Translation documents may contain a large number of segments that are difficult to search manually. Use the Power Search Bar above the Translation Editor grid to perform simple and advanced text searches inside your segments or filter segments by various criteria. You can perform a simple text search directly in the search box or set conditions for filtering the segments in the drop-down menu of the Search Bar. It is possible to perform bilingual text searches and apply separate filters for each language.
In general, you can perform three types of searches in the Search Bar:
Simple search: search for specific words or text strings.
Regular search: refine your simple search by applying predefined filters, such as wildcards or regular expressions (regex).
Advanced search: narrow down your results by combining search operators.
To perform a simple text search inside your segments:
Open a job in the Translation Editor.
Go to Search Bar on top of the Editor grid.
Select language (s).
Type the text you want to search for.
Hit the search button.
To view the additional Search Fields and select advanced filtering conditions:
Open a job in the Translation Editor and go to Search Bar.
Select language (s). Bilingual search is possible.
Type the text/phrase/characters you want to search for inside your segments.
Use the down arrow to unfold the additional Search Fields and their filters.
Set the filtering conditions. It is possible to select different filters for each language.
Click Search to display those segments in the Translation Editor that meet the filtering conditions or use Reset form to clear the search box.
To view all the segments again, remove the filters from the search box.
The video below shows an example of a bilingual search using wildcards.
You can save your advanced search settings, by selecting Save form at the bottom of the Search Bar. Select a name and a location for your search profile. To reuse it next time when you perform advanced searches, select Load, browse for your form and upload it.
You can add or remove filters to/from your Favorites category by checking/unchecking the star icon in front of the filter.
The table below lists all the search settings available in the drop-down menu of the Search Bar.
FILTER NAMES AND DESCRIPTION
Search for segments that contain a specific phrase or a word that is case sensitive.
Filter segments by using regular expressions (regex) or wildcards.
Choose a preset
Prefill your search with a smart preset by applying a filter: Missing or bad translations, Not translated.
Categories marked as favorite
Every search category can be marked as favorite by enabling the star next to the option. If the star is enabled you will find the criteria in this section.
Filter texts by their status
None, OK, Error
Filter texts by their bookmark value
None, Blue, Red
Missing or bad translations
Filter segments that contain no translations or have been assigned a red status.
Filter segments by labels relative to the selected language.
Last change by
Filter segments according to their last change (e.g. human or machine edits).
Previously changed by
Filter segments according to all the changes made (e.g. human or machine edits).
Last update date
Filter segments that have been edited within a given period.
Filter segments with Quality Assurance (QA) issues.
Filter segments that have been locked.
Filter segments containing no translation.
Display segments that have a history: e.g. postedited.
Only display segments with at least X characters.
Only display segments with a maximum of X characters.
Filter repetitions in three modes: Hide repetitions, show document repetitions, and show document & project repetitions
To filter segments containing comments, first select the language.
Filter segments on their comment content.
Filter segments by their assigned comment categories.
Filter segments commented by a specific user.
Filter segments on a comment date.
Filter segments commented on a specific workflow task: e.g. translation, revision, postediting.
Filter segments by their context. Depending on the original file, the context can be formatting information, a key or something else.
Filter segments by their internal unique identifier. This identifier can be retrieved in the properties widget.
Filter segments by their label.
Filter segments by their segment number. Subsegments can be specified with a hyphen (e.g. 1-2). In order to select segment ranges users can use the equal sign or colons. 10=13 would display all segments between 10 and 13, including subsegments. =10 would show all segments between the segments 1 and 10, 10= all segments on from segment 10 to the end.
Language custom fields
Create your own custom fields to track all kinds of data.
Segment custom fields
Create your own custom fields to track all kinds of data.
Here are a couple of examples demonstrating how you can use the search operators in the Translation Editor.
Let us assume that you have the following text open in the Translation Editor.
You want Wordbee to display only those source segments that contain the word “evolution”. Proceed as follows:
As a result, Wordbee will display only the segment containing the word “evolution” in your Editor. To remove the filter, just click on the x sign in the Search Bar.
Search for missing translations
Let us assume that you want to view only those target segments that have not been translated yet. Proceed as follows:
As a result, Wordbee will display only the untranslated segments in the Editor.
Another option is to go to Favorites > Choose Preset > Choose Filter > Not translated. See the example in the video.
Let us assume that you want to search for all instances in which a certain source term or phrase has been translated in a certain way. Proceed as follows: