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jmadsen  Identity Verified
Local time: 05:29
Aug 10, 2005

I'm translating a word file (doc) using Word 2002 and Trados 6.5.5.438 (no recent upgrades). The word file contains one large table with one column and one sentence/segment in each cell. Some segments include internal Trados tags (not sure from which program, maybe FM).
When leaving some (not all) segments using Alt++ to go to the next segment, Word jumps 50 lines down in the document, thus skipping a lot of segments and opens a segment there. There's nothing wrong with the segments in between; they can be opened normally.
Any ideas why this is happening? I've worked with Trados almost daily for 9 years now and have never seen this behaviour before.

8) Jørgen


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Pilar T. Bayle  Identity Verified
Local time: 05:29
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:-) Aug 11, 2005


When leaving some (not all) segments using Alt++ to go to the next segment, Word jumps 50 lines down in the document, thus skipping a lot of segments and opens a segment there.


Not a solution, just some commiseration. I delivered a document yesterday that had the same glitch. I had to open the segments manually, one by one, since trying to jump automatically to the next segment would place me near the end of the document.

So have a cup of coffee and gather your patience... I learnt how to use some interesting shortcuts along the way.

P.
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Austra Muizniece  Identity Verified
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Local time: 06:29
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similar problem Aug 11, 2005

again, with tables in Word format. In my case, 100% matches are not recognized, unless I manually press "get" button for each and every segment. Indeed, patience is required!
Does anyone know how Wordfast deals with tables?


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jmadsen  Identity Verified
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Workarounds Aug 11, 2005

Thanks for the comments... nice to know I'm not alone here

Anyway, as a freelancer you get used to finding workarounds and creative solutions to all kinds of problems. In this particular case, I chose not to try and understand Trados but rather make a copy of the file and convert the table into text. After having translated this copy, I could quickly translate the original file using Translate to fuzzy.

Jørgen


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