Mobile menu

change of font
Thread poster: GILOU

GILOU  Identity Verified
Local time: 02:51
Member (2002)
English to French
Mar 18, 2005

I have shifted from Windows XP1 to XP2. I have a file with black text to translate and grey text not to translate. When I use 'Translate to fuzzy', the black text (translatable) changes into grey text. I have just also realized that the font also changes, for instance, from Arial 10 to Times Roman 10. Is it a problem of Trados or Word ?
And how can I correct this problem ?

Direct link Reply with quote

Ralf Lemster  Identity Verified
Local time: 02:51
English to German
+ ...
Check the style used Mar 18, 2005

Salut Gilles,
Thanks for re-posting in English.

This kind of behaviour may be caused by diverging format information in the source document - check the style used to format the text where this happens.

best regards, Ralf

Direct link Reply with quote

Riccardo Schiaffino  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 18:51
Member (2003)
English to Italian
+ ...
Problem with the document template Mar 18, 2005

Hi Gilles:

I believe that the problem may be due to the fact that the template used to create the SL text is different than your "Normal" template (i.e., it has different style definitions).

In order to prevent it, you might try the following:

1) Save the original SL text you have received to translate as a MS Word template (*.dot)
2) Close the SL *.dot document
3) Open the SL *.DOC document to translate
4) In MS Word, under Tools/Templates and Add-Ins select, as the Document template, the template that you have just created

Most style-based problems (such as unexplained font changes), at this point, should disappear.

Hope this help,


Direct link Reply with quote

GILOU  Identity Verified
Local time: 02:51
Member (2002)
English to French
Thanks Mar 19, 2005

Thanks both of you for your instructions

Direct link Reply with quote

To report site rules violations or get help, contact a site moderator:

You can also contact site staff by submitting a support request »

change of font

Advanced search

Translation news related to SDL Trados

Wake up in the Morning and see that you have sold TMs and made Money overnight

The TM Market Place for Translators
New: Our Instant TM Download
TM owners: Upload your TMs into the online database
Customers: Analyse your text & instantly download a text-specific TM
Well over 1.2 BILLION translation units

More info »
Manage your TMs and Terms ... and boost your translation business

Are you ready for something fresh in the industry? TM-Town is a unique new site for you -- the freelance translator -- to store, manage and share translation memories (TMs) and glossaries...and potentially meet new clients on the basis of your prior work.

More info »

All of
  • All of
  • Term search
  • Jobs