Wordfast: too many TMs and PP wordcount
Thread poster: Conrado Portugal

Conrado Portugal
Germany
Local time: 05:01
German to Spanish
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Apr 18, 2006

Hello, dear colleagues,

I have a couple of questions as for Wordfast 5.21. I hope some of you can help me:

I finally bought a licence for a project where the free version wasn't enough anymore. Now each time I look up for context for a word or sentence, Wordfast ends up showing me the context for this word in all my TMs. No problem when the word is very specific but a bit annoying when the word is more common. Why that?

Second question: I could usually see the active glossary in the Word toolbar but now I can only see information about the TM I am using and that a glossary is active but no glossary lookup is possible

Third and last question: I have received a rather large PowerPoint document and been asked for a quote. I dont know how to get a character count (I do charge per line and for that I need to know all the characters contained) I have been through other threads but I didnt manage. Does somebody know how to it or with Wordfast or any other tool?

Thanks a lot for your help

Conrado


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Ruslan Datkayev  Identity Verified
Kazakhstan
Local time: 09:01
English to Russian
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Counting Apr 18, 2006

Good day!

For word counting, there is a useful soft available at http://www.practiline.com/. It processes various formats, and allows to choose among counting by words, lines, or pages. Also, it is possible to create invoices using results of counting.

With respect,



Ruslan Datkayev


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Heinrich Pesch  Identity Verified
Finland
Local time: 06:01
Member (2003)
Finnish to German
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Look through your settings Apr 18, 2006

Try to change your settings, seems you are using extra features. PPT-files are tricky, never tried it with Wf, but with SDLX its no problem.
Sorry I cannot give more precise advice.
Regards
Heinrich


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Milan Condak  Identity Verified
Local time: 05:01
English to Czech
You can limit your context search Apr 18, 2006

conrado portugal wrote:

Hello, dear colleagues,

I have a couple of questions as for Wordfast 5.21. I hope some of you can help me:

I finally bought a licence for a project where the free version wasn't enough anymore. Now each time I look up for context for a word or sentence, Wordfast ends up showing me the context for this word in all my TMs. No problem when the word is very specific but a bit annoying when the word is more common. Why that?

Conrado


In Manual

a) /Pandorra Box/:

MaxContexts=X
Where X is a number. Limits the number of contexts found to X.

b) do not use search in sibling TMs or put your TM into separate folders

Milan


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