Memories update with multiple segments. Possible?
Thread poster: Marcos Pinto

Marcos Pinto  Identity Verified
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Dec 5, 2013

Hello all!

I've been experimenting with Wordfast to decide which tool to use and I ran into this very important issue.

If for some reason I have to search and replace a word in 834 different segments, is there a way I can update the memories with the edited segments?

Or (God forbid) do I have to edit one by one? Please do tell me I can simply tell the software to update and that's it. icon_eek.gif)

Thank you for any hints!

Marcos

[Edited at 2013-12-05 22:36 GMT]


 

Christophe Delaunay  Identity Verified
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My 2 cents Dec 5, 2013

Hello Marcos,
I am not a Wordfast guru but I guess you can just edit the TM file (that is opening it with Wordpad) through a simple word search and replace the word you don't want by another one. But there may be an even simpler way to do it.

Hope it helps
Cheers,
Christophe


 

Marcos Pinto  Identity Verified
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Valid solution Dec 6, 2013

Hey Christophe!

Thank you for your suggestion. Actually, this is what I'm doing now.

However, I guess the software should offer this possibility, although it may be a dangerous tool if not used properly. icon_smile.gif

So I'll wait for the WF gurus to see if the software is better than this.icon_smile.gif

As a programmer, all I can say is this is very easy to create, in case they haven't done it yet.

Thank you!

Marcos


 

Dominique Pivard  Identity Verified
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Find/replace in Wordfast Pro Dec 6, 2013

Marcos Pinto wrote:
So I'll wait for the WF gurus to see if the software is better than this.icon_smile.gif

Wordfast Pro has a Find/replace facility, which is very similar to what you would find in Word:

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No support for regular expressions, though, but since a TXML is a plain text file, you can use any decent text editor for that.

Once your global replacement has been made, you can commit all segments to TM (Ctrl+Alt+End).


 

Marcos Pinto  Identity Verified
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Thank you! Dec 6, 2013

Hi Dominique,

Thank you!

I was already using the search/replace, but what I was really looking for was the Ctrl+Alt+End detail.

Thanks!

Marcos

[Edited at 2013-12-06 12:15 GMT]


 

John Daniel
Local time: 23:50
Use TM Admin Dec 6, 2013

You can use TM Admin perspective and connect to the TM then do Find and Replace for the content you need to replace.

Find and Replace can be found in TM Content menu or using Ctrl+F in TM Admin Perspective.

Once you replace all the TUs use Update All Segments to TM (Ctrl+Alt+End) to save the changes to TM.


 


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