word count for target text only -- using a .txml file in Wordfast 3
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Scott de Lesseps  Identity Verified
United States
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Aug 2, 2012

Is it possible to do a word count for the target text only for a .txml file in Wordfast 3?
Could someone please tell me how to do this? Thank you.

[Edited at 2012-08-02 23:40 GMT]


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Yasmin Moslem  Identity Verified
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Preview in MS Word Aug 3, 2012

Scott de Lesseps wrote:

Is it possible to do a word count for the target text only for a .txml file in Wordfast 3?


Dear Scott,

You can press Alt+W or click the toolbar button "Preview in MS Word". This will open the target document in MS Word and you can know the word count of the target text using the MS Word feature.

HTH,
Yasmin


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Scott de Lesseps  Identity Verified
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Yes -- that should work great Aug 3, 2012

For some reason that feature had escaped me. Thanks so much for reminding me, Yasmin! That should work great.

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Ramiro Díaz
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Careful! Feb 10, 2013

By doing so, Word will consider the tags {Ut1} as words... You might want to use the Find/replace function to remove all the tags

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Scott de Lesseps  Identity Verified
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Good point! Aug 2, 2013

Thanks for bringing that up. I just used the find and replace and that works great. You also need to remember to delete the column with the numbers in the .txml preview.

[Edited at 2013-08-02 19:30 GMT]


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Alex Lago  Identity Verified
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Replace with spaces Aug 3, 2013

You also need to make sure you replace the tags with spaces. because sometimes a tag is between two words (for example a tab with no spaces) and if you eliminate the tag two words become one

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mpaulafm
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Count source only Nov 20, 2013

Does anyone know how to count the words of the source only? In a txml file.
Thank you!


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Yasmin Moslem  Identity Verified
Egypt
Local time: 03:17
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Source Wordcount in Wordfast Pro Dec 11, 2013

mpaulafm wrote:

Does anyone know how to count the words of the source only? In a txml file.
Thank you!


For some file types, you can just go to "File" menu > "Properties" to find the option "Wordcount".

Otherwise, you can use the "Analyze" feature. You can use the Toolbar Button "Analyze" for analyzing the currently open file against the currently selected TM(s).

Moreover, you can use the PM Perspective "Analyze" function, especially for multiple files:

- Go to PM Perspective by clicking the last button on the left bar.
- Under "Analysis" tab, click "Add files" button.
- Select the folder where the files are saved.
- Make sure you select the proper filter; click OK.
- Select the whole folder, or expand it to select specific files and/or sub-folders.
- Select the TM.
- You can also select the option “Pre-translate" and set the percentage. Note: In TXML files, pre-translation overwrites any existing translations in TXML files if they have different matches in the TM, but does not remove translated segments that have no matches in the TM.
- Click "Analyze", and wait until the report appears; click OK to close it.
- If the files are not TXML files, this will generate TXML files for the source documents.
- Go Back to TXLM Editor Perspective.
- Go to the "File" menu and click "Open File" to load the file(s) whose extension is TXML.
- Translate as usual.

Kind regards,
Yasmin


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