This video explains the Search and Replace feature recently added in the translation program OmegaT.
To open the Text Replace window, go to Edit → Search and Replace or press Ctrl+K. The Text Replace is quite similar to the Text Search window (Ctrl+F).
After you find matches, you have two options:
Replace All: By pressing this button and confirming the request, you have OmegaT replace all matches with the contents of the Replace with field.
Replace: Use it for manual replacement:
- The Editor pane gets filtered to display only the matches in the same way as pressing the Filter button does in the Text Search window. Three buttons—Skip, Replace Next, Cancel—display at the top of the Editor pane. OmegaT displays matches in dark blue.
- When you click Replace Next, OmegaT highlights the current match, and the next click replaces the match with what is in the Replace with field. Then, OmegaT moves to the next match.
- When you are done, click Cancel to remove the filter in the Editor pane.
- To return to the segment from which you started the replacements, press Ctrl+Shift+P repeatedly (Go To → Back in History).
Selecting the Untranslated option makes pre-translation possible; that is, OmegaT inserts source into target for those untranslated segments that have search results before making replacements.
For more efficient use, you can:
- run search by pressing Enter if the cursor is in the Search for field.
- run search by pressing Alt+S anywhere in the Text Replace window.
- press Ctrl+F to return to the Search for field.
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