Trados: how to work with a hardcopy source document
Thread poster: Jose Caceres

Jose Caceres
Peru
Local time: 11:54
English to Spanish
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Oct 17, 2008

Hi, I am totally new for Trados. I can do the simplest works and I am obtaining some results, but using source documents sent to me by Internet. I'm working in MS Word.
Now, I have received a document but in printed form, and so I am at a loss. Shall I have to write first the source and then write the translation below? Is there a way to avoid writing the source?
Thanks.

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Andrzej Lejman  Identity Verified
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Yes Oct 17, 2008

Forget Trados, write just your translation in Word.

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Heinrich Pesch  Identity Verified
Finland
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Or scan Oct 17, 2008

If you are used to oldfashioned style you can write the translation as Andzrej told you. If the text is from a fax this is the only way to go. But if it is a clear print you might try ocr. I use Abbyy Finereader to convert image-text to Word-format prior to translation. That way you can use a CAT-tool and don't have to be afraid to leave some sentence out in between.
And you can count how much there is to translate.
Regards
Heinrich


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Spiros Doikas  Identity Verified
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FineReader Oct 17, 2008

Get the latest version (9) of ABBYY FineReader and OCR the hard copy. It is an investment that pays off.

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Vito Smolej
Germany
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... long term view ... Oct 17, 2008

Forget Trados, write just your translation in Word.

This way, you will have the target, but no source. Long-term it is the translation memory and all the past translations in it that will make itself feel.


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Jose Caceres
Peru
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Thanks Oct 17, 2008

Thank you to all: you have been very helpful and timely- Now I have a clear idea.

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