Trados 7.0 in Word: How can the translated source text be made visible?
Thread poster: Jonas_Je

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English to German
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Apr 20, 2008


I just have one question which won't be difficult in the view of most of you. I am using Trados 7.0 for translating in Microsoft Word. After a reinstallation, a problem occurs - the source texts of already translated units isn't visible. That means that I can just see the already translated text in the target language instead of both versions which would make it much easier to compare the source and the target units. Is there any option in Word or how can I change this?

Thank you!


Ralf Lemster  Identity Verified
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Search the forum for "hidden text" Apr 20, 2008

Hi Jonas,
This is a Word setting that has been discussed many times in the forum - search for "hidden text".

HTH, Ralf


Stanislav Pokorny  Identity Verified
Czech Republic
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Word Menu Apr 21, 2008

In the Word menu bar go to Tools > Options > View tab and make sure the "Show hidden text" checkbox is checked.


Dusan Rabrenovic  Identity Verified
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See attached image Apr 21, 2008

Word has its problems with hidden text sometimes, though. While mostly it is enough to click this button, on a few occasions however you have to follow the aforementioned instructions and enable it in the menus.


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