Deaktivate text passages for Trados analysis
Thread poster: Alexandra Bühler

Alexandra Bühler  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 11:21
English to German
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Feb 16, 2004

Hi there,

I have to translate a technical manual with Trados (tagged rtf), but my client just sent me a printed version this manual where he manually crossed out parts of the text. In order to be able to prepare a proper cost estimation with Trados Analysis, I need to deactive those crossed out parts in my digital version.

Any suggestions??

Thanks a lot,
Alexandra


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Hynek Palatin  Identity Verified
Czech Republic
Local time: 11:21
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Delete the text or apply a style Feb 16, 2004

You can make a temporary copy of the document(s) and simply delete those parts of the text that shouldn't be translated. Then you can analyse the rest.

Or, instead of deleting, you can apply a style for non-translatable text and enter the style name in Workbench (File - Setup - Non-translateble Text). Trados will skip this text during analysis.


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Fernando Toledo  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 11:21
German to Spanish
Agree with Hynek but Feb 16, 2004

...Trados is there to help you.
Do not forget to quote the time you need to do this too.


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Ralf Lemster  Identity Verified
Germany
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Use Tw4WinExternal style, for example Feb 16, 2004

Hi Alexandra,
Applying a certain style is a good idea; in fact, you can use a style provided by the Trados template (use the sAddTagStyles macro to activate it in Word).

Toledo wrote:

...Trados is there to help you.
Do not forget to quote the time you need to do this too.

I don't quite get your comment here: how is any software supposed to deal with manual text deletions on hardcopy?

Best regards, Ralf


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Fernando Toledo  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 11:21
German to Spanish
What I mean ist... Feb 16, 2004

how is any software supposed to deal with manual text deletions on hardcopy?

Right, for that I mean the quotation must consider not only the posterior analysis in Trados, simply it take more time.
I know that have nothing to do with the question... but maybe.
I remember a job where cause this analysis I lost money, cause I forgot to consider other things and just gave my quotation with the results of the analysis.
I have learned in this case that it is not the same to translate 100 word in a doc than 100 word distributed in 10 hard tagged docs.
Analysis give the same rsult, so I thnk this analysis is created to help clients spend less not for translators win more.

Ralf Lemster wrote:


Toledo wrote:

...Trados is there to help you.
Do not forget to quote the time you need to do this too.

I don't quite get your comment here: how is any software supposed to deal with manual text deletions on hardcopy?

Best regards, Ralf


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