Delete 100 % Matches in Word
Thread poster: Rainer Chatterjee

Rainer Chatterjee  Identity Verified
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Jul 17, 2011

Hello Colleagues


I am working on a file with many 100 % matches for which I am not getting paid, so I am looking for a way to simply delete the all the 100 % matches (and 99 and less % fuzzies, if possible) from the file.
Could I do this simply with a Search and Replace function or do I need a special macro?
I would greatly appreciate all help and suggestions.


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Anna Sylvia Villegas Carvallo
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If you... Jul 18, 2011

...have Trados, you should pretranslate (99 and 100% in green) and translate black sentences only.

Just a suggestion.


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Emma Goldsmith  Identity Verified
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Matches only for CAT tools Jul 18, 2011

If you don't use a CAT tool, you shouldn't accept anything except your full rate for all words in a file. You would spend far more time identifying the 100% matches in Word than actually translating them.

If you're not being paid for the 100% matches, your client will be expecting you to do this job with a CAT tool. I think you should get back to your client and confirm this.

Edited to add:
I think I've misunderstood the title of your post and you're probably using Workbench in Word, not just Word on its own.
If you're using Workbench, then pretranslate the file with the TM and then use "translate to fuzzy" to skip the 100% matches.
If you're using Studio, you could simply lock all 100% matches to ignore them.
HTH

[Edited at 2011-07-18 07:46 GMT]


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Rainer Chatterjee  Identity Verified
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Delete 100 % Matches in Word with Workbench tw4in tags Jul 18, 2011

Thanks for you help so far.
Yes I am using Word together with Workbench. The tip with the pretranslate color option is somewhat helpful, but I do not actually want to color the segments but delete them entirely from the file. These are the segments within the hidden source text, i.e.: 100{>sample hidden text


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Rainer Chatterjee  Identity Verified
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Delete 100 % Matches in Word using workbench Jul 18, 2011

Thanks for you help so far.
Yes I am using Word together with Workbench. The tip with the pretranslate color option is somewhat helpful, but I do not actually want to color the segments but delete them entirely from the file. These are the segments within the hidden source text, i.e.: 100 {>sample hidden text


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bohy  Identity Verified
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Why would you do that yourself? Jul 18, 2011

In my opinion, you should ask your PM to take care of that.
Reputable agencies pay for 100% matches.
If they don't, ask them to extract and send you only the text to be modified (and to provide the whole file simply as a reference, for context).

Anyhow, make your best efforts to find other agencies or direct customers who agree with YOUR 100% rate, and drop the others as soon as you can. According to my own experience, agencies who pay peanuts for 100% matches have never turned out to be interesting customers in the long term.

[Edited at 2011-07-18 09:59 GMT]


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István Hirsch  Identity Verified
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With a backup Jul 18, 2011

Make everything visible.
In Find/Replace window select "Wildcard" and Find: \{0*\}100\{*\}^13 and Replace with nothing.
Check if you got what you wanted.

[Módosítva: 2011-07-18 11:13 GMT]

[Módosítva: 2011-07-18 11:30 GMT]


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Rainer Chatterjee  Identity Verified
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Wildcard replacement Jul 18, 2011

Thanks István,
This was of great help and I was looking just for an avice like this one.
Using this method, however, I found out that Search and Replace deletes everything between the asterisk placeholder *, so if there are freshly translated segments or fuzzy segments in between two 100 % matches they will be also deleted. Any idea how to avoid this problem?

Thanks regards


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István Hirsch  Identity Verified
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I just... Jul 18, 2011

wanted to warn you. Working.

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István Hirsch  Identity Verified
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This seems better Jul 18, 2011

Try this

Find: \{0\>[A-Za-z 0-9\.,':;-]{1;}\<\}100\{\>[A-Za-z 0-9\.,':;-]{1;}\<0\} Replace with nothing.
For me this works, but if there are other special characters in your text, they should be inserted in the formula at two places (let’s say after the colon) (for example quotation marks etc.) to be recognized as 100%.
If you want to delete from 80-99%, instead of }100{ write }[8-9][0-9]{ or if from 50-99%, write this part as }[5-9][0-9]{
Hope I have not made mistakes.


[Módosítva: 2011-07-18 13:02 GMT]


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Rainer Chatterjee  Identity Verified
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Works fine! Jul 19, 2011

Thanks a million, István. You are quite a programmer!
This was the formula I was looking for.


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