has gone wrong in places.
I would like to be able to move around within the TM, cut, paste, & copy, etc. That must be a real nightmare in a TXT file.
Is there a better way?
Thnx,
-Mike-


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Export and reimport Nov 13, 2004

Mike Hodshon wrote:

What's the best way to browse a TM and correct/delete faulty segments/pairs?
I received a huge translation memory from a customer as reference material. Parts of the TM have been aligned and unfortunately this has gone wrong in places.
I would like to be able to move around within the TM, cut, paste, & copy, etc. That must be a real nightmare in a TXT file.
Is there a better way?
Thnx,
-Mike-


Hi Mike --

Download the SDLX trial version (fully functional), export your Trados TM into SDLX, clean it up in SDLX Maintain and reimport it via Workbench. That's what I do (I have licences for both Trados and SDLX). I would never do any extensive work on a TM in Trados.

If you need help with the details, start a new thread in the SDLX support.

Best,
Esther


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Found it! Nov 13, 2004

@Esther: Thanks for the suggestion. SDLX does sound interesting -- but that's something for those long, dark winter nights. Oh, we have long dark winter nights! Oh well

I just found out that you can edit the segments directly in the Maintenance window. We live and learn...

http://www.proz.com/howto/103
"Editing and deleting a translation unit
Perform a concordance check of the TU. In the concordance window, right click on the flag. You will choose between editing or deleting the TU."

BTW: this works in the Maintenance window, too.

-Mike-


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