Wordfast help - trouble with text boxes
Thread poster: Subhamay Ray
Subhamay Ray  Identity Verified
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Mar 14, 2004

Is it possible to translate a text in MS Word with a lot of text boxes with Wordfast? It seems Wordfast is ignoring the text boxes while selecting segments and I can't even see them unless I return to Page View mode! Any help will be appreciated.

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xxxncfialho  Identity Verified
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Try.. Mar 14, 2004

the Wordfast Yahoogroup...
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/wordfast/

Good luck,
Natália


Subhamay Ray wrote:

Is it possible to translate a text in MS Word with a lot of text boxes with Wordfast? It seems Wordfast is ignoring the text boxes while selecting segments and I can't even see them unless I return to Page View mode! Any help will be appreciated.


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Graciela Carlyle  Identity Verified
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position in the text box Mar 15, 2004

Yes you can translate with WF inside text boxes, but you'll have to position the cursor inside each box and press alt+down to start the translation sesion.
If there are too many text boxes, you might prefer to convert them into text (there is a nice macro sample in the files section of the yahoo group that Natalia mentioned), translate this separately and then paste into the corresponding text boxes.

Regards,
Grace.


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Subhamay Ray  Identity Verified
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Thanks to you both! Mar 15, 2004

Grace and Natália. That helped me a lot.

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Jörgen Slet  Identity Verified
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IIRC only Quick-clean cleans the text boxes afterwards Mar 15, 2004

IIRC regular Clean-up does not clean those text boxes afterwards (if you choose the in vivo approach, i.e. putting cursor in each text box), only Quick-clean does.

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