How to delete all translated text and go back to source text?
Thread poster: INVERSION

INVERSION  Identity Verified
France
Local time: 16:31
Spanish to French
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Nov 7, 2008

Hi,

I am using Trados and would like to delete all translated text and go back to the source text only Word document.

Is this feasible? Should I use a macro? If so, which macro? Or is there a way of doing this through Workbench?

Thanks for your answers.

Nathalie


 

Heinrich Pesch  Identity Verified
Finland
Local time: 17:31
Member (2003)
Finnish to German
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Take the original file Nov 7, 2008

If you forgot to make a copy, you can use the macro in Tortoise Tagger.
Regards
Heinrich


 

Stanislav Pokorny  Identity Verified
Czech Republic
Local time: 16:31
English to Czech
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PlusToyz Nov 7, 2008

Hi,
PlusToyz can do the trick.


 

Claudia Alvis  Identity Verified
Peru
Local time: 09:31
Member
Spanish
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The best thing is to keep a copy of the original Nov 7, 2008

The best way to work is to keep a copy of the files in every step of the working-process--better yet, keep a different folder for each step. For instance 01 Source, 02 Work and 03 Target. But you can also have more folders if you have to edit the files; I have six folders for each project: Original, Edited Original, Work, Clean, Edited Clean and To Present; it might seem like an overkill but it saves me a LOT of time. TO3000 automatically creates the folders, but I'm sure there are other apps out there that can do the same.

Good luck,

Claudia


 

INVERSION  Identity Verified
France
Local time: 16:31
Spanish to French
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TOPIC STARTER
Precision Nov 7, 2008

It is not that I forgot to make a copy of the original text. I have that.

The thing is that while I was translating I spotted and highlighted a lot of errors and typos in the English source text and wanted to send a highlighted English-only file to my client. This is why I wanted to delete the target text. (The client is not used to Trados and bilingual files)

Anyway, thanks a lot for your help everyone!

Have a nice weekend!

Nathalie


 


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