footnotes in wordfast and trados
Thread poster: NR_Stedman
NR_Stedman  Identity Verified
France
Local time: 02:58
French to English
Mar 11, 2009

I have regularly been sending documents translated with Wordfast (most recent version) to an agency that uses Trados with no problems.
I now have a document with lots of footnotes. Will the agency have a problem using Trados on my footnotes translated using Wf?
Thanks for an expert answer.


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Jocelyne S  Identity Verified
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I'm not a CAT specialist Mar 11, 2009

I translate a lot of documents with footnotes using WF and I've never had any compatibility problems in the past when sharing documents with Trados users.

As I presume you know, you need to cut the footnote out of the source segment and paste it into the target segment and then type over the original. As such, the footnote translation will not be in the TM (as far as I know - unless there is a different way of handling footnotes in WF of which I am not aware).

I suppose that if you absolutely need a TM of the footnote translation, you could paste all source footnotes into a new document and then translate and copy the translation back into your original document, saving the new file which would contain the source and target segments in your TM.

Good luck,
Jocelyne


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Sergei Leshchinsky  Identity Verified
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There should be not problem Mar 11, 2009

In Word, you just open footnotes pane and see/translate all footnotes in one window.
The Trados markup is the same.

[Редактировалось 2009-03-11 09:16 GMT]


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