Help with adding a new custom segmentation rule
Thread poster: Sonia Gouin

Sonia Gouin  Identity Verified
Local time: 22:00
English to French
Aug 29, 2016

Hello. Just received a very very large Excel file to translate. However, large portions of content were bunched up into unique cells. I'd like to optimize the segmentation in order to get a better idea of the repeats and take advantage of the repeats obviously. What the client has done here is they have separated bullet points by a vertical bar. How can I tell Studio 2015 to segment every time it sees this vertical bar? Here's an example of a cell... Advanced microprocessor for accurate weighing results|RS-232 bi-directional interface for output to computer or printer|Percent weighing for solids, moisture loss, formulation, quality control|Digital filtering and fast stabilization

Thanks for any input.


Emma Goldsmith  Identity Verified
Local time: 04:00
Member (2010)
Spanish to English
New segmentation rule with pipeline Aug 30, 2016

Nora Diaz has written clear instructions on adding new segmentation rules in this blog post:

Keep "anything" before and after the break character as per her instructions, but instead of adding "tab" from the dropdown list in the middle field (Break character), just paste in a pipeline |


Sonia Gouin  Identity Verified
Local time: 22:00
English to French
Issue with Language Resources Sep 15, 2016

Hi Emma:

Thank you so much for pointing to this point. It does seem like this may do the trick... However, I am just now getting a totally different message when I go to Language Ressources

All it says is:
Specify language resources to use when no translation memories have been specified.

Under it it says:

Language Resources with a box next to it indicating in brackets Default Language Resources with a browse button on the right.

I have inserted a TM in the project and I've tried other projects and they're all showing this.

I have no access whatsoever to the Segmentation Rules.

Do you have any idea what have gone wrong. I used to be able to play around the rules.

Thanks again.


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