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Convert Idiom glossary files (.wstd) into Xbench searchable format
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Doreen Schoon-Hammermann  Identity Verified
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Jun 28, 2012

Dear colleagues,

Does anybody know a procedure to convert .wstd files into a format that can be searched with Xbench? Thank you.

Regards,
Doreen


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Sergei Leshchinsky  Identity Verified
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... Jun 28, 2012

Just open it in Xbench.

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Doreen Schoon-Hammermann  Identity Verified
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Convert Idiom glossary files (.wstd) into Xbench searchable format Jun 28, 2012

Hello Sergei,

Thank you for your comment. I am afraid I cannot figure out which file type I have to use to open it directly. If I choose "Deja Vu / Idiom File", only .wsprj files can be selected. If I choose "Deja Vu / Idiom Memory Files", only .wstm files can be selected.

Please advise.

Thank you.

Regards,
Doreen

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Frederic Sabaté
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wstd to XBench Sep 5, 2012

Hi Doreen,

Did you finally come across a solution to have wstd files properly loaded in Xbench?
I tried to drag the wstd file onto the "Project properties" dialog in Xbench and the file
is loaded as a tab-delimited text file, but searches won't display results properly.
Any hint?

Thanks a lot,

Fede


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Frederic Sabaté
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Solved! Sep 5, 2012

Hello again Doreen,

I am afraid I may not be of any help to you now, but I have just found a workaround which someone might find useful in the future.
Here's the step-by-step procedure:

1- Copy the .wstd file and rename it .mdb
2- Open the .mdb file in MS Excel (Click "Enable" if a security warning message appears)
3- Chose "Lemmas" in the table selection dialog that appears.
4- Delete all columns except "Lemmas"
5- Click cell B2
6- Click the formula (fx) box and type "=A3" (without the double quotes)
7- Press Enter
8- Save the file as a tab-delimited file

Now you'll be able to load it in XBench and perform realiable searches.

Cheers!

Fede


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Doreen Schoon-Hammermann  Identity Verified
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Thanks Sep 6, 2012

Hi Fede,

Thanks for sharing your instructions, I will definitely try out this procedure next time.

Regards,
Doreen


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Does anybody know how Idiom termbases can be exported into some other format? Sep 13, 2016

Hello!
1. Searching termbases in Idiom is no problem at all:
- Select a termbase in the folder of Idiom projects (Idiom -> My TDs -> Your termbase),
- Idiom WorldServer opens the termbase,
- In the second row under “File – Edit – View – Tools – Window – Help”
Second button from the right is Find (Ctrl+F, Find text),
- A well known dialogue “Find text” appears, where any word (term) can be easily found.
2. As for using Excel – unfortunately I wasn’t able to do it.
3. Does anybody know how Idiom termbases can be exported into some other format, like Excel and etc.?


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