show/hide button (Deactivating the display of non-printable characters in Word)
Thread poster: Céline Graciet

Céline Graciet
Local time: 16:07
English to French
Jan 7, 2004

Hi all,

I've got a tiny problem but it's driving me mad. I don't like all the tabs, returns etc showing when I translate using Trados. Today, every time I close a unit, the show/hide button gets activated, I press it to hide all the characters and the next time I close a unit, it happens again. How can I make sure they're always hidden?

Would kicking the computer help? I've tried screaming at it, to no avail.

Thanks!

Céline


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Ralf Lemster  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 17:07
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I would not recommend hiding non-printables Jan 7, 2004

...since Trados TU delimiters are also hidden this way. It's definitely impossible to hide them when the TU is open - after closing it, you risk damaging segments unless you see exactly what you're doing.

My 2 cents'...
Ralf


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Céline Graciet
Local time: 16:07
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cheers Jan 7, 2004

so that's what they're called, thanks Ralf. However, I can see all the delimiters and Trados thingies anyway, as I work with the hidden text showing, it's all the little tabs and dots and arrows I don't want to see (and which the show/hide button gets rid of).

Or am I missing something?...


Ralf Lemster wrote:

...since Trados TU delimiters are also hidden this way. It's definitely impossible to hide them when the TU is open - after closing it, you risk damaging segments unless you see exactly what you're doing.

My 2 cents'...
Ralf


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Ralf Lemster  Identity Verified
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Tools - Options - View Jan 7, 2004

so that's what they're called, thanks Ralf. However, I can see all the delimiters and Trados thingies anyway, as I work with the hidden text showing, it's all the little tabs and dots and arrows I don't want to see (and which the show/hide button gets rid of).

The button is a "catch-all" - essentially, it switches the "All" checkbox in Tools - Options - View: Formatting on and off. If you want to get rid of specific characters, set the checkboxes in that section accordingly.
(You did not specify which Word version you're using - my hints are based on the German version of Word 2002 (XP).)

HTH, Ralf


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Céline Graciet
Local time: 16:07
English to French
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Great! Jan 7, 2004

I can't thank you enough Ralf. You've made the rest of my afternoon a whole lot easier.

Take care,

Céline


Ralf Lemster wrote:

so that's what they're called, thanks Ralf. However, I can see all the delimiters and Trados thingies anyway, as I work with the hidden text showing, it's all the little tabs and dots and arrows I don't want to see (and which the show/hide button gets rid of).

The button is a "catch-all" - essentially, it switches the "All" checkbox in Tools - Options - View: Formatting on and off. If you want to get rid of specific characters, set the checkboxes in that section accordingly.
(You did not specify which Word version you're using - my hints are based on the German version of Word 2002 (XP).)

HTH, Ralf


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