Trados shortcuts on laptop
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Anne-Sophie Cardinal  Identity Verified
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Oct 30, 2009

Hello everyone,

I am working on a very long (and boring) project at the moment and I am getting tired of going up and down my screen to click on the toolbar buttons!
I want to know what are the SHORTCUTS for open/set & close/, etc...

I looked at the post : http://www.proz.com/topic/10725 and although it was very interesting, the tricks given there (using "Fn" key) didn't work...
Perhaps it has something to do with the fact that my laptop and keyboard layout are for Swiss French? Should this matter, in regards to various shortcuts?

I am a bit desperate, so any help or thoughts will be greatly appreciated!!

Anne-Sophie


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Shouguang Cao
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shortcuts! Oct 30, 2009

ALT+HOME Open a sentence to translate.
CTRL+ALT+N close the current one and open next
ALT+END Close sentence


That's very much you need to know.


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Anne-Sophie Cardinal  Identity Verified
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WOW :D Oct 30, 2009

It works!!! I can not thank you enough!!
:°)


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Stanislav Pokorny  Identity Verified
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Translate to fuzzy Oct 30, 2009

CTRL + ALT + Z

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Luisa Ramos, CT  Identity Verified
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TRADOS pull down menu Oct 30, 2009

Click on the TRADOS pull down menu. All the shortcuts are described there.

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anamaria bulgariu  Identity Verified
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OMG Oct 30, 2009

Thank you!
Thank you!
Thank you!
Thank you!
Thank you!
I've been looking for these ever since I started to work with Trados.


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Davide Negro  Identity Verified
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HERE WE ARE:-) Oct 30, 2009

OPEN: ALT+SHIFT+ HOME
OPEN/GET: ALT+ HOME
GET: ALT+ SHIFT+ INSERT
RESTOURE SOURCE: ALT+ DEL
COPY SOURCE: ALT+ INSERT
SET/CLOSE NEXT OPEN/GET: ALT+ NUM+ [+]
TRANSLATE TO FUZZY: ALT+ NUM+

  • SET CLOSE: ALT+ END
    CLOSE: ALT+ SHIFT+ END
    CONCORDANCE ALT + UP
    GET PREVIOUS PLACEABLE: ALT+CTRL+ LEFT
    GET CURRENT PLACEABLE: ALT+CTRL+ DOWN
    GET NEXT PLACEABLE: ALT+CTRL+ RIGHT
    GET PREVIOUS TERM: ALT+ LEFT
    GET CURRENT TERM: ALT+ DOWN
    GET NEXT TERM: ALT+ RIGHT

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  • Christine Andersen  Identity Verified
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    However do you avoid repetitive strain injuries? Oct 31, 2009

    I'm amazed at the number who apparently did not know the shortcuts!

    But the one I have trouble with on my laptop is

    SET/CLOSE NEXT OPEN/GET: ALT+ NUM+ [+]

    I don't have a separate NUM+, so I have to do a double shortcut to convert to a numerical keyboard and back every time. I can make enough typos without that, and sooner or later the whole thing crashes...

    The alternative is to have a separate numerical keypad, which is clumsy, but saves my wrist.
    (or go over to Wordfast, which has a different shortcut.)

    Using the mouse makes my wrist ache in a single day, and it takes a whole computer-free weekend to get over it.
    I have used a computer daily for years without wrist trouble using shortcuts.

    Think about it, folks - RSI is no joke, although some are obviously more prone to suffer from it than others.
    Best of luck!


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    anamaria bulgariu  Identity Verified
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    I did know about shortcuts, but... Oct 31, 2009

    I didn´t know that there were special shortcuts for laptops.
    I saw and occasionally used the shortcuts from the Trados menu, but I found some of them that I really needed practically useless with my laptop, so I customized them for the F2, F3 and so on keys.


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    S_Angel  Identity Verified
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    Set/Close Next Open/Get for laptops Oct 31, 2009

    Christine Andersen wrote:
    But the one I have trouble with on my laptop is

    SET/CLOSE NEXT OPEN/GET: ALT+ NUM+ [+]

    I don't have a separate NUM+, so I have to do a double shortcut to convert to a numerical keyboard and back every time.


    There is a more practical shortcut for laptops, which Dallas already mentioned in his post:
    CTRL + ALT + N.
    That should do the trick.


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    Bjørnar Magnussen  Identity Verified
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    customize keyboard shortcuts in Word Oct 31, 2009

    Christine Andersen wrote:

    I'm amazed at the number who apparently did not know the shortcuts!

    But the one I have trouble with on my laptop is

    SET/CLOSE NEXT OPEN/GET: ALT+ NUM+ [+]

    I don't have a separate NUM+, so I have to do a double shortcut to convert to a numerical keyboard and back every time. I can make enough typos without that, and sooner or later the whole thing crashes...

    The alternative is to have a separate numerical keypad, which is clumsy, but saves my wrist.
    (or go over to Wordfast, which has a different shortcut.)

    Using the mouse makes my wrist ache in a single day, and it takes a whole computer-free weekend to get over it.
    I have used a computer daily for years without wrist trouble using shortcuts.

    Think about it, folks - RSI is no joke, although some are obviously more prone to suffer from it than others.
    Best of luck!


    I'm amazed at the number who apparently did not how to customize keyboard shortcuts in Word!

    Word 2007: Office button, Word Options, Customize, Keyboard shortcuts: Customize
    Word 2003: Tools, Customize, Keyboard

    You find the Trados shortcuts in the category "Macros". They all have names starting with tw4win.

    I customize pretty much everything and work for long periods without touching the mouse. For programs than don't let you customize shortcuts I use the free program http://www.autohotkey.com/ to make keyboard macros.


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