Is it possible to filter on strings by selecting it in Trados Studio 2011?
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pjg111  Identity Verified
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Apr 24, 2012

Hi everybody,

In Trados Studio 2011 File Editor, is it possible to filter on a string just by selecting it i/o copying it and pasting it into the filter box at the top of the window?

Many thanks in advance for your answers.

Cheers.

PG


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why not try it and see? Apr 24, 2012

Hi,

This is exactly what the filter is for. Have a go, using text, numbers or regular expressions and see what happens. You won't break it...

Regards

Paul


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Sorry, but this is not a filter on selection Apr 28, 2012

SDL Support wrote:

Hi,

This is exactly what the filter is for. Have a go, using text, numbers or regular expressions and see what happens. You won't break it...

Regards

Paul


Thanks for the advice but it's not relevant. Plse refer to my topic's subject. You cannot filter on selection in Trados Studio 2011. You have to first copy the string to filter on, next go to Filter, next make sure you are within the desired scope (In Source or In Target), next Paste the copied string in the Filter box, then hit Enter.

Cheers.

PG


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FarkasAndras
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I'm sorry... Apr 29, 2012

pjg111 wrote:

SDL Support wrote:

Hi,

This is exactly what the filter is for. Have a go, using text, numbers or regular expressions and see what happens. You won't break it...

Regards

Paul


Thanks for the advice but it's not relevant. Plse refer to my topic's subject. You cannot filter on selection in Trados Studio 2011. You have to first copy the string to filter on, next go to Filter, next make sure you are within the desired scope (In Source or In Target), next Paste the copied string in the Filter box, then hit Enter.

Cheers.

PG


... but I can't fail to notice that you are being quite rude to a person who's trying to help you.
Let me add to the information given by Paul: filtering is not implemented as "filter on selection", because "filter on selection" wouldn't be a reasonable feature to introduce in any software. For filtering to work well, you need to be able to use regular expressions, toggle case-sensitivity and edit the search string or enter it from scratch. "Filter on selection" wouldn't allow you to do any of these basic things.
In summary: until such time as you start writing you own software, you'll have to put up with copy-pasting.

[Edited at 2012-04-29 14:02 GMT]


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I would like to remind everybody Apr 29, 2012

that it is necessary to be polite during discussion.

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What's the usecase for this? Apr 29, 2012

pjg111 wrote:

Thanks for the advice but it's not relevant. Plse refer to my topic's subject.


ok - I see what you mean now. I didn't spot the meaning of i/o until now. András is right though... I'm not sure I see the value of filtering by selection unless you wanted to find duplicates? In this case you could use the duplicate option on the display filter which I guess you have seen.

So what is the usecase for wanting this? Perhaps there is another way to resolve what you are trying to do?

Regards

Paul


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Usefulness of filter on selection May 5, 2012

SDL Support wrote:

pjg111 wrote:

Thanks for the advice but it's not relevant. Plse refer to my topic's subject.


ok - I see what you mean now. I didn't spot the meaning of i/o until now. András is right though... I'm not sure I see the value of filtering by selection unless you wanted to find duplicates? In this case you could use the duplicate option on the display filter which I guess you have seen.

So what is the usecase for wanting this? Perhaps there is another way to resolve what you are trying to do?

Regards

Paul


Dear Paul,

Filtering by selection may be a matter of productivity. It is implemented in other CAT tools and helps translators to quickly display only those segments containing the selected string (moreover by being able to distinguis whether the selected string is in the Source column or the Target column).

Apparently, it is not implemented in Trados Studio 2011. I'm not sure this forum is the right place for making suggestions and Trados Studio 2011 support team are reading it, so I'm open to any clue for where to make such a suggestion for any further releases of the product.

Thanks anyway for your answer.

Cheers.

PG



[Edited at 2012-05-05 14:12 GMT]


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