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Sandra Alboum  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 16:40
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Spanish to English
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Dec 14, 2005

Hi there.

Odd question. Sometimes after I clean a document, and I go in to review it, I notice that some of my characters are backwards - like the parentheses marks appear in this way

)this is a sample(

instead of

(this is a sample)

When I go to fix them, it's like my paragraph has been reversed to a right-to-left setup instead of a left-to-right setup. I do no work with R-L languages.

Anyone have any suggestions? It's sort of annoying!

Thanks.


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Sandra Alboum  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 16:40
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Spanish to English
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It just happened again! Dec 14, 2005

Okay, the text was fine and normal before I cleaned it. Now, after cleaning, this is what an address that was in the text looks like:

Wakefield High
4901S Chesterfield Rd.
Arlington, Va 22206
3063-578 (703)

BUT! When I cut and paste it into this posting... it comes out looking fine! But when I cut and paste it into a new Word doc ... it's still backwards!

What the heck is going on?!

Help!!



[Edited at 2005-12-14 19:45]


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PCovs
Denmark
Local time: 22:40
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English to Danish
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What about the source document? Dec 15, 2005

It sounds like perhaps the source document and/or the TM (if you got this from the client) has this setting. Could this be the case?

Unfortunately, I don't really have a solution, because I don't know how to set this up, but perhaps you have to ask your client to remove this setting from the source document and then resend it to you?


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Elvira Stoianov  Identity Verified
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German to Romanian
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did you try copying the text to a new document? Dec 15, 2005

Hi, did you try to cut and paste the text to a new document? Maybe this will help.
I think I had this problem, but it was several years ago and I don't remember how I solved it.


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