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Expanding segments in Workbench

Isabel Conde  Identity Verified
Local time: 06:29
English to Spanish
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Jun 8, 2010

Working in Word, I didn't expand a segment at the right moment. I realized later when I had set it and closed it. I opened it again, but when I want to expand the English segment, it doesn't allow me to do so.
With other next segments in the same translation I didn't have any problem.

It also underlines words in the target language.

Apparently, Trados got crazy. What I can do with these two issues?

Thank you in advance,


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Sandra& Kenneth  Identity Verified
Local time: 12:29
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French to English
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Hi, Argee Jun 8, 2010

1. Restore the entire original segment - including the part you want to include (Alt-Del).
2. Select some text from this segment and press Alt-Up to open Concordance in Workbench.
3. Delete the segment from the TM (Right-click the flag, Delete).
4. Expand the segment (Ctrl+Alt+Pg.Dn)

The underlining is a different story altogether and is probably related to manual formatting of the original style.
Applying another style to the original text usually solves the problem.

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Isabel Conde  Identity Verified
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Expanding segments Jun 9, 2010

Dear HTH,

The issue with the segments worked wonderfully! I even practiced it with other segments.

With this action, part of my target language got solved about the underlining. However, I don't understand exactly what you mean. If I apply a different style to the source text probably the client won't be very happy... Is that what you mean?

Thank you for your help. Segments are a major issue. The underlined situation is still bearable. I hope, though, it doesn't appear in other documents.

Best regards,


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