How to select multiple segments in WF Pro?
Thread poster: Leopoldo Gurman

Leopoldo Gurman
Argentina
Local time: 05:04
Member (2004)
English to Spanish
Jan 12, 2013

Hi colleagues!
Here is the situation: I'm working in WF Pro on a partially translated file, I'd like to mark the first part as confirmed and remove the target text from the second part (it's just the source text repeated, this comes from a presegmented ttx).
I can do both things one segment at a time, I'm just wondering how to apply this to multiple segments simultaneously.
Thanks in advance,

Leo


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xegonzalez  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 02:04
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did you ever get an answer? Feb 20, 2015

I looked on the forums to see what others suggested for multiple segment selection and the solution of
select segment number -- hold shift key -- select last segment

doesn't seem to work.
Did you come up with something else?
thanks
elena


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John Di Rico  Identity Verified
France
Local time: 09:04
Member (2006)
French to English
Feature request Feb 23, 2015

Hi Elena and Leo,

I'll bring this up with the development team and see if we can add this feature. I can see how this could be useful.

Thanks for your feedback,

John Di Rico

Wordfast
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John Di Rico  Identity Verified
France
Local time: 09:04
Member (2006)
French to English
Use cases for multi-selecting segments Mar 9, 2015

Dear Leo and Elena,

This is the feedback I got from our developers:

"We would have to be able to define how it would work for each editor action. In order to start work on something this large we would have to start gathering and documenting expected behavior for each action when more than one segment is selected."

The developers would like to know what the biggest uses would be for multi-selecting segments?

Based on your previous post and some ideas, I can think of these:
1. Mark as confirmed
2. Mark as unconfirmed
3. Commit to TM
4. Delete target

Any others you can think of?

Please post here!

John Di Rico

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DJHartmann  Identity Verified
Australia
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Merging segments Jun 30, 2015

It would be useful to select multiple segments and merge with one command.

[Edited at 2015-06-30 03:28 GMT]


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Leopoldo Gurman
Argentina
Local time: 05:04
Member (2004)
English to Spanish
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Also, copy source to target Jun 30, 2015

Copy source to target on multiple segments (but not all of them) could also be useful, in this case the selection should allow for non-contiguous segments.

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Bhagavati
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Useful also for spellcheck Jul 5, 2015

Hello, although this topic is already from long ago, I would like to add that the ability to select multiple segments also would be helpful when it comes to spellcheck. A document may have a large amount of numericals and other such information - which will make the spellcheck painstaking!

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Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
Netherlands
Local time: 09:04
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Still can't be done Jul 5, 2015

Leopoldo Gurman wrote:
I can do both things one segment at a time, I'm just wondering how to apply this to multiple segments simultaneously.


No, it can't be done. It cannot be done. If you need to do this on the fly, then you're in trouble.

If, however, you only need to do this once or twice, then you can use the bilingual review export feature to export the TXML file to DOC, edit the segments in the DOC file, and then import it back again. You can clear segments in this way, but you can't e.g. mark segments as edited (not unless you export and import twice).


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Leopoldo Gurman
Argentina
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English to Spanish
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Thanks Aug 11, 2015

Hi Samuel,
Thanks for your reply, for some mysterious reason, I had missed it till now.

Leo


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