Felix version 1.4.6 released

03/05/09 6:12 PM


I’ve just released version 1.4.6 of Felix.

Download the latest version here.

This release improves the stability of Felix in MS Word, and adds a number of new features and improvements. The main changes in Felix version 1.4.6 are as follows:

  1. Check for updates online
  2. Translation history works with Memory Serves
  3. Scroll to top of window after search
  4. Matches re-calculated after being edited in Concordance view
  5. Keyboard shortcut on/off setting saved between sessions
  6. Stability improvements to Word add-in
  7. Bug fix: Searching in fields
  8. Template for glossary matches
  9. Bug fix: Errors when getting translations as plain text
  10. Auto-add behavior for Word changed
  11. Source and target languages picked up from TMX memories
  12. More efficient memory usage
  13. Bug fix: Alt + C in Felix window

Details about each change are shown below.

1. Check for updates online

Felix now includes a feature to check for updates online. Felix is updated frequently, and this feature will help you make sure you have the latest version.

The update check works in two ways. First, you can check for updates manually by selecting Help >> Check Updates… from the Felix menu.

Second, Felix will check for updates automatically every two weeks by default. It will ask you before going online to check; if you don’t want Felix to check online, click No. Select the “Don’t ask me again” checkbox if you don’t want to see this dialog again. (If you select “Don’t ask me again” and click Yes, then Felix will automatically check online for updates every two weeks, without asking first.)

Check for updates dialog

If there isn’t a newer version available, Felix will let you know:

This version is latest

If there’s a newer version available, Felix will let you know, and ask if you want to go to the download page.

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2. Translation history works with Memory Serves

Correcting translations using the translation history feature now works with Memory Serves. You will need version 1.2.1 of Memory Serves or higher to use this feature; download the latest version here.

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3. Scroll to top of window after search

Each time you do a memory or glossary search, the window will scroll back to the top. This is useful if you’ve scrolled down a list of matches, and then perform a new search.

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4. Matches re-calculated after being edited in Concordance view

When you edit translation matches in the Search or Concordance view, and then navigate back to the translation match view (e.g. by pressing F6), the match is re-calculated to reflect any edits you’ve made.

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6. Keyboard shortcut on/off setting saved between sessions

You can press CTRL + ALT + F9 to toggle the Felix keyboard shortcuts on and off from Microsoft® Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. Starting with version 1.4.6, this setting will be saved the next time you start each program. Additionally, a minus sign in square brackets (“[-]”) appears to the right of the Felix menu name when shortcuts are disabled, as a visual cue.

Menu when shortcuts are disabled (Word 2007)

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6. Stability improvements to Word add-in

In earlier versions of Felix, some users experienced instability with the Felix add-in for MS Word. Starting with version 1.4.6, the Word add-in degrades gracefully in the face of errors, instead of crashing.

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7. Bug fix: Searching in fields

When searching and replacing in Edit mode, the search dialog has the option to search/replace in source fields, translation fields, context fields, or all fields.

In previous versions of Felix, while this selection worked for the replace function, the search function always searched in all fields. This bug is fixed in version 1.4.6.

Search in fields choice

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8. Template for glossary matches

A template is now used for the glossary match view. With this, all information views in the Felix memory and glossary windows can now be customized. See the template section of the manual for details.

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9. Bug fix: Errors when getting translations as plain text

Entries with <, &, and > characters caused errors when getting translations as plain text. Now they’re handled properly.

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10. Auto-add behavior for Word changed

In previous versions of Felix, every time you retrieved a translation in Word using the “Set and Next” command, Felix would add that translation back into the memory. This was causing problems for people who wanted to use multiple translation memories, and keep their entries separate.

Now, the Word add-in only adds a translation back into Felix if the match is not 100% (i.e. you did “Set and Next” when the match was not perfect). It adds it back in this case, because Felix assumes you’re saying that the retrieved translation is correct for this source segment.

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11. Source and target languages picked up from TMX memories

When you import a memory in TMX format, Felix will now pick up the source and target languages, and set them as properties in your Felix memory.

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12. More efficient memory usage

Felix now uses memory more efficiently, by only loading the logging components when they’re being used. This can save up to 60 MB of RAM usage.

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13. Bug fix: Alt + C in Felix window

In previous versions, pressing Alt + C in Felix (the Concordance shortcut) with no text selected caused an error. Now, it simply displays a message that there is no text selected.

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Posted by Ryan Ginstrom | in Felix, release | 2 Comments »

2 Comments on “Felix version 1.4.6 released”

  1. Michael Fletcher Says:

    I am using Felix (registered) and am having a problem with editing entries and registring glossary entries. When I attemp to do so, it gives me an error:

    Failed to process action

    Failed to get DHTML Editing Control

    COM error code: 0x80004005
    COM error message unspecified error.

    I am using Windows Vista Home Premium. I was having problems with Windows update and I thought this issue may be related but the update issue turned out to be the DNS Changer Trojan which I was able to fix. This issue appears to be unrelated to the DNS Changer issue. If you are aware of this issue I would appreciate any help that you can give me.

  2. Ryan Ginstrom Says:

    You probably need to install the DHTML editing control. It’s not installed on Vista by default, but Microsoft provides a redistributable installer. You can download it here; right click this link and select “save target as,” then run the installer.

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