Note: This text is an extract, without pictures, from "My workflow in Studio". The above text is also available in Swedish, in "Att jobba i Studio". Both documents can be downloaded from the links in the right column.
In technical documents there are often a lot of numbers and codes in standalone Tus.
Picture 8‑14. Standalone numbers.
Autopropagation of numbers can delay the work, as Studio always autopropagates numbers. One way to avoid this is to filter and lock all numbers. In the tab Review, choose the built-in filter "Number only" in the box Display Filter.
Picture 8‑15. Filtering on "Number only".
Picture 8‑16. Display after filtering on "Number only".
I believe that it is better to use a Regex formula like ^[\d.+]+$, which also filters numbers with dots, like 1.27.390. The symbol ^ is written with Alt + 94. Enter the filter formula in the field beside the hopper in Display Filter:
Picture 8‑17. Display after filtering with a regex formula.
Explanation of the formula
^ starts with
[\d. digits followed by a dot
+ previous pattern group repeated
$ only this pattern and nothing else may occur.
If you omit the $ you also get segments that begin with a numerical pattern and continue with the text.
Picture 8‑18. Filtering with ^[\d.+]+$.
The formula ^[\d.+]+[\d,+]+$ also finds numbers with dot and comma.
Picture 8‑19. Filtering with ^[\d.+]+[\d,+]+$.
If you need to localize, and change decimal or thousands delimiter, you can do it after the filtering, with Studios Search & Replace function, or manually, if only some of the punctuation marks have to be changed.
When you filtered out the numbers you should lock them. Click on the TU number in the column for TU-number on the first line. Shift-click on the TU number in the last line of the selection. Then press Ctrl + L.
Picture 8‑20. Locked rows.
Translate to Fuzzy skips locked rows, and no Autopropagation takes place.