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Is there a way to extract "untranslated segments" from a pretranslated .doc?
Thread poster: Éric Cléach
Éric Cléach  Identity Verified
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Sep 16, 2005

Hi all,

I just started working on a fairly large project: a financial .doc file that contains over 80.000 words, only 6.000 of which are new words and 15.000 are fuzzy matches.
As I am not paid to check/edit the 100% matches, I would like to be able to extract all the non-100% matches in another file, so that when I do my final proofreading and spellchecking, I only get the segments that *I* have translated.
I have tried to do this manually (i.e. by pretranslating the file with Trados, and pasting all the untranslated segments in a new file), but as the non-100% segments are spread over the 300 pages, this is simply too time-consuming (though not as much as proofreading/spellchecking the whole file).

Any idea?

Thanks for your help!


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avsie  Identity Verified
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You can always skip them Sep 16, 2005

When you're translating a segment, instead of closing it with "Set/Close Next Open/Get" [Alt + Num+], close it with "Set Close Next no 100% Open/Get" [Alt + Ctrl + Num+].

It will take you to the next segment that is not a 100%. I did that last weekend for a document that had a lot of 100% matches, and it worked perfectly.

Hope this helps!

Marie-Claude


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Éric Cléach  Identity Verified
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Not exactly Sep 16, 2005

Thanks for your answer, but this is not what I meant.

The problem is not with translation, but with proofreading/spellchecking: once the whole file has been translated (i.e. pretranslated 100% segments + other segments translated manually), I would have to proofread/spellcheck all the segments, even those that were in the TM...

I would like to be able to extract **only** the non-100% segments to proofread and spellcheck **only** those I have translated.

Does anyone know how to do that?

Thanks


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avsie  Identity Verified
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Oops, sorry! Sep 16, 2005

I guess I didn't read your message properly.

The thing I'm thinking about is using different colors for the "levels" of matches. But I don't know any way of extracting the non-100% text only...

Marie-Claude


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Hynek Palatin  Identity Verified
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Use colors and delete Sep 16, 2005

You can pretranslate a working copy of the document with all 100% matches marked in green, for example, and then delete them by searching for a green text and replacing it with an empty string.

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Éric Cléach  Identity Verified
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Works a treat! Sep 16, 2005

Great!

This is exactly what I needed. I hadn't thought about using the colors, but actually, this is probably the easiest way.

Many many thanks!


[Edited at 2005-09-16 15:55]


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