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Libin PhD  Identity Verified
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Mar 7, 2003

In a paragraph, I have something like the following:



To do A, press 1. To do B, press 2. To do C, press 3. To do D, Press 4. To do E, press 5. To do F, press 6.



Is there any way that you can set the segmentation rule to break at the number + period combinations? right now, Trados treat them as a single sentence since the period is after a number and is construed as a decimal point probably.



Thanks for your help.



Libin


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Monika Coulson  Identity Verified
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Shrink segment? Mar 7, 2003

Did you try clicking on \"Shrink segment?\"

It may work.

Monika


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Libin PhD  Identity Verified
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Yes, That is what I have been doing. Mar 7, 2003

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On 2003-03-07 17:09, monika wrote:

Did you try clicking on \"Shrink segment?\"

It may work.

Monika





Thanks, Monika, for your reminder. That is what I have been doing. I have quite few paragraphs that have the similar phrases from press 1 to press 8. To get the first item, you need shrink 7 times. It is kind of cumbersome.



Thanks,

Libin





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Giles Watson  Identity Verified
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Have you ticked "Number Stop"? Mar 7, 2003

If, in Workbench, you go to:



File\\Setup\\Segmentation Rules



and enable \"Number Stop\" by ticking the box, that should do the trick.



There\'s also a Help entry on the \"Full Stop End Rule\".



HTH



Giles





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Daniel Meier  Identity Verified
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Number Stop Mar 7, 2003

You can change the segmentation rules. In Workbench go to File/Setup/Segmentation rules.

For Stop Charakter . in the middle section Rules check Number Stop. Now a number followed by a dot should be the end of a segment.

In this or in other cases, you could also use a workaround with Search and Replace, thus preparing your Word file.

Search \". To do\"

and Replace by \". Paragraph mark To do\".

HTH

Daniel





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Ulrike Lieder  Identity Verified
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Insert a tab character Mar 7, 2003

I often get files that were extracted from a .pdf, and there are only spaces following the period in a numbered list (or, for that matter, a bulleted list).

I simply prep the Word file by replacing the spaces after the period with a tab character, and then Trados will ignore the numbers in numbered steps. The same procedure works for bulleted lists.

It\'s a bit more work initially, but I consider it a good investment of my time. And it keeps the TM \"clean\".


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Libin PhD  Identity Verified
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Thanks! Mar 8, 2003

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On 2003-03-07 17:39, Daniel Meier wrote:

You can change the segmentation rules. In Workbench go to File/Setup/Segmentation rules.

For Stop Charakter . in the middle section Rules check Number Stop. Now a number followed by a dot should be the end of a segment.

In this or in other cases, you could also use a workaround with Search and Replace, thus preparing your Word file.

Search \". To do\"

and Replace by \". Paragraph mark To do\".

HTH

Daniel









Thanks, Daniel, for your suggestion. I think I tried that before. However, if you check the \"Number Stop\" check box, Trados treat period as boundary marker ONLY if it is preceded by a number. If it is not preceded by a number, it will not be recognized as a sentence.



I will give it a little more test and see what happens.



Kind regards,



Libin

[ This Message was edited by:on2003-03-08 17:20]

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Libin PhD  Identity Verified
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Adding a tab should work. Mar 9, 2003

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On 2003-03-07 19:16, uel wrote:

I often get files that were extracted from a .pdf, and there are only spaces following the period in a numbered list (or, for that matter, a bulleted list).

I simply prep the Word file by replacing the spaces after the period with a tab character, and then Trados will ignore the numbers in numbered steps. The same procedure works for bulleted lists.

It\'s a bit more work initially, but I consider it a good investment of my time. And it keeps the TM \"clean\".





Thanks, Ulrike. Adding a tab should work. It looks like that we cannot always expect the program to do everything for us.



Thanks a lot.





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