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Help needed with smart tags in Word
Thread poster: Annamaria Leone

Annamaria Leone  Identity Verified
Ireland
Local time: 10:27
Spanish to Italian
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Aug 22, 2005

Hi,
this is the first time I translate a Word file containing smart tags (for a place name).
I'm not able to translate the words in the smart tags without erasing the smart tag itself. The mothod usually used with hypelinks does not work. Could you please suggest anything?

Thank you,

Annamaria


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Robert Zawadzki  Identity Verified
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SmartTags are not really text Aug 22, 2005

Usually data they display are for example pulled from a database. You do not edit SmartTags but the underlying data source. Do not touch SmartTags in your translation. If they are updated properly, they will be changed automatically (for example there can be a database with item names in different languages, and SmartTags will pull data from right fields depending on Windows regional settings).

And the final advice: when in doubt, ask the client. I know it is not always the case, but they should know more about the translation they want to have done.


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Annamaria Leone  Identity Verified
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Local time: 10:27
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Thank you, Robert Aug 22, 2005

Robert Zawadzki wrote:

Usually data they display are for example pulled from a database. You do not edit SmartTags but the underlying data source. Do not touch SmartTags in your translation. If they are updated properly, they will be changed automatically (for example there can be a database with item names in different languages, and SmartTags will pull data from right fields depending on Windows regional settings).

And the final advice: when in doubt, ask the client. I know it is not always the case, but they should know more about the translation they want to have done.


Thanks Robert,

yes infact I've also written an e-mail to the client to know how to work out the issue. In the meantime, I asked here and did some other researches by my own in order to learn more about smart tags.

Thanks again and have a good time!

Annamaria


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