Sometimes you may want to isolate segments of a source document to run specific checks or to see if everything looks right with certain tags or terms. Modern CAT tools have quite a few options these days, and cascading filtering and sorting is often the way to go. It pays to apply multiple filters on top of each other, and then sort the result accordingly.

For example, do you want to check if a specific trademark has remained untranslated in low fuzzy match segments (as it should)? It’s simple, just filter for all segments containing that word, then filter for lower match rates (depending on how the tool lets you do it), then sort for the order you prefer them to appear in, i.e., alphabetical, longer segments, and so on.

Making the effort to do it this way can save you so much time when doing pre-delivery checks, so be clever with it.