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ibz  Identity Verified
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Sep 23, 2017

Good morning!
Another question from a (still) rather unexperienced Cafetran user:
I was wondering if it's possible to add a comment to a translated segment that will show up as a "traditional" comment in the Word preview. I know that I can add a segment note but as far as I can see, this is rather used as a note to myself and not to my client, right?
Thanks for your help!


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Yes, you can Sep 23, 2017

Here’s a solution:

You'll have to add the string "(ed note: " to the start of each note in CafeTran and close each note with ")".

(If you prefer, I can replace "(ed note:" with your name, Irene.)

Here's a posting about how to install a macro that you've found on the Internet in Word for Mac 2016:

If you're using Word for Windows, please see here:

Please note that in its current form the macro will only perform its conversion task for textual notes that have been inserted in the main body text (not in headers, footers, text boxes etc.).

Here's how to get rid of the comments in your project or TM:

Demo of the conversion:

[Edited at 2017-09-23 18:59 GMT]


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Another approach Sep 23, 2017

Hello Irène,

You can't directly save Word comments in CafeTran, but you can export an additional bilingual Word file which includes a column with your notes per segment and deliver it along with your target file.

This can be found in the Project>Export menu



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Thank you Sep 25, 2017

Good morning!
Thanks to both of you for your answers and suggestions.
The first solution sounds a bit complicated (to me) but I'll give it a try as soon as I have some time.
The second solution might not work for me as this concerns a text that only has to be delivered it Word (no bilingual file). I can insert my comments when proofreading this Word document, of course, and it's no big deal. But I was just wondering if I could do this directly when translating in Cafetran.
Have a good day,


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