Analyzer lets you view lists of segments that occur frequently throughout your project. Why is this important? It's important because by viewing repeated information in your project, you can convert that text to reusable content (snippets or variables), thereby taking advantage of single-sourcing.
For each frequent segment shown, the following information is displayed.
- Segment Displays the segment that occurs multiple times throughout your project.
- Count Displays the number of times a particular segment occurs throughout your project.
- Word Count Displays the number of words contained in a particular segment.
- Character Count Displays the number of characters contained in a particular segment.
In addition, you can view a list of segments of text in your project that are similar, but not identical, to each other. You may want to modify similar segments so that they become identical to each other, or even convert them to snippets. You can also use the "Start Search" button to limit or expand the list of similar segments that are displayed. See Viewing Similar Segments.
You can do the following with frequent segments:
- View Read more… You can view a list of segments that occur frequently in your project. For more information see Viewing Frequent Segments. You can also see segments that are similar to each other. See Viewing Similar Segments.
- Customize Segments Shown Read more… If you want to limit or expand the list of the frequent segments that are displayed, you can easily do so by setting the minimum and maximum word counts, as well as the minimum number of occurrences. See Customizing Frequent Segments Shown.
- Convert to Snippets or Variables Read more… If you notice that certain segments are repeated numerous times in your project, you can easily convert them to
snippets or variables. See Converting Frequent Segments to Snippets and Converting Frequent Segments to Variables.
Note: You can enable or disable the collection of different types of information when Analyzer scans a project for possible issues and problems. Also, by disabling scans, you may find that your system performance is improved somewhat. In addition to disabling scans, you can limit the number of results returned. See Enabling Analyzer Scans.