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Trados: Can it start a new segment when it finds a manual line break?
Thread poster: Jerónimo Fernández

Jerónimo Fernández  Identity Verified
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Sep 26, 2006

Dear all,

I'm using Trados 6.0.0.309 and MS Word 2000 (9.03821) on Windows 2000 Professional.

I would like Workbench to start a new segment whenever it finds a manual line break (you know, Shift + Enter in MS Word).

In Workbench, I go to File > Setup > Segmentation Rules tab... and I get stuck there(

Does anybody know what the stop character for manual line break is? Is it possible at all to do what I intent to?

Thanks a lot in advance,
Jerónimo


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Hynek Palatin  Identity Verified
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NewLine Sep 26, 2006

You need to add a new rule containing NewLine as the Stop character. This is what I can see in Trados 7.0.

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Jerónimo Fernández  Identity Verified
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NewLine doesn't seem to work Sep 26, 2006

Hi Hynek,

Thanks a lot for your suggestion. However, it doesn't work, unfortunately... Any other idea, somebody?

Cheers,
Jerónimo


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Riccardo Schiaffino  Identity Verified
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Replace with paragaph marks Sep 26, 2006

One thing you can do is to replace the line breaks with paragraph marks in a reversible way:

1) In the Search box search for all manual line breaks ^l
2) In the Replace box replace them with ^p1234^p - that is two paragraph marks with the string "1234" between them.
3) Translate normally
4) Clean up your translation
5) Reverse the operation, by replacing ^p1234^p with ^l.

Note: the reason to use ^p1234^p is so as to create a string that would not otherwise occur in your document: if you were to use simple paragraph marks ^p, when you replaced them back with line breaks, you would also replace the paragraph marks that should remain in your document.


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Jerónimo Fernández  Identity Verified
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Thanks! Sep 27, 2006

Ricardo, thanks a lot for this alternative, it's working perfectly fine.

If I find how to do what I intended to, I'll let you all know.

Regards,
Jerónimo


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Hynek Palatin  Identity Verified
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NewLine Sep 27, 2006

However, it doesn't work, unfortunately...


What settings did you use, exactly? I tried it and it works. I simply added a new rule called EOL with the same settings as "End of Paragraph", only with with NewLine as the stop character.


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Jerónimo Fernández  Identity Verified
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It works!! Sep 27, 2006

Hi again Hynek.

I've tried to do as you suggested and it works eventually!

It has started working once that (in File > Setup > Segmentation Rules) I have deselected "Followed by tab" and I have set "Trailing whitespaces" to 0.

Thanks a lot for your time and patience!

Jerónimo


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