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Urgent help needed! Column with characters appear and I can't write my text correctly
Thread poster: Ivana de Sousa Santos

Ivana de Sousa Santos  Identity Verified
Portugal
Local time: 06:20
French to Portuguese
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Mar 20, 2007

Hi,

Can anyone help me out as soon as possible?

I was going through a translation I have to hand out this morning and editing what is wrong with office 2003 and Trados 7.

I was going to change "por" by "pode" and I deleted the "r" in order to add "de".

At that moment, a column appeared at "po" and as I wrote "de" some Japanese/Chinese characters were being written.

This is very urgent. I still have 35 pages to check...

TIA
Ivana


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Ivana de Sousa Santos  Identity Verified
Portugal
Local time: 06:20
French to Portuguese
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Problem misteriously solved... Mar 20, 2007

Does anyone know why this happened?

TIA
Ivana


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Ken Cox  Identity Verified
Local time: 07:20
German to English
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Word autoformatting etc.? Mar 20, 2007

It could be that Word is trying to be helpful by autoformatting your text. IMHO these features are generally useless to dangerous for document editing (which includes translation).

In Tools / AutoCorrect, disable all the options under 'Apply as you type' on the 'AutoFormat as you type' tab and under 'Apply' on the 'AutoFormat' tab.

HTH -- Ken

[Edited at 2007-03-20 09:08]


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