Copy source in several segments at the same time
Thread poster: Morgane Le Cleuyou

Morgane Le Cleuyou
United Kingdom
Local time: 21:16
Member (2010)
English to French
Oct 7, 2017

Hello ProZ!

I need a bit of help, google proved to be useless on this matter.

I have a rather large translation and 400 of the segments are product names which don't need to be translated0
I have used the 'copy source' shortcut for the first 50 of them and my right hand is getting tired (I am trying to take care of them and avoid RSI!), I then tried to see if I could just select the concerned segments to do a one off 'copy source' but it doesn't work.

Does anyone know if there is a way to do that?

Many many thanks in advanceicon_smile.gif


 

Dylan Jan Hartmann  Identity Verified
Australia
Member (2014)
Thai to English
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Segment selection Oct 9, 2017

I've also wished we could select several segments at once but am afraid this isn't possible just yet.

I suggest copying all sources (button up the top) and editing the segments that need translation.


 

Jan Truper
Germany
Local time: 22:16
Member (2016)
English to German
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same here Oct 9, 2017

My current document contains 1700 segments where I need to "copy source" (timecodes of a subtitle file -- the client wants me to work from a MS Word doc)...
Wordfast is not apt for this job, so I'm using another CAT.


 

Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
Netherlands
Local time: 22:16
Member (2006)
English to Afrikaans
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Which product, which version? Oct 9, 2017

Morgane Le Cleuyou wrote:
Does anyone know if there is a way to do that?


The Wordfast company has several products and several versions of those products. Which product and which version does your question pertain to?


 

John Di Rico  Identity Verified
France
Local time: 22:16
Member (2006)
French to English
Skip or use filter bar with WFP5 Oct 9, 2017

If you skip the segment (leave the target empty), the source will automatically be copied to target in the final target file. This has the added advantage of not filling your TM with same source and target.

Otherwise, you could use the filter bar to filter out short segments, then copy all sources to target, or even better but probably more complicated, write a regex search to filter out your product name segments (for example, find segments with capitalized words in the middle, or containing certain names, etc.).

Best,
John


 

John Di Rico  Identity Verified
France
Local time: 22:16
Member (2006)
French to English
Copy source on no match Oct 9, 2017

You could also change the default behavior of WF to copy source on no match, under Current Project Preferences > Translation Memory.

Best,

John


 

Morgane Le Cleuyou
United Kingdom
Local time: 21:16
Member (2010)
English to French
TOPIC STARTER
Thank you Oct 10, 2017

Thanks all of you for your inputicon_smile.gif

I should have mentioned that I am using Wordfast Pro on a txml delivered as is so no option to export the final document.

I ended up using the insert source keyboard shorcut on the 400 segments that did not need translation as I had already translated segments above and below those so a copy source to target for the whole document was not suitable at that stage.

Needless to say my hands were hurting! Shame Wordfast Pro doesn't have this option, it would make life so much easier !


 

John Daniel
Local time: 14:16
Wordfast Pro 5 Filter segments Oct 10, 2017

I assume you are on WFP 5, you could solve this using filters in Editor by searching for the exact text. Once segments are filtered copy all sources and then clear filter for unfiltered segments.

Thank you,

John

Morgane Le Cleuyou wrote:

Thanks all of you for your inputicon_smile.gif

I should have mentioned that I am using Wordfast Pro on a txml delivered as is so no option to export the final document.

I ended up using the insert source keyboard shorcut on the 400 segments that did not need translation as I had already translated segments above and below those so a copy source to target for the whole document was not suitable at that stage.

Needless to say my hands were hurting! Shame Wordfast Pro doesn't have this option, it would make life so much easier !


 


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