Idiom Worldserver Desktop Workbench 9.01.149 - spellchecking/exporting target segments
Thread poster: Rebekka Groß

Rebekka Groß  Identity Verified
Local time: 18:16
English to German
Sep 22, 2009

The spellchecker in this CAT tool is extremely slow so I would like to use Word to spellcheck the target text. But selecting File>Export>Segments results in a bilingual txt file with all sorts of other etxtraneous information that would impede spellchecking.

Here's an example:
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I'm not good at macros, otherwise I could probably clean up the exported file and run the spellchecker.

Does anyone who's familiar with this tool have any suggestions?


 

Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
Netherlands
Local time: 19:16
Member (2006)
English to Afrikaans
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How to... Sep 22, 2009

Rebekka Groß wrote:
But selecting File>Export>Segments results in a bilingual txt file with all sorts of other etxtraneous information that would impede spellchecking.


Open that TXT file in MS Word. Delete the first three lines. Select all (Ctrl+A) and go Table > Convert > Text to Table, and select tabs as the delimiter. Now delete the columns (or its contents) that shouldn't be spellchecked. This should work in about 80% of cases. Sometimes there are hard returns inside cells in Idiom that messes with this procedure.


 

Rebekka Groß  Identity Verified
Local time: 18:16
English to German
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Thanks, Samuel Sep 22, 2009

That works great! I'd opened the file in Word before but all I could think of were macros. Just goes to show how little I know about Word - the drawback of hardly ever creating documents from scratch but working with client files.

 

Rebekka Groß  Identity Verified
Local time: 18:16
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an even quicker way Sep 23, 2009

I've just found out that the tab-separated txt file can be opened in Excel where all I have to is copy the target column and paste it into Word to run a spellcheck.

And if I show only "Alle except 100% and ICE matches" before exporting them, the 100% and ICE matches I'm supposed to ignore, will not be exported, thus shortening the time needed for spellchecking.

[Edited at 2009-09-23 15:24 GMT]


 

Sergei Leshchinsky  Identity Verified
Ukraine
Local time: 20:16
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English to Russian
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How to import back? Jun 16, 2010

Samuel Murray wrote:

Rebekka Groß wrote:
But selecting File>Export>Segments results in a bilingual txt file with all sorts of other etxtraneous information that would impede spellchecking.


Open that TXT file in MS Word...


How do I import the segments back into the Idiom Project after checking spelling and editing in Word or Excel? The Idea is to update the project file.


 


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