How to show only source text in bilingual file?
Thread poster: briski

briski  Identity Verified
Local time: 10:04
Italian to French
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Nov 23, 2008


I would like to see only the source text (original text) in my bilignual file. I have already translated all the document but now would like to see only the original. Is there a way?
I am using Trados 2007 and Word 2000.

Thank you


Gianni Pastore  Identity Verified
Local time: 10:04
Member (2007)
English to Italian
Can't you use the original document? Nov 23, 2008

You should have a copy of the document (untranslated) in the Inbox folder (email), shouldn't you?


Peter Linton  Identity Verified
Local time: 09:04
Swedish to English
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Hidden text Nov 23, 2008

Gianni Pastore's advice is good - that''s the best way. Alternatively in Word you can select Tools / Options / checkmark Hidden text - that will show your bilingual file (recommended for Trados).


aiaccio  Identity Verified
Local time: 09:04
English to Italian
Do you have Logoport? Nov 23, 2008

I don't know if there is an option in Trados (but most probably there isn't).

However, if you have Logoport, you can convert the Trados format into Logoport and clean the biligual file into source.

Quick advice: always make a copy of the original document. That's the safest wayicon_wink.gif

[Edited at 2008-11-23 18:21 GMT]


Anna Sylvia Villegas Carvallo
Local time: 03:04
English to Spanish
The other way around Nov 23, 2008

In case you cannot recover the original:

1. Open a new Trados TM.
2. Trados-clean your document.
3. Export TM on .txt.
4. Open a new TM with the opposite language pair and import the TM.
5. Auto-translate and clean (your doc.)

That's it.

[Edited at 2008-11-23 22:40 GMT]


Spiros Doikas  Identity Verified
Local time: 11:04
Member (2002)
English to Greek
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Metatexis Nov 24, 2008

Even the demo version will do it. Open document and from Metatexis Word menu

1. Final version
2. Restore source text

Or use "Sourcetextonly" macro from:

[Edited at 2008-11-24 00:35 GMT]


Vito Smolej
Local time: 10:04
Member (2004)
English to Slovenian
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one more way Nov 24, 2008

I have already translated all the document but now would like to see only the original.

i) get PlusToyz plugin for Word (google for it, or check my profile for a link)
ii) transform the bilingual document to a two-column word file using PlusToyz
iii) throw away or hide the second column (i.e. the translation)



[Edited at 2008-11-24 08:42 GMT]


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