How to exclude the word count of locked segments from the total word count?
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Sep 12, 2016

Hi experts,

I have Trados Studio 2015. Could you please tell me whether the word count of locked segments is also displayed in the total word count in the project created by us? The word count mentioned by my client and the word count shown in project created is quite different as there is a difference of thousands of words. Is there any method to exclude the word count of locked segments from the total word count so that one may become aware of the actual words to be translated?

Regards,

Chopra


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Emma Goldsmith  Identity Verified
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Analysis setting in batch tasks Sep 12, 2016

Go to analysis under batch tasks.

If you tick "Report locked segments as a separate category", they'll be reported separately.
If you tick the box "exclude locked segments from analysis" under analysis in batch tasks, they'll be excluded.

So, you still may not know how your client reached their word count, but at least you can run your own check and compare notes.


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Thanks so much Sep 12, 2016

Thanks for suggesting the solution, it has solved the problem.

Emma Goldsmith wrote:

Go to analysis under batch tasks.



But it is somewhat surprising when you say:

Emma Goldsmith wrote:

So, you still may not know how your client reached their word count, but at least you can run your own check and compare notes.


If my client has used Trados (he certainly has done so because he has locked a number of segments) like me, why will his word count differ from my word count?

Regards,

Chopra


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Emma Goldsmith  Identity Verified
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Difference from locked segments or word count method? Sep 13, 2016

chopra_2002 wrote:

If my client has used Trados (he certainly has done so because he has locked a number of segments) like me, why will his word count differ from my word count?



The word counts will differ depending on whether those locked segments have been included in the word count or not, and also depending on the tool and version used to do the word count. Word, Trados 2007, Studio versions pre 2014 SP2 and Studio versions post 2014 SP2 will all give different word counts.
For more details on how numbers, dates and hyphens are counted, read Paul Filkin's post:
https://multifarious.filkin.com/2012/11/13/wordcount/

Hope this helps,
Emma


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