Is there a way to remove all target placeables at one time?
Thread poster: PT Translati (X)

PT Translati (X)
United States
Local time: 03:24
Japanese to English
Mar 29, 2011

Been translating a document and copying placeables as I go. I've decided I don't want the placeables (they're mostly indentations) anymore and want to handle indentations/tabs manually in word.

Is there a way to simply remove all placeables in the target column of my WF pro txml file? I'm hoping I don't have to go through each segment and remove them.


Thanks in advance!


 

Alex Lago  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 12:24
Member (2009)
English to Spanish
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No Mar 29, 2011

Sorry to say I don't believe such a feature exists, can only suggest you ask Wordfast support directly.

 

Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
Netherlands
Local time: 12:24
Member (2006)
English to Afrikaans
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WFC Mar 30, 2011

PT Translation wrote:
Is there a way to simply remove all placeables in the target column of my WF pro txml file? I'm hoping I don't have to go through each segment and remove them.


In WFC you can do that on a per-segment basis using Ctrl+Alt+X. I'm not sure if that works in WFP (and even if it does, you'd still have to do it per segment). Pre-filling target fields with placeables is not limited to WFP -- Idiom also does that (and it can be annoying).


 

Yasmin Moslem  Identity Verified
Egypt
Local time: 12:24
English to Arabic
? Mar 30, 2011

Samuel Murray wrote:

PT Translation wrote:
Is there a way to simply remove all placeables in the target column of my WF pro txml file? I'm hoping I don't have to go through each segment and remove them.


In WFC you can do that on a per-segment basis using Ctrl+Alt+X. I'm not sure if that works in WFP (and even if it does, you'd still have to do it per segment). Pre-filling target fields with placeables is not limited to WFP -- Idiom also does that (and it can be annoying).



I am not sure if I misunderstand PT Translation's question or Samuel's answer. Wordfast Pro also has Ctrl+Alt+X and Alt+Delete per segment; moreover, it has Shift+Alt+Delete to clear ALL the target segments at the same time.

Still, neither in WFC nor in WFP Ctrl+Alt+X (or Shift+Alt+Delete) will remove only placeables; it will rather clear the target.


Kind regards,
Yasmin


 

Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
Netherlands
Local time: 12:24
Member (2006)
English to Afrikaans
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WFC Mar 30, 2011

Yasmin Moslem wrote:
Still, neither in WFC nor in WFP Ctrl+Alt+X (or Shift+Alt+Delete) will remove only placeables; it will rather clear the target.


In WFC, on my computer, if the target field contains placeables marked up in tw4winInternal, plus some text, pressing Ctrl+Alt+X once will delete all placeables without deleting the text.


 

Yasmin Moslem  Identity Verified
Egypt
Local time: 12:24
English to Arabic
Got it! Mar 30, 2011

Samuel Murray wrote:

In WFC, on my computer, if the target field contains placeables marked up in tw4winInternal, plus some text, pressing Ctrl+Alt+X once will delete all placeables without deleting the text.


Dear Samuel,

Thanks for the clarification. I have just requested this feature.

Thanks for your feedback!


Kind regards,
Yasmin


 

PT Translati (X)
United States
Local time: 03:24
Japanese to English
TOPIC STARTER
Thank you all for contributing. Mar 30, 2011

Thank you all for contributing. I understand currently there is no such feature in WF Pro. For the time being, I will just adjust as needed in MS WORD.

But yes, it'd be great if such a feature can be added to WF Pro.


 

Lori Cirefice  Identity Verified
France
Local time: 12:24
French to English
WFC Mar 30, 2011

Samuel Murray wrote:



In WFC, on my computer, if the target field contains placeables marked up in tw4winInternal, plus some text, pressing Ctrl+Alt+X once will delete all placeables without deleting the text.


You learn something every day...


 

Titus Haennni  Identity Verified
Switzerland
Local time: 12:24
English to French
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Looking forward to it! May 17, 2011

Yasmin Moslem wrote:

I have just requested this feature.



I happen to be working on a project where precisely this feature might reveal itself handy, if not priceless. Fingers crossed on not needing it in the end, but it will be a great addition.

Regards, and thanks for your tireless support, Yasmin.


 

Pavel Zalutski  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 06:24
English to Russian
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Does Wordfast 3 have this? Oct 17, 2012

I know the new Wordfast 3 is out; does it have this feature?

 


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