Removing source in TagEditor
Thread poster: Anna Klotz

Anna Klotz  Identity Verified
Sweden
Local time: 14:54
Member (2007)
English to Swedish
Jun 3, 2007

This question concerns TagEditor 7.x, part of Trados Freelance 2006.

I have been asked to remove both source and target for a couple of sentences in a document.
Destpite going through the help I dont know how to do it.
I'm rather new to Tag Editor. Sorry if I don't get all the necessary information into my question, but I will give it a try...

The file is .dita.ttx

The document is fully translated, source and target.

I have turned off the tag protection.

Edit Tag is grey (not active) both with Tag protection turned on and off.

I don't have a .ini -file from the customer.

Where do I go from here?

Anna


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Vito Smolej
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An idea - edit plus pretranslate Jun 3, 2007

I have been asked to remove both source and target for a couple of sentences in a document.


i) edit the source, using the corresponding application - I have no idea who/what makes "DITA" files, Dita-editor? - and eliminate the unwanted segments

ii) create a new ttx, using the edited source

iii) pretranslate it using the existing TM.

iv) clean it and you are done.

Regards

Vito

[Edited at 2007-06-03 10:07]


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Nicolas Coyer  Identity Verified
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Other option Jun 3, 2007

If the file does not have a lot of complex tags or if you know how to handle them, you can :

1-open each segment that is to be removed, restore source (Alt+Del or the icon with the white cross on a red disk).
2-you should then be able to erase the appropriate segment.


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Anna Klotz  Identity Verified
Sweden
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English to Swedish
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How? Jun 3, 2007

Thanks, Vito and Nicolas!

I will be getting the source file soon, so perhaps that will solve it.

I tried Nicolas suggestion, but the only thing that happened was that the target/translation disappeared.
The source part of the segment is still as carved in stone...

Any further suggestions are appreciated!


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tectranslate ITS GmbH
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Turn off DOCUMENT protection Jun 3, 2007

Turning off TAG protection won't do the trick. You need to turn off document protection as well (in Options).

HTH,
Benjamin


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Clarisa Moraña  Identity Verified
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Open the tagged file with Wordpad Jun 4, 2007

1) Make a copy of the file you are working in.
2) Open that copy with Wordpad (you'll get a *.txt file)
3) Remove the couple of sentences. Take care of removing the related tags (this is an example of the tag that opens the segment:

and this one closes it:



4) Save changes
5) Check if you can open it.

I hope this helps.

Clarisa


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Anna Klotz  Identity Verified
Sweden
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English to Swedish
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Problem solved! Jun 4, 2007

Document protection it is!
Thank you very much, Benjamin.

Since his solution was the simplest, I didn't try your method Clarisa, but thanks for your effort!

Anna

[Edited at 2007-06-04 06:58]


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tectranslate ITS GmbH
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A belated word of caution Jun 4, 2007

Glad it works for you, Anna.

I forgot to mention that modifying a document in this way may or may not work as intended - if done improperly, it may actually render the document unusable. I guess there's a reason why document protection is ON by default.

B


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ductrib
English to Vietnamese
simple method Sep 20, 2007

tectranslate wrote:

Glad it works for you, Anna.

I forgot to mention that modifying a document in this way may or may not work as intended - if done improperly, it may actually render the document unusable. I guess there's a reason why document protection is ON by default.

B


Simple way: in word, go to tool --> option --> View - Formatting maks -- Uncheck "hidden text".


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