Posted: October 14th, 2013 under ApSIC Xbench.
Xbench has had a very useful feature called PowerSearch for a few years now. It uses Google search grammar to define conditional searches, with the logical AND, OR and NOT operators. In the Search tab, you can call PowerSearch by pressing Ctrl+P. PowerSearch is also available in Xbench checklists, as a check box.
We’ve created this video in our YouTube channel to see it in action (remember to choose HD definition for the best viewing experience).
In a nutshell, this is how it works:
The AND Operator: The following search expression returns all segments that contain String 1, String 2, and String 3:
"String 1" "String 2" "String 3"
The OR Operator: The following search expression returns all segments that contain String 1, String 2, or String 3:
"String 1" or "String 2" or "String 3"
The NOT Operator: The following search expression returns all segments that contain “String 1” but do not contain “String 2” (please note the minus sign in front of “String 2”):
"String 1" -"String 2"
PowerSearch is available both in the freeware version Xbench 2.9 and in Xbench 3.0. To try it out, you can download Xbench from www.xbench.net.
Posted: October 6th, 2013 under ApSIC Xbench.
Every once in a while, we receive feedback from users asking us to implement a blacklist feature in Xbench. The idea of a blacklist is to find translations which contain certain terms that a client does not want or terms which would cause a lot of trouble to the translator if they inadvertently sneak in.
Well, it turns out that the blacklist feature has always been there!
To create your own blacklist, simply go to the Checklist Manager, create a new checklist and add your blacklisted terms in there.
If you are not familiar with checklists, you may want to watch these videos to get up to speed with this very powerful feature: