Character count in Wordfast Classic
Thread poster: Claire Cox

Claire Cox
United Kingdom
Local time: 14:05
French to English
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Oct 18, 2012

Hello,

I've just received an Excel file to translate for a client in which they've asked me to make sure that the string length in the English text does not exceed the string length in the French. I assume this means the number of characters in the text in each cell. I thought that there might be some way of having Wordfast flag this up, but although I can see there is an option to have Wordfast tell you if your character count exceeds a certain value, I can't at first glance see how to do this. Does anyone have any suggestions? I'm using Version 6.01 g.

Many thanks,

Claire


 

Heinrich Pesch  Identity Verified
Finland
Local time: 16:05
Member (2003)
Finnish to German
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You see it below the window in Word Oct 18, 2012

The cursor position is displayed in Word, so no probs.

 

Claire Cox
United Kingdom
Local time: 14:05
French to English
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TOPIC STARTER
@ Heinrich Oct 18, 2012

I'm using Word 2007, but it only shows me the word count, not the character count - or is there a way of making it show character counts too? Obviously I could check each time via word count, but there are lots of small cells in this job so it would be ideal if there was some way of warning me I'd exceeded the character count without me having to consciously check....

 

Alina - Maria Chiteala  Identity Verified
Romania
Local time: 16:05
Member (2011)
English to Romanian
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In excel Oct 18, 2012

You can use a function LEN and you can find out.

 


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