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Some Word macros for use with Felix

Oct. 3rd 2010

There are two main ways to extend Felix: through scripting and customizing its templates.

I’m planning to set up a dedicated section of the website with useful scripts and macros for automating Felix. In the meantime, there are two that I recently wrote for Felix users.

HighlightGlossMatches

This Word macro will go through the current document, and highlight all terms for which there is a match in the currently loaded Felix glossaries.

Download HighlightGlossMatches

ReplaceGlossMatches

This Word macro will replace all the glossary matches in the current selection with their translations. It sorts the matches so that longer terms are replaced first.

Download ReplaceGlossMatches

To install one of the macros, first unzip it, and then from Word, press Alt + F11 to bring up the Visual Basic window. From Word 2007/2010, you could also go the the View ribbon, click Macros, and then click Create.

In the Visual Basic window, right click on Normal in the upper left window, select Import, and then import the unzipped macro module.

Incidentally, I’m also currently working on a tool that will make customizing the Felix templates easier. Stay tuned!

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

Version 1.6.2 of Felix released

Sep. 27th 2010

I’ve just released version 1.6.2 of Felix.

Download the latest version here.

The main improvements and fixes are as follows:

These are described in detail below.

Customize Shortcuts

The keyboard shortcuts for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint can be customized. To customize keyboard shortcuts, from the Felix menu in Word, PowerPoint, or Excel, click on Felix Preferences, then click the Shortcuts… button.

The following dialog appears:

Edit Shortcuts Dialog

Click on a command in the top left window. The keyboard shortcuts for that command are shown in the top right window. In the bottom of the dialog, choose a key combo (ALT, CTRL, or CTRL+ALT), a key, and an optional second key, then click Assign to add that shortcut.

Customize Abbreviations

The list of abbreviations for Word and PowerPoint can be customized. This is a list of words that end in periods, which should not be considered the end of the sentence for segmentation (defaults include words like “Mr.” and “Ms.”). To customize the abbreviations list, from the Felix menu in Word, PowerPoint, or Excel, click on Felix Preferences. Next, click the Segmentation tab, and then click the Shortcuts… button.

The following dialog appears:

Edit Abbreviations Dialog

Edit the list of abbreviations, then click OK.

Bug Fix: > and & Characters in Excel

In some cases, the “>” symbol was getting changed into “>”, and the “&” symbol was getting changed into “&” in Excel.

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

Version 1.7 of Memory Serves released

Sep. 17th 2010

I’ve just released version 1.7 of Memory Serves.

Download the latest version here.

This release includes the following fixes and improvements.

  • Regular expression searching
    Prefix a string with the tag “regex:” to do regular-expression searching and replacing.
  • Upload and merge TMs/glossaries
    You can now upload TMs and glossaries, and merge them with existing ones. To do so, go to the View page for the TM or glossary you want to merge with.
  • Bug fix: Hiragana was sometimes not found on searches
  • A warning appears if Memory Serves is run at localhost (usually means there is no network connection)
  • On the global search page, each record in the results includes a link to the TM/glossary it belongs to
Posted by Ryan Ginstrom | in Memory Serves, release | No Comments »

Felix version 1.6.1 released

Sep. 10th 2010

I’ve just released version 1.6.1 of Felix.

Download the latest version here.

The main features/improvements in this version are as follows.

  • Bug fix: Fixed error with loading memories/glossaries from the Memory Manager window (introduced in version 1.6)
  • Save search results as separate TM/glossary files
  • Concordance command added to Felix context menu (select a word in the Felix window, right-click, and select “Concordance”)
  • CTRL+Q added as a shortcut for the Quick Search dialog box
Posted by Ryan Ginstrom | in Felix, release | No Comments »

Version 1.6 of Felix released

Sep. 4th 2010

I’ve just released version 1.6 of Felix.

Download the latest version here.

The major feature of this version is a new interface for managing TMs and glossaries. It’s now possible to browse and edit TMs and glossaries, as well as easily change TM/glossary details.

New Manager Window for Felix

Felix Manage TMs/Glossaries Window

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

Version 1.5.5 of Felix released

May. 10th 2010

I’ve just released version 1.5.5 of Felix.

You can download the latest version here.

This release mainly includes improvements to the search page, additions to the automation interface, and some bug fixes. This is the last planned release before version 1.6, which will have an improved TM manager.

The main improvements are described below.

General

  • Expanded automation API (for macros/scripting)
  • Felix can now load glossaries in tab-separated text format
  • Bug fix: Fixed error in number placement with numbers containing commas
  • Bug fix: Felix no longer scrolls to the top of the window after editing an entry in place
  • Bug fix: A bad date format in a record will not cause the TM/glossary to fail to load
  • Bug fix: Felix would fail to load TMs/glossaries when many were selected at the same time
  • Bug fix: Text was deleted from the “Quick Search” dialog after each search
  • Concordance matches are now highlighted for regular expression searches
  • Bug fix: The “last modified” date was overwriting the “created” date
  • Memory and glossary windows have uniform search menu items

Search Window

  • Bug fix: Bad date formats in the Search window could crash Felix.
  • Improved navigation in search results
  • Bug fix: After an entry was edited or deleted, the results would return to the first page

Remote TMs (Memory Serves)

  • Performance improved for remote TM/glossary look-ups

PowerPoint

  • Certain abbreviations (e.g. “Ms.” and “Dr.”) are no longer recognized as being segment ends
Posted by Ryan Ginstrom | in Felix, release | No Comments »

Version 0.2 of XLIFF Translator released

Mar. 21st 2010

I’ve just released version 0.2 of XLIFF Translator.

You can download the latest version here.

This is still beta software, so please use for evaluation only.

Here are the main improvements to this version:

  • Support for opening single XLIFF files

    When you open an XLIFF file, the file’s directory is opened as the current project, and the XLIFF file is selected in the translation view.

  • Wide range of XLIFF files passing test suite.

    An XLIFF Translator user kindly supplied me with a variety of XLIFF files, and XLIFF Translator can handle all of them.

  • Japanese localization finished.

    There were a few strings that didn’t have Japanese localizations. I’ve added those translations in this version.

Thanks to user ysavourel who provided great feedback in the Felix forums.

About XLIFF Translator

XLIFF Translator is a free (MIT license) Windows desktop application for translating XLIFF files. XLIFF is a standard XML format for translation.

Posted by Ryan Ginstrom | in Other tools, release, translation memory | 1 Comment »

Version 1.6 of Memory Serves released

Mar. 18th 2010

I’ve just released version 1.6 of Memory Serves.

You can download the latest version here.

Here are the main improvements in this version:

  • Global search and replace

    Now you can search and replace in all memories/glossaries at once

  • Download search results

    You can download the search results as a TM file. This is useful for things like creating a TM/glossary for all entries added in a given date range, created by a specified user, or containing a certain word.

  • You can add records from the Web interface.
  • Records on browse page and in search results are edited in place.

    Before, when you clicked “Edit” for a record in a search result, after editing you would be sent to the search page with your search cleared. Now, you edit records in place, so you stay on the same search results page.

Posted by Ryan Ginstrom | in Memory Serves | No Comments »

Version 1.5.4 of Felix released

Mar. 4th 2010

I’ve just released version 1.5.4 of Felix.

Download the latest version here.

This release doesn’t have a lot of new features, but it includes major bug fixes and some performance improvements. Because this version includes several bug fixes, I recommend that everyone upgrade if that’s possible.

A summary of the new features/improvements follows.

Felix

  • Bug fix: In the Search Window, searching using an invalid date format would crash Felix.
  • Improved performance with Memory Serves remote memories.
  • Bug fix: Word did not stay in review mode when switching documents.
  • Made search menu items uniform across memory window and glossary window.
  • Bug fix: When a translation was shown in review mode, clicking “Edit” in Felix would bring up a different entry.
  • Bug fix: Editing a record would also change the “created by” and “date created” values.
  • Improved wording used in Japanese UI.
  • Bug fix: Bad date formats were causing Felix to fail to load TMs. Felix now falls back to using the local date/time when it finds a bad date format.
  • Bug fix: an error would appear if a macro was called on Felix while the main window wasn’t visible.

Excel

  • Bug fix: “Look up next” command (Alt + L and the menu command) did not work.

PowerPoint

  • Certain abbreviations ending in periods (“Mr.”, “Dr.”, “Mrs.” etc.) are no longer recognized as ending the segment.
Posted by Ryan Ginstrom | in Felix, release | No Comments »

Beta version of XLIFF Translator released

Feb. 23rd 2010

I’ve just released the first beta version of XLIFF Translator, a free tool to generate and translate files in the XLIFF format using Felix.

Go to the XLIFF Translator home page

Documentation

For this project, I’m experimenting with a new documentation system called Sphinx. The documentation it puts out is very pretty, and it’s easy to write as well.

See the XLIFF Translator documentation

Forum

I’ve created a forum on the Felix forum site for discussions, bug reports, and feature requests regarding XLIFF Translator.

XLIFF Translator Forum

Other Support

You’re also welcome to contact me directly with any questions or problems using XLIFF Translator.

This is an initial, beta release, so expect bugs. Your feedback will help me greatly to improve XLIFF Translator and get out a great 1.0 release.

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