Is it possible to translate only segments of a specific colour?
Thread poster: Darius Daniel Grigoras

Darius Daniel Grigoras  Identity Verified
Romania
Romanian to English
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Sep 22, 2014

Hi,

I have a MS Word file that contains many tables and only the text in blue from the tables needs to be translated. Is there a way that I can set up a project so that only the blue phrases are extracted for translation?

Regards,
Daniel

[Edited at 2014-09-22 18:33 GMT]


 

Tomás Cano Binder, BA, CT  Identity Verified
Spain
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English to Spanish
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I would hide everything but the blu Sep 22, 2014

You probably know that you can use Find/Replace in Word to apply formatting. In this case, I would hide the whole of the text (enable de Hide checkbox in character formatting) and then would look for blue text and replace it with a formatting such that the Hide checkbox is unhidden.

I would also unhide the paragraph marks, just to make sure you do not end up with a big blue clump of text.icon_smile.gif

If any of the above is unclear, do let us know and will try to be more specific.


 

Darius Daniel Grigoras  Identity Verified
Romania
Romanian to English
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No memoQ filter? Sep 22, 2014

So memoQ doesn´t have such a filter for just extracting text of a certain colour?

 

Michael Beijer  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 20:09
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Dutch to English
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@D.D.G.: Sep 22, 2014

D.D.G. wrote:

So memoQ doesn´t have such a filter for just extracting text of a certain colour?


Nope, as far as I know, no CAT tool has this feature yet.

The easiest way to do this is currently TransTools:

http://www.translatortools.net/word-hideunhide.html

Michael


 

Darius Daniel Grigoras  Identity Verified
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Great tool! Sep 22, 2014

Thanks Michael for the convenient tool, and Tomás for the idea.

 


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