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cleaning up Wordfast TM
Thread poster: Comunican
Comunican
United Kingdom
Local time: 19:35
Mar 18, 2008

I have been trying to find some advice on how to clean up/sort out my Wordfast TM... There are a lot of duplicated and irrelevant entries. Is there a recommended/easy way of doing this? And how often does it need doing?
Hoping to hear from you.
Many thanks


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Heinrich Pesch  Identity Verified
Finland
Local time: 21:35
Member (2003)
Finnish to German
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Reorganize Mar 18, 2008

You can also sort. Click on the icon (sedond from right). Read the manual. There will always be some rubbish in a tm. It does not matter, nobody sees it.
Cheers
Heinrich


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esperantisto  Identity Verified
Local time: 21:35
Member (2006)
English to Russian
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Create a new TM and clean up your document into it Mar 19, 2008

if you want to have a lean and mean TM.

As for deleting duplicate entries etc., well, read the manual.


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John Di Rico  Identity Verified
France
Local time: 20:35
Member (2006)
French to English
Special filters in TM editor tools Mar 19, 2008

Enough said! More details in the manual but the filters themselves are pretty self-explanatory.

good luck,

John


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Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
Netherlands
Local time: 20:35
Member (2006)
English to Afrikaans
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Use a CSV editor Mar 19, 2008

Comunican wrote:
I have been trying to find some advice on how to clean up/sort out my Wordfast TM... There are a lot of duplicated and irrelevant entries.


If your TM is too big for WF's internal TM editor, try cleaning it up with a good CSV editor, like http://csved.sjfrancke.nl/ . Just a note of warning, though -- WF expects a certain number of columns in the TM (even if they're mostly empty), otherwise WF doesn't recognise the TM. So make sure you have the right number of columns.


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Comunican
United Kingdom
Local time: 19:35
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Thanks! Mar 19, 2008

Thanks, everyone - I hadn't realised there was something in the manual about it, I will study it and investigate the filters etc...
Thanks again
C


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