This documentation refers to PhraseExpress v16 beta. The documentation for current v15 is available here.

Delete phrases

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To delete a phrase or unload a phrase file:
  1. Open the main program window.
  2. Select the item(s) in the left tree view.
  3. Press the DELETE- key or right-click the phrase and select "Delete".

Deleted phrases are moved to the recycle bin. Each phrase file/database has its own recycle bin, located at the bottom of each phrase file node in the tree view.

To delete items without using the recycle bin, press the SHIFT-key while clicking the main menu recycle bin button.

The recycle bin of a shared phrase database is visible for all users! If you delete access-restricted phrases from a shared phrase database, access restricted phrases become visible for everybody. Please consider deleting shared phrases permanently instead of putting them in the recycle bin.

To empty the recycle bin, select the recycle bin in the phrase tree view and select "Empty" in the main menu.

The trashbin of a phrase file backup may still contain earlier recycle bin contents! To securely delete such contents, also delete any such backup.

Deleting phrases also delete any phrase links. Those will not be covered if restoring the phrase from the recycle bin. To restore phrase link, restore from a backup (if using a local phrase file).

Items cannot be deleted in following situations:
  • You do not have edit permissions (or any subfolder of that folder).
  • Another user is editing the element.
  • The phrase file is write-protected.

The backup restore feature allows you to undo accidental deletions.

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