Chaining Files together in Wordfast Pro 4
Chaining Files Multiple files can be combined and viewed as one file using Chain Files. For example, if you are assigned ten files with ten segments each, these files can be chained into one large file of 100 segments and opened as one file. To chain a group of files into one file from the Project Files tab:
Reference: Project Files Search and Sort. Select the files to be chained. Click Chain Files. The chained file opens in the TXLF Editor Translation tab under the name "Chained Files 1" (in this example). In the Source Segment Column, the segments are numbered as they were in the source file. The source ID for each segment from a given file is sequentially numbered and the ID is given a unique background color. Subsequent file segments are numbered in the same manner with a unique background color.
Click in segment three (3). Notice the file name changes to the name of the first file in the chain.
Scan down the segments until segment ID-1 appears again and the ID background color changes. Click in segment one (1). Notice the file name changes to the name of the second file in the chain.
Scan down the segments until segment ID-1 appears again and the ID background color changes again. Click in segment one (1). Notice the file name changes to the name of the third (last) file in the chain.
Save the chained file. When the chained file is saved, the segments are restored to their original files and the chained format is not retained.
Multiple of sets of chained files can be opened as well. Chaining files is only for the editor view and they cannot saved as TXLF export documents. The Jump To A Segment and Last Modified Segment shortcuts are disabled on chained files.