Search and Replace help pls
Thread poster: Bilingualduo

Bilingualduo  Identity Verified
Italy
Local time: 03:11
English to Italian
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Dec 12, 2006

Hi,
I wonder if someone can help me come up with the search and replace variables needed for the following example(s)..[It's actually a Wordfast issue which I have been unable to sove despite years of trying, either through TM matching or as glossary entries so I'm hoping to find a S&R work-around]. Unfortunately, I'm hopeless at this sort of thing but it would save much time across 100 files.

Example 1:
Search: Ferri n. 3 e n. 4 1/2
Replace: Size: US 1½/ 3 and 4½ mm/ UK 8 and 10
(No, sizes are not accurate but just an examples)

Example 2:
Search: Ferri n. 9
Replace: Size US 5/ 9 mm/ UK 4
Many thanks for any suggestions,
Bambi


[Edited at 2006-12-12 22:33]


 

GoodWords  Identity Verified
Mexico
Local time: 20:11
Spanish to English
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Wordfisher Dec 12, 2006

You could set this up in Wordfisher.. If there are quite a few pairs to replace, it could be worth it. The idea would be that you make a glossary file in Word in this format:
source term 1 [separator char.] target term 1
source term 2 [separator char.] target term 2
source term 3 [separator char.] target term 3
etc.
and then when you run the replace function in Wordfisher (having set up a Wordfisher project), it will do all these respective replacements in one go.


 

Bilingualduo  Identity Verified
Italy
Local time: 03:11
English to Italian
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Thank you - and still hoping for a F&R solution too Dec 13, 2006

GoodWords wrote:

You could set this up in Wordfisher.


This is certainly one solution that I had not thought of. Thanks a lot. If all else fails, I will do it this way.
But I am still hopeful someone with more skills that I have in S&R will have a suggestion.
Thanks very much indeed,
Bambi


 

Cecilia Falk  Identity Verified
Local time: 03:11
English to Swedish
Search an Replace macro for Word Dec 18, 2006

I use this macro from time to time and it works very well:

http://www.funduc.com/word_sr.htm


 

Cecilia Falk  Identity Verified
Local time: 03:11
English to Swedish
Search an Replace macro for Word Dec 18, 2006

I use this macro from time to time and it works very well:

http://www.funduc.com/word_sr.htm

Sorry, the Alt key on my keyboard just got stuck and in my frenetic efforts to get it "unstuck" I must have hit some other key twice to post this twiceicon_wink.gif

Must not forget, buy new keyboard while Christmas shopping.

Cecilia


[Edited at 2006-12-18 10:24]


 


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