After replace-all, return to previous position
Thread poster: Samuel Murray

Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
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Feb 5

Hello everyone

When I do a replace-all with MS Word, after doing all the replacements, Word returns me to the original position in the file. Trados, however, moves down the entire file and then stops at the last replacement. This means that I have to manually scroll back up again to the original position. I have to somehow memorize it and hope I can find it again. Not easy if you have multiple files open and they have lots of semi-repetitions. Is there a trick in Trados to get
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Hello everyone

When I do a replace-all with MS Word, after doing all the replacements, Word returns me to the original position in the file. Trados, however, moves down the entire file and then stops at the last replacement. This means that I have to manually scroll back up again to the original position. I have to somehow memorize it and hope I can find it again. Not easy if you have multiple files open and they have lots of semi-repetitions. Is there a trick in Trados to get Trados to return to the segment that I was in when I initiated the find/replace operation?

Thanks
Samuel
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Nora Diaz  Identity Verified
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A little AHK script Feb 10

Hi Samuel,

Have a look at this thread, which addresses the need in your post.

https://community.sdl.com/product-groups/translationproductivity/f/autohotkey/24878/enhanced-replace-operation-to-go-back-to-originally-active-segment


 

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Thanks, Nora Feb 11



Thanks. If I understand correctly, the script writes a temporary marker to the current segment, then performs the find/replace operation, then searches for the marker again, and then deletes the marker.


 

Nora Diaz  Identity Verified
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Yes Feb 11

Samuel Murray wrote:

If I understand correctly, the script writes a temporary marker to the current segment, then performs the find/replace operation, then searches for the marker again, and then deletes the marker.


That's right! It's a simple concept, but it gets the job done.


 

Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
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For Trados 2017, there is a plugin available Feb 11

Samuel Murray wrote:
Is there a trick in Trados to get Trados to return to the segment that I was in when I initiated the find/replace operation?


I found a plugin for Trados 2017 called "bookMark", which adds buttons the Home tab for adding and removing bookmarks easily. I have Trados 2019, and the plugin doesn't work for me. The plugin is not in SDL's app store, so you have to google for it.


[Edited at 2020-02-12 09:55 GMT]


 


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