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Sabrina Ciserchia  Identity Verified
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Nov 1, 2005

Hi everybody,
I am using Trados 6.5, and when I clean a document with text boxes, as for example one with titles in pictures, those segments are "skipped" by Trados. That is, I need to go manually and delete the source text there in order to get a clean copy.
Do you know what to do in order to have the whole document cleaned?
Thanks a lot!

Sabrina


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Jianjun Zhang  Identity Verified
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Use WordFast Nov 1, 2005

Sabrina Ciserchia wrote:

Hi everybody,
I am using Trados 6.5, and when I clean a document with text boxes, as for example one with titles in pictures, those segments are "skipped" by Trados. That is, I need to go manually and delete the source text there in order to get a clean copy.
Do you know what to do in order to have the whole document cleaned?
Thanks a lot!

Sabrina


I encountered similar problems serveral times before. I simply used WF to clean it up and reimported the TM into TRADOS.

[Edited at 2005-11-01 20:17]


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Sabrina Ciserchia  Identity Verified
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No possibility using just Trados? Nov 1, 2005

Jianjun Zhang wrote:

I encountered similar problems serveral times before. I simply used WF to clean it up and reimported the TM into TRADOS.

[Edited at 2005-11-01 20:17]


Thanks a lot JianJun, but I'm afraid I do not have Wordfast
I wonder if anyone knows of any other possibility to do that...


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Jerzy Czopik  Identity Verified
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Upgrade to Trados 7 and use the Word macro for cleaning Nov 2, 2005

As the cleanup process in Workbench requires the conversion of the complete document int rtf and then back, it is IMO more advisable to use the Word macro instad anyway.

In Trados 7 this macro has been greatly improved and cleans ALL contents in document.

Using the macro from Trados 6.5 you will need to let it run in each text box, footer and header separately. But still in this way you can clean text in boxes, while Workbench does NOT do that.

Regards
Jerzy


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Sabrina Ciserchia  Identity Verified
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Thanks! Nov 2, 2005

Good tip, I will try this...

Thanks a lot for your help.

Regards,

Sabrina


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