How do you remove a whole project from a TM?
Thread poster: Bauduina
Bauduina
Belgium
Aug 28

Hello,

I am currently using Wordfast Pro 5, and I wonder if it is possible to remove all segments of a project from the TM.

Thank you for your answers!


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Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
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@Bauduina Aug 28

Bauduina wrote:
I am currently using Wordfast Pro 5, and I wonder if it is possible to remove all segments of a project from the TM.


I'm not familiar with the capabilities of WFP5, but if you could figure out at what times you had worked on that project, could you delete the entries from the TM using a date/time search?

Alternatively (and again I'm not sure what WFP5 is capable of), replace all target texts in the project with e.g. "XXX", and then update the TM, and then delete all units that has "XXX" as the target text. This method assumes that the TM does not contain duplicates and that updating the TM with segments containing "XXX" will overwrite all identical units in the TM. Changing all target texts to "XXX" could be done via DOC export (Bilingual Review) (if WFP5 has such a feature).


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Bauduina
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@Samuel Aug 29

Samuel Murray wrote:

Bauduina wrote:
I am currently using Wordfast Pro 5, and I wonder if it is possible to remove all segments of a project from the TM.


I'm not familiar with the capabilities of WFP5, but if you could figure out at what times you had worked on that project, could you delete the entries from the TM using a date/time search?

Alternatively (and again I'm not sure what WFP5 is capable of), replace all target texts in the project with e.g. "XXX", and then update the TM, and then delete all units that has "XXX" as the target text. This method assumes that the TM does not contain duplicates and that updating the TM with segments containing "XXX" will overwrite all identical units in the TM. Changing all target texts to "XXX" could be done via DOC export (Bilingual Review) (if WFP5 has such a feature).



Hi Samuel,

Thank you for your suggestions.

Maybe it is possible to do that, but it looks like I would need to do it one segment at a time, and we're talking about a couple of projects that have over 1.000 segments. It would take a lot of time.


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MollyRose  Identity Verified
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If you do this in Word from a bilingual review, and if there's a way to use "wildcards," maybe you could do a search and replace for all the target segments with the XXX. For instance, replace ***. with XXX. The asterisks being the wildcards to select the whole segment. Would this work?

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Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
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@Bauduina Aug 30

Bauduina wrote:
Samuel Murray wrote:
1. ...could you delete the entries from the TM using a date/time search?
2. [or:] ... replace all target texts in the project with e.g. "XXX", and then update the TM, and then delete all units that has "XXX" as the target text.

Maybe it is possible to do that, but it looks like I would need to do it one segment at a time, and we're talking about a couple of projects that have over 1.000 segments. It would take a lot of time.


Well, previous versions of WFC and WFP use a TXT file as the TM (perhaps WFP5 does too). If so, then you can open that file in MS Word, select all text, convert to table using "tab" as a delimiter", and sort by column. If you use my XXX suggestion, sort by the target text column. If you use the date/time suggestion, sort by the date/time column. Remember not to include the top line of the TM in the sort operation. No need to re-sort the file after you've deleted the relevant segments -- simply convert the table back to text with "tab" as the delimiter, and save it as a Unicode TXT file again.


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