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Trados changes formatting
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Kristina Wolf  Identity Verified
Australia
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Spanish to German
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Apr 26, 2005

Hi everyone,

from time to time I encounter the problem that Trados just changes the formatting in the text, i.e. my original is Arial and Trados just converts it to Times New Roman when I open a translation unit. Has this to do with Trados or is it bad formatting from the original document?


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Ralf Lemster  Identity Verified
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Style vs. manual formatting Apr 26, 2005

Hi Kristina,
Have a look at the formatting as prescribed by the style used - many Word users are not aware of the concepts of character vs. style formatting, and make manual changes rather than properly adjusting the style.

You should find quite a few forum discussions on this issue.

Best regards,
Ralf


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jmadsen  Identity Verified
Local time: 11:09
An quick workaround... Apr 26, 2005

that usually works fine is to make a copy of the original document and translate it without paying attention to the formatting. When you're done, autotranslate a fresh copy of the document using the Translate feature in Workbench. That way all formatting is (usually) kept as in the original (but check it all the same). Good luck!

Jørgen


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Christine Andersen  Identity Verified
Denmark
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Thanks, Jørgen! Apr 27, 2005

I collect good tips for an 'unofficial Trados manual' in the absence of 'Trados for Dummies'

This is certainly going to be entered there!



[Edited at 2006-02-13 15:34]


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Marinus Vesseur  Identity Verified
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Translate feature in the Workbench Apr 27, 2005

Jørgen Madsen wrote:
A workaround that usually works fine is to make a copy of the original document and translate it without paying attention to the formatting. When you're done, autotranslate a fresh copy of the document using the Translate feature in Workbench.
Jørgen

Learned something again. And how fast Trados can suddenly be! Thanks for the tip!


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