Proof Reading Utility
- The utility set identifier for this utility is:
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This utility is ONLY BETA for now. Use it for test only.
The Proof Reading utility allows you to invoke Microsoft Word proof reading tool and run it on the input files. You must have Microsoft Word installed on you machine to use this utility. This utility has been tested with Microsoft Word 2003. Other version may or may not work.
If an input file is not associated with a filter settings string it will be ignored and no corresponding output file will be generated.
The proofreading tool is set for the language specified in the input language parameter.
The proofreading is done for all source text items that are translatable. Items marked as non-translatable, or items with an existing target text are not checked. So, to proofread the target text of a bilingual file, make sure to use filter settings that point to the "target" text as the "source" text.
The common parameters are the options specified from the application calling the utility rather than in the options dialog box of the utility itself. For this utility the common parameters you need to specify are the following:
|Files of the first input list||- Needed (the files to check)|
|Root for the first input list||- Not Needed|
|Files of the second input list||- Not Needed|
|Root for the second input list||- Not Needed|
|Files of the third input list||- Not Needed|
|Root for the third input list||- Not Needed|
|Input language||- Needed|
|Output language||- Not Needed|
|Input default encoding||- Needed|
|Output default encoding||- Not Needed|
|Location and names for output files||- Needed|
This window appears during the proof reading process if an error is found.
The top edit box shows the text of the item currently processed. Depending on the file format and the filter is can be a string, a paragraph, or anything that constitutes a text item. The current error is highlighted in the edit box and also shown in the Possible error box. A list of proposed changes is displayed in the Proposed changes list box. If there is no proposed change found for the error the list is disabled. If the item has a resource name value it is shown in the Resname field. Any notes associated with the item are displayed in the Notes field.
The text display during the proof reading session shows any inline code has
number tag (e.g.
<1><2/></1>) so they can be ignored. They are
restored when writing out the item in the output file.
Replace -- Click this button to replace the text currently selected in the main edit box by the text of the change current selected, and then move on to the next error.
Replace All -- Click this button to replace the text currently selected in the main edit box by the text of the change current selected, and then move on to the next error. If the same error is found later during the session, it will be automatically replaced by the change you selected at the time you clicked Replace All.
Ignore -- Click this button to move to the next error without applying any change for the current error.
Ignore All -- Click this button to move to the next error without applying any change for the current error. If the same error is found later during the session, it will be ignored automatically.
Re-Check -- Click this button to re-verify the current item. Any change you have made to the item up to this point will remain and will be checked.
Restore -- Click this button to restore the original text of the current item. Any change you have made to the item up to this point will be discarded.
Options -- Click this button to open the Proof Reading Options dialog box.
Help -- Click this button to call the online help.
This tab lists the options for the spell checking function of the Proof Reading utility.
Suggest from main dictionary only -- Set this option to get the proposed changes only from the main dictionary.
Ignore words in UPPERCASE -- Set this option to ignore any word in all uppercases.
Ignore words with number -- Set this option to ignore any word with numbers.
Ignore Internet and file addresses -- Set this option to ignore any string that has the pattern of an Internet or a file address.
Use German spelling reform -- Set this option to use the spelling reform rules when checking German text.
Accept accented uppercases -- Set this option to accept uppercase characters with accents (e.g. in French text).
Characters to ignore -- Enter the list of characters to ignore during the proof reading. For example '&' which can be used in Windows software message to indicate hotkeys.
Characters to treat like spaces -- Enter the list of characters to treat as spaces during the proof reading. For example '+'.
No user-defined dictionnary supported for now.
No grammar checking is implemented for now.