TM Maintenance - Filter wildcards
Thread poster: Jeff Morris
Jeff Morris
Local time: 14:57
English
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Sep 15, 2006

Hello all,

I'm using Trados 6.5.5 LSP.

I'm trying to search every segment in the TM for specific words. I need to find every segment containing "Windows Vista".

I go to WorkBench, then click File > Maintenance. I click on the filter button, and select text field. Here I can enter the text I'm searching for, but Trados will only find the exact phrase, not every segment including the phrase.

Is there a wildcard that I can enter (like * in DOS)?

The reason is I want to set those segments to Read-Only, so new translators can't change the segments.

Thank you!
Jeff


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Fernando Toledo  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 14:57
German to Spanish
You have to define Sep 15, 2006

In which language you want to search and introduce
*Windows Vista* (included *) in the search field

wild cards can not AFAIK be used.

Regards


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Vito Smolej
Germany
Local time: 14:57
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English to Slovenian
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* IS the wildcard character Sep 15, 2006

wild cards can not AFAIK be used


so *Windows Vista* means "[anything]Windows Vista[anything]"

I would suggest *indows* AND *ista*, which extracts segments with both words, whatever their placement. I am intentionally dropping the first character, so both Windows and windows, Vista and vista, will be extracted.

setting those segments to read-only - oh well, there's always a way to unset that bit. I would assume you better check it all after the fact.

regards

Vito

[Edited at 2006-09-15 20:14]


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Fernando Toledo  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 14:57
German to Spanish
Oh! Sep 16, 2006

Vito Smolej wrote:

wild cards can not AFAIK be used


* IS the wildcard character

regards

Vito

[Edited at 2006-09-15 20:14]


In fact! till now I thought the maintenace works like the concordance
I thought the "*" used in Trados was different and you kann only search for full words contained in the memory.

Well, still learning


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