How to find empty segments in Trados 2011
Thread poster: Samuel Murray

Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
Netherlands
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Oct 29, 2014

Hello everyone

QA Distiller tells me that I have some segments with empty target fields. I can find most of those segments by searching for the segment's source text, and when I find them, they are truly empty. But some of those segments have so many tags in them that I can't find the segment simply by doing a text search. How can I get Trados 2011 to tell me which segments have empty target fields?

How can I find segments that have no target text?

Thanks
Samuel





[Edited at 2014-10-29 15:04 GMT]


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Emma Goldsmith  Identity Verified
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I've just tested filtering by ^$ but that doesn't work. I'm not sure why.

I think the simplest thing would be to flag "Check for forgotten and empty translation" as an error. This would be picked up when you run verification (F7).

To do that, go to project settings>verification>QA Checker 3.0>Segments verification


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Michael Grant
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Set "Display" to "Not translated"? Oct 30, 2014

Couldn't you also just set the "Display" to "Not translated" on the "View -> Toolbars -> Display Filter" toolbar?

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Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
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Thanks Oct 30, 2014

Emma Goldsmith wrote:
I think the simplest thing would be to flag "Check for forgotten and empty translation" as an error. This would be picked up when you run verification (F7).


That is what I did in the end, thanks.

Michael Grant wrote:
Couldn't you also just set the "Display" to "Not translated" on the "View -> Toolbars -> Display Filter" toolbar?


No, the display filter relies on segment status. If the empty segment has a "translated" status, the filter for "not translated" won't pick it up.


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