Archive for March, 2011

A macro to export an MS Word table as a Felix TM

Mar. 13th 2011

I’ve written a Word macro that will export a table as a Felix TM.

The table should be in the following format:

Source 1 Translation 1
Source 2 Translation 2

To Install

  1. Download the RegisterTableTM.zip
    macro file. (Right click and choose “Save As…”)
  2. Unzip “RegisterTableTM.zip”
  3. Launch Microsoft Word
  4. Press Alt + F11 to topen the Microsoft Word Visual Basic window.
  5. From the File menu, select Import File…

  6. Import the “RegisterTableTM.bas” file.
    Close the Visual Basic window.

To Use

Press Alt + F8 to get the macro window, and specify RegisterTableTM.RegisterTableTM.

Next, click Run.

The first table in the document will be exported as a Felix TM.

If you will be using a macro more frequently, then you can assign it a keyboard shortcut. To do so,

  1. Select Tools >> Customize
  2. Click Keyboard
  3. Set the “Categories” to Macros, and “Commands” to the macro you wish to assign
  4. Select “Press new shortcut key,” and press your keyboard shortcut.
  5. Click Assign.

Posted by Ryan Ginstrom | in Felix, tools | No Comments »

Felix version 1.6.5 released

Mar. 7th 2011

I’ve just released version 1.6.5 of Felix.

You can get the latest version here.

Below are the main improvements and bug fixes in this release.

  1. Quality Check
  2. Raise Felix on operation
  3. More files can be opened simultaneously
  4. Bug fix: “Get” command in Excel erased cell if there was no translation
  5. Bug fix: Failure to import some TMX files
  6. Bug fix: Strip Tags action

1. Quality Check

Felix now has a QC feature, which lets you perform quality checks on TMs. To enable the feature, open the Memory Manager, and click “QC Settings”.

To QC a TM, click “QC” in the Memory Manager. Enable “Perform live checking” to check TM entries as they are added.

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2. Raise Felix on operation

The Office Add-ins (Word, PowerPoint, and Excel) have an option to raise the Felix window whenever a Felix command is executed (such as a lookup or retrieval).

To enable this option, go to the Felix Properties, and select the “Raise Felix window on Felix operation” checkbox.

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3. More files can be opened simultaneously

The size of the “Open Dialog” buffer has been increased, so that it should be possible to open at least 500 TM/glossary files at the same time.

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4. Bug fix: “Get” command in Excel erased cell if there was no translation

If the “Get” command was executed in Excel when there was no translation, it would erase the cell’s contents.

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5. Bug fix: Failure to import some TMX files

Felix was failing to import certain types of TMX file.

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6. Bug fix: Strip Tags action

If the Strip Tags action caused a field to become empty (i.e. it only consisted of formatting tags, and no content), then it would cause an error, aborting the operation and leaving the TM empty.

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Posted by Ryan Ginstrom | in Felix, release | No Comments »
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