Terms not found by Scan
Thread poster: Alison ON

Alison ON  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 13:14
Member (2016)
German to English
Feb 14, 2012

I am trying out DVX2 (8.0.519) after years of working with my much-loved DV3, and am generally getting along all right.

However, when I use Scan it appears unreliable. I am working with 7 files (InDesigner) and frequently recognise terms/segments, but sometimes when I select a word and scan, I get the message "No matches were found" even though I know I have input that word (even in an almost-identical segment) in another file.

I have adjusted the Database Lookup min. score to 67, but I assume that only applies to segments.

Why can't DVX2 find the word or even words I have selected (Traploos/Traploos verstelbare in this case, so not just 3 or 4 letters)? AutoSearch finds "verstelbare" as it is in the TDB.

What do I need to do to make it work? Also, is there an "All files" view option as there was for DV3? I don't want to have to keep swapping back and forth, especially if I have to search/edit terms individually in each file using Find.


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Caroline Bajwel  Identity Verified
Local time: 14:14
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English to French
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DVX2 scan and all files view Feb 14, 2012

Hi Alison,
If you have not done so, I recommend that you repair your translation memory using the Repair feature available in the Tools menu.
Please note also that you may scan with jokers (feature available in the Translation menu). For instance, for "verstelbare", you may type "*verstel*" in the box and this might return info.
To get a view of all files, just click on the main yellow directory in Project Explorer (right part of the screen). Before doing so, you might want to bookmark the segment you're working on (press Control F2). This will allow you to get back quickly to that segment afterwards by pressing F2.
Best Regards

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Alison ON  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 13:14
Member (2016)
German to English
Thanks Feb 14, 2012

Thank you, Caroline, for your prompt and helpful response. Unfortunately the Repair function didn't work (couldn't create a new file) and the Wildcard also got me no further. Maybe it's a bug, maybe it's a limitation on the trial version ... anyway, for the time being I am stuck with using Find when Scan doesn't come up with the goods. I'll definitely have a go with bookmarking before I do so!

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Yolanda Broad  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 09:14
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Scan for content in earlier projects only Feb 14, 2012

I, too, wind up using Find to locate terms from my current project. My experience has been that Scan only finds content from earlier projects and from old files in large projects. It definitely does not locate terms in any material I am currently working on, even across several files.

I don't remember anymore what my experience with Scan was when I had DV3: I've been using DVX in both its versions ever since the first DVX came out.

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