Trados 2007 - How do I convert the number format?
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absciarretta  Identity Verified
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Jun 3, 2009

I am translating a manual with many numbers. Some of the numbers are outside of the segment and therefore not editable for me. These numbers use the US number format with '.' instead of ',' and so on. How do I change this so these numbers are converted to the correct format when I can't even edit them?

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Adam Łobatiuk  Identity Verified
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Manually, I'm afraid Jun 3, 2009

You didn't specify whether you're translating in Word or Tag Editor. In Word, you can edit them. In Tag Editor, you need to disable Document protection under Options > Protection.

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absciarretta  Identity Verified
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Thank you! Jun 3, 2009

Thanks! I use Tag Editor. Manually is better than not at all, though I wish this problem had a more elegant solution.

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Eugene Gulak  Identity Verified
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Search and replace Jun 4, 2009

Not too elegant but still faster than clicking in the middle of each number, deleting the dot and inserting comma using the keyboard.
Search for "1." and replace it with "1,", then "2." - "2," etc. 10 times. Don't use the option "Replace All" unless you are absolutely sure that these dots only occur in those numbers which should be reformated (if you ARE sure, it's a cakewalk).
In all cases doing it from "Replace" window is a much, much faster way.

Good luck!


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