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Transit: importing different file types in the same project
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Gloria Nobili
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Feb 9, 2005

Hello. Can you please tell me if Transit lets you import different file types into the same project (i.e. is it possibile to apply different filters). As far as I know such an option in available in Deja-vu.
Thanks a lot
Gloria


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Francesco Volpe  Identity Verified
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Transit Feb 10, 2005

Ciao,

che io sappia no.

Francesco


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Esteban Flamini  Identity Verified
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Importing different file formats into Transit Feb 22, 2005

ilibon wrote:

Hello. Can you please tell me if Transit lets you import different file types into the same project (i.e. is it possibile to apply different filters). As far as I know such an option in available in Deja-vu.
Thanks a lot
Gloria


Whereas Transit does not allow you to import files of different formats into one project at the same time, it seems to be a way to circumvent this (somewhat annoying) limitation.

When creating the project, in the File Type window of the wizard, select the first format you wish to import anc click Next. In the Counting Settings window, select yor settings and click Next. In the Files window, add only the files of the selected format. Then click Back twice and select another file format. Click Next twice and add a new group of files. Repeat it for all the formats you wish to import. When done, click Next.

VERY IMPORTANT: when Transit asks you to start importing the files, answer No.

Now go to Project, Import. Click on More. Check Single file(s) import. Click on the Project settings button, go to the File Type tab, and select one of the formats you are going to import. Click OK to return to the Import Project dialog. Under Single file(s) import, select all of the files of the format you have just selected in Settings (use Ctrl+click). Click on Start import. A new window will pop up. When import is done, click OK to close the new window and return to the Import Project dialog. Click on Project settings once again, select another file format... and repeat the last steps.

If during import Transit informs you of a filtering error, the most likely reason is that you unadvertently tried to import files of different formats in the same step. Just review your selections and import again.

Later when you export the project, you will have to repeat this procedure again: select a file format and export only the files of that format, repeat for each format.

As you see, the procedure is somewhat cumbersome and you will have to exert caution!

Hope it helps.


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Esteban Flamini  Identity Verified
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Importing different formats to Transit; another solution Feb 22, 2005

ilibon wrote:

Hello. Can you please tell me if Transit lets you import different file types into the same project (i.e. is it possibile to apply different filters). As far as I know such an option in available in Deja-vu.
Thanks a lot
Gloria


If all the files you want to import are of "standard" Windows files (e.g., Word, Excel, etc.) there is another "hack".

As you might now, Windows allows you to embed a file from one format into another, as long as the formats support "Object Linking and Embedding" (OLE). Now, create a blank Word document. Go to Insert, Object. Open the Create From File tab. Click on Browse and look for the first file you wish to translate. Click OK twice until you are returned to the main edition window (if something goes wrong, it is likely that the format you selected doesn't support OLE). Repeat this procedure for each of the files. You will get a huge Word document with a lot of files embedded in it (if your computer is low on memory and you are doing this with a lot of files, be prepared to some trouble...). Save the document.

In Transit, in the File Type window of the Project Creation wizard, select Word as file type, click on Options and make sure that the Process Objects checkbox under Embedded Objects is checked. Add the Word file to the project and import it normally. Hopefully, Transit will import all the text from all the files you embedded in the Word document. When exporting, it should create a single Word doc with embedded objects (as in the source). Open the doc, right click on each embedded object and choose Object, Open, thereby opening the application corresponding to that object. From that application, save a copy of the object and you have your translated file.

Hope it helps.


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Gloria Nobili
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Thanx Feb 23, 2005

Thank you very much for your suggestions. I'll try.
Regards
Gloria


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Jarrah  Identity Verified
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Importing different formats Feb 25, 2005


When creating the project, in the File Type window of the wizard, select the first format you wish to import anc click Next. In the Counting Settings window, select yor settings and click Next. In the Files window, add only the files of the selected format. Then click Back twice and select another file format. Click Next twice and add a new group of files. Repeat it for all the formats you wish to import. When done, click Next.


Or type *.* to add all files at once. Then import each format.

After import you can open all files as one single file e.g. for global search and replace or filtering.


Later when you export the project, you will have to repeat this procedure again: select a file format and export only the files of that format, repeat for each format.


You only need to click the Export Project icon then Start Export. (The format is assigned to each file in the header.)

Regards,
Jarrah


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Esteban Flamini  Identity Verified
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Clarification Mar 2, 2005

Jarrah wrote:

Or type *.* to add all files at once. Then import each format.



That's right! There is no need to go back and forth selecting different formats. Thanks Jarrah.

By the way, when you are done with project creation and Transit asks you if you want to start import, you CAN answer yes, as that will show exactly the same dialog as Project / Import (no immediate import from the Yes/No dialog)


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Esteban Flamini  Identity Verified
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Create several DOCs Mar 2, 2005

Esteban Flamini wrote:

You will get a huge Word document with a lot of files embedded in it (if your computer is low on memory and you are doing this with a lot of files, be prepared to some trouble...). Save the document.



Of course, you can create as many "container" DOCs as you need, in order to keep them in manageable size, and import all of them into the project.


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