How do I run a spell check in bilingual uncleaned files?
Thread poster: Jose Arnoldo Rodriguez-Carrington

Jose Arnoldo Rodriguez-Carrington  Identity Verified
Mexico
Local time: 03:50
English to Spanish
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Feb 3, 2010

Hello,
This may be a stupid question, but I have not found a way to show only the target segments so as to be able to run a spell check in Word using Trados Freelance 2007.

Thank you for your help.


 

Liselotte K. de Hennig  Identity Verified
Uruguay
Local time: 05:50
Spanish to German
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Hide the source text to run the spell check Feb 3, 2010

To be able to run the spell check you need to hide the source text using the button on the main task bar in Word similar to a mirrored "P" (=end-of-paragraph).

Or you can go to Tools - Options - Display, where you have to check "All" under Non-printable characters if you are using Office 2003 for example.

Good luck!


 

Angelika Lautz  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 10:50
English to German
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Hide the "hidden text" Feb 3, 2010

Hi,
what about unchecking the "display hidden text" checkbox in "Tools"->Options? Then you see only the target text and can perform the spellcheck.

Hope this helps.


 

Jose Arnoldo Rodriguez-Carrington  Identity Verified
Mexico
Local time: 03:50
English to Spanish
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TOPIC STARTER
Thanks. So simple! Feb 3, 2010

It is so simple! It WAS a stupid question.

I had tried with the button for hidden symbols similar to a P as Liselotte says, but it did not work until I unchecked the "display hidden text" in the options.

Thanks a lot Angelika and Liselotte.


 

Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
Netherlands
Local time: 10:50
Member (2006)
English to Afrikaans
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Does... Feb 4, 2010

Jose Arnoldo Rodriguez-Carrington wrote:
This may be a stupid question, but I have not found a way to show only the target segments so as to be able to run a spell check in Word using Trados Freelance 2007.


Does pressing Ctrl+comma a few times work for you? If it does, you may have to re-enable "Hidden text" later in your Word settings again.


 

Emma Goldsmith  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 10:50
Member (2010)
Spanish to English
Another shortcut Feb 4, 2010

I always use ctrl+shift+8 shortcut for hidden text. It works in Word and Trados.

 


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