How do I make "clean versions" of the English source word-document using TagEditor?
Thread poster: Fredrik Pettersson

Fredrik Pettersson  Identity Verified
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Jan 7, 2010

How should I send the "clean versions" of the file using TagEditor?

We have 5 Chinese translators that work independently of each other for us. They have used MS Word to do the translations, from English into simplified Chinese.

After they have finished their translations, a professional user of Trados has aligned the translations, using WinAlign.

Yesterday, I sent the finished TM for Batch 1 and Batch 2 to our customer. And received below reply:

Dear Fredrik,

could you send me the "clean" versions of the files

So I consulted with the professional Trados user that works freelance for us. He said this:

Using TagEditor, you can "re-translate" the original English texts(no Chinese character) with the existing TMs while a final proofreading is required. In this way, Word-files (monolingual in Chinese) will be created with Tageditor.

I did this:

I opened TW and the TM
Then, I opened TagEditor and the English source document
Then, I opened a segment (but it was opened in the middle of the document for some reason, not in the beginning), and choose Translate to Fuzzy

I get the green field and the yellow field. But from here, I'm not sure how to proceed. Should I check each TU in each segment that gets displayed? How do I change it? In some cases, some part of the English source text was in the white area. How do I move this to yellow or green field?

The segments units that get displayed, are those the ones that are not 100 % match? Should I change these, and after each change "set close next open get"? Or how do I go on to the next segment in TagEditor when I do the Translate to Fuzzy?

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Heinrich Pesch  Identity Verified
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Send the Word-files Jan 7, 2010

The clean files are the Chinese translations. Because the translators did not use CAT, there is no cleaning of intermediate files.

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