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Trados 7: problem in "expand/shrink segment"
Thread poster: Simona Casadei

Simona Casadei
United Kingdom
Local time: 21:43
English to Italian
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Nov 8, 2006

Dear colleagues,
I've just started to learn how to use Trados (7), and I'm doing small translations to practice the various commands. Yesterday I tried to use the "Expand/Shrink segments" and I got stuck with it...It doesn't work!
As I try to click the command or to press ALT+CTRL+page down (or up) TWB gives the following message: "cannot resize the segment".
I went to File>Setup>Segment rules but it didn't work!

Any good suggestion?

Thank you in advance and have a nice day!:)
Simona


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Heike Steffens  Identity Verified
Local time: 22:43
Italian to German
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Format Nov 8, 2006

Ciao Simona,

if the format does not allow to expand/shrink the segment (for example a hard return that separates two segments of a sentence), then you cannot use this function.

In the above case you could try to replace the hard return by a soft return (SHIFT + RETURN).

Good luck
Heike


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Simona Casadei
United Kingdom
Local time: 21:43
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Thanks! Nov 8, 2006

Thank you very much Heike!
I'll try with your suggestion during the afternoon!

Have a nice day,
Simona


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Vladimir Morozov  Identity Verified
Russian Federation
Local time: 22:43
English to Russian
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Cut and paste Nov 8, 2006

Hi Simona,

Alternatively, you can just cut and paste the required part of the text from beneath the target segment into your source segment.

Voila!

Vladimir


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