WF Pro 5.8 How to insert best TM match automatically?
Thread poster: Comunican

Comunican
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Jan 25

I'm giving Wordfast Pro 5.8 a go and it is so much better than Wordfast Anywhere and more advanced than my trusty Wordfast Classic.
However, I have an issue that no amount of searching among user manuals and online videos has been able to resolve. Maybe one of you can help, please...?
How do I get the best TM match to drop automatically into the target? Unlike in Wf Classic and Wf Anywhere, I see no option for enabling this...
Many thanks for any help!

[Edited at 2019-01
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I'm giving Wordfast Pro 5.8 a go and it is so much better than Wordfast Anywhere and more advanced than my trusty Wordfast Classic.
However, I have an issue that no amount of searching among user manuals and online videos has been able to resolve. Maybe one of you can help, please...?
How do I get the best TM match to drop automatically into the target? Unlike in Wf Classic and Wf Anywhere, I see no option for enabling this...
Many thanks for any help!

[Edited at 2019-01-25 15:20 GMT]

[Edited at 2019-01-25 16:35 GMT]
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John Di Rico  Identity Verified
France
Local time: 23:43
Member (2006)
French to English
Allow all unedited Jan 25

Make sure this option is ticked: https://www.screencast.com/t/dVpcAM15Fdc

Best,
John


Comunican
 

Comunican
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Thank you! Jan 25

John Di Rico wrote:

Make sure this option is ticked: https://www.screencast.com/t/dVpcAM15Fdc

Best,
John


Much appreciated John... it might be a good idea if Wordfast changed the wording of this option because it is pretty unintuitive! Much appreciate your help.


John Di Rico
 

Jean Lachaud  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 17:43
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How about TM? Jan 25

John's solution is well and good for MT, but I can't find anything similar for TM hits.

It had never bothered me, because I don't like to have the target segment fill in automatically, but now I'm searching I can't find the equivalent of WfC's "Past top-rated segment from...".


 

John Di Rico  Identity Verified
France
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Member (2006)
French to English
Couple more tweaks Jan 25

Jean Lachaud wrote:

It had never bothered me, because I don't like to have the target segment fill in automatically, but now I'm searching I can't find the equivalent of WfC's "Past top-rated segment from...".


Disable this: https://www.screencast.com/t/9eByKPd5

And make sure this is enabled: https://www.screencast.com/t/ZnJq4NKfi8Y7

Then use Leverage Next TU or Leverage Previous TU shortcuts to place the TU you want.

Hope this helps!
John


 

Jean Lachaud  Identity Verified
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Thanks, John Jan 25

John Di Rico wrote:

Disable this: https://www.screencast.com/t/9eByKPd5[/quote]

Very well, if you say so. An explanation in plain English of that option would be nice, though. What happens when it is left checked?

And make sure this is enabled: https://www.screencast.com/t/ZnJq4NKfi8Y7
Then use Leverage Next TU or Leverage Previous TU shortcuts to place the TU you want.


I had never even noticed the "More options" menu here. I don't know if it says something about me suffering from ADD, or about how the designers envision UI.

 

John Di Rico  Identity Verified
France
Local time: 23:43
Member (2006)
French to English
Default settings Jan 25

Jean Lachaud wrote:

Very well, if you say so. An explanation in plain English of that option would be nice, though. What happens when it is left checked?



Then it does what you do not want. Leverage means it puts the highest match in the segment automatically.


I had never even noticed the "More options" menu here. I don't know if it says something about me suffering from ADD, or about how the designers envision UI.


The default options are set the way most people want them to be set. I don't think it's ADD; I imagine that 90% of users have probably never clicked on "More options" simply because they don't need to.


 

Lucia Messuti  Identity Verified
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Wordfast 5 11.2 - Leverage issues Oct 3

Hello,

I've looked into this thread as I'm having issues with leveraging.

Instead of leveraging the last segment committed, it leverages another previous segment which is a lower match.

I've checked both screencasts and they match my options.
And, in the TM lookup I get the most updated translation (and higher match), which means it is in the TM.

This is very annoying, as I need to delete the leveraged segment and get it from the TM Look
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Hello,

I've looked into this thread as I'm having issues with leveraging.

Instead of leveraging the last segment committed, it leverages another previous segment which is a lower match.

I've checked both screencasts and they match my options.
And, in the TM lookup I get the most updated translation (and higher match), which means it is in the TM.

This is very annoying, as I need to delete the leveraged segment and get it from the TM Lookup.

Do you have any hints?

Best
Lucia
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