Searching in several files simultaneously
Thread poster: Sonja Tomaskovic
Sonja Tomaskovic  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 03:08
English to German
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Mar 20, 2004

Hello,

I was wondering if anyone can help me with this:
I have a couple of glossary files (actually, quite a lot of them) and wanted to search all of them simultaneously. Somehow, this isn't working with +Tools as these are comma separated files (and for some reason, +Tools does not support csv files; at least +Tools isn't able to find *any* files in this specific folder).

Any idea how I can perform a quick search on all of them without installing a new software?

TIA.

Sonja


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Geneviève von Levetzow  Identity Verified
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Agent Ransack Mar 20, 2004

Sonja,

ich benutze es tagtäglich und bin sehr zufrieden. Toll für die MS-Glossaries z.B. Ist zwar Freeware, ich würde aber dafür auch zahlen...

http://www.mythicsoft.com/agentransack/default.aspx

Geneviève:)


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Ulrike Lieder  Identity Verified
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Search and Replace Mar 20, 2004

I use Search and Replace from Funduc Software which, IMHO, is one of the best search tools around. The demo version is free; the registered version is $25 (best $25 I've ever spent), and includes free quarterly upgrades for a year.

You can search any text-based file format, including .csv, .ttx (useful when working with Trados TagEditor), also .zip files and subdirectories. Searches can be set to be case-sensitve, whole word only, etc. It's fabulous for searching through the Microsoft glossaries, and I found it invaluable when I was editing literally hundreds of .ttx files (that's where the "replace" function came in handy).

Go to www.funduc.com, look for "Search and Replace".


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Giles Watson  Identity Verified
Italy
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Italian to English
I second what Ulrike says Mar 21, 2004

Ulrike Lieder wrote:

I use Search and Replace from Funduc Software which, IMHO, is one of the best search tools around.



Search and Replace is great.

I find myself using it all the time.

Cheers,

Giles


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Roberta Anderson  Identity Verified
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examine32 Mar 21, 2004

I use Examine32 (http://www.examine32.com/), which I guess is comparable to Search and Replace, and don't know what I would do without it!
Also shareware, free demo version for 30 days, 28 euro to register it.
Roberta


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Sonja Tomaskovic  Identity Verified
Germany
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English to German
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Thanks! Mar 21, 2004

Thank you all for your helpful comments. I am currently not willing to install another software on my PC, so I suppose I'll have to find another workaround for this problem.

Anyway, thanks again to all of you.

Sonja


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Hynek Palatin  Identity Verified
Czech Republic
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Plus Tools Mar 21, 2004

Plus Tools should work. Be careful not to limit the file selection only to *.doc files, for example. You could also try to rename the files to *.txt if they have the .csv extension. You can do it using a single command from the command line:
ren *.csv *.txt

By the way, I use Total Commander (formerly Windows Commander) to search in multiple files.


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Sonja Tomaskovic  Identity Verified
Germany
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+Tools not working Mar 21, 2004

Hello Hynek,

I have been trying +Tools on this, but it isn't working in my particular case. I have tried ALL settings, but it didn't work out.

Anyway, +Tools isn't a real good choice in this case as it doesn't allow on-the-fly search. +Tools can only handle the document that is currently opened in Word. You can only choose from other files if no other documents are opened in Word.

Thanks,

Sonja


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Hynek Palatin  Identity Verified
Czech Republic
Local time: 03:08
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FIND command Mar 21, 2004

Hi Sonja,

You can try the "find" command. Open the command line (click Start - Run and type "cmd") and enter "find /?". This will display the syntax of the command. For example:

find "search_term" *.csv

or, with a pause after each screen:

find "search_term" *.csv |more

(the directory with the glossary files has to be the current directory)

This is not very comfortable, but you won't have to install any new software.


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Ivan Eikås Skjøstad  Identity Verified
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Concordance in Wordfast Mar 21, 2004

You can save the csv-files (or txt-files) in a new folder, or your regular condcordance folder in Wordfast. Remember to add the folder to search in Wordfast setup.

CTRL+ALT+N does the trick.

This works also with the demo version, of course (for those who do not have a license for Wordfast yet


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Jerónimo Fernández  Identity Verified
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Have you tried WinGrep? Mar 22, 2004

Funduc Search and Replace is the best that I've tried so far, but Windows Grep (www.wingrep.com) is also good and it's free. Also, it doesn't take much space in your hard drive.

HTH.
Regards,
Jerónimo


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Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
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Concordance in Wordfast Mar 22, 2004

Sonja Tomaskovic wrote:
Somehow, this isn't working with +Tools as these are comma separated files...


Since you are using PlusTools, I assume you have Wordfast as well. In that case, I agree with Ivan. Use Wordfast's concordance search feature. Simply put all the files in one folder, and set Wordfast up to use that folder as the "concordance".

The search function in PlusTools 2.7 (an older version I use) does not display the results like the concordance search does. Instead, it stops at the first encounter.


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mikhailo
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the really best are Jun 17, 2004

Textpipe (also has special versions WordPipe, ExcelPipe, Datapipe) and PowerGrep (You can find both with Google).
The T&B versions available on their websites.


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