How to translate fields (i.e. {DOCPROPERTY}) with Trados?
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Sylvie LE BRAS  Identity Verified
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Jul 1, 2010

Hello,

I have a word document which contains fields {DOCPROPERTY}.

Trados avoid translating all these fields when they appear as a single sentence; the source sentence remains though.

Is there a solution?

Thank you for your help!


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Grzegorz Gryc  Identity Verified
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Sylvie LE BRAS wrote:

I have a word document which contains fields {DOCPROPERTY}.

Trados avoid translating all these fields when they appear as a single sentence; the source sentence remains though.


Indeed, Trados is unable to deal with the field contents.
It makes sense in a perfect world but the reality is more complex.

Is there a solution?


Ask your customer.
If the field can be converted to text, unlink 'em (Ctrl+Shift+F9).
If not, no way to do it in Trados.
In this case, only external tools should be used.
E.g. DVX does.

Cheers
GG

[Edited at 2010-07-01 08:23 GMT]


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Depends on the version of Trados Jul 1, 2010

Grzegorz Gryc wrote:

Ask your customer.
If the field can be converted to text, unlink 'em (Ctrl+Shift+F9).
If not, no way to do it in Trados.
In this case, only external tools should be used.
E.g. DVX does.

Cheers
GG


If you use SDL Trados Studio 2009 then this is no problem.



First segment is the Authors name from the document properties, AU, the second to sixth segments are comments, DES, from the document properties and the last one is the field property for the comments added inline. Like this;



You just need to make sure that Extract document properties for translation is checked in the word filetype in Tools-Options-Filetypes.

Is this what you meant?

Paul

[Edited at 2010-07-01 11:11 GMT]

[Edited at 2010-07-01 11:33 GMT]


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I USE TRADOS WORD Jul 1, 2010

THANK YOU BOTH!

Unfortunately, I wasn't aware of these fields and I have started the translation with Trados Word. My translation is finished now, needs only to be reviewed and to have these fields problems solved.

I have Trados Studio 2009 which came with Trados Freelance 2007 when I renewed my license last month ; unfortunately, I had not the time yet to learn about this new version due to an increase of work these last weeks. I await for my holidays to clear the situation!:-) And I keep in mind your precious hints.

Have a nice day, bye.

Sylvie


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Depends on the version of Trados :-) Jul 1, 2010

SDL Support wrote:

If you use SDL Trados Studio 2009 then this is no problem.


Being I bad guy, I intentionally follow the manner the people use the Trados term

Normally, as I see, in the commom usage Trados means rather Trados classic i.e. up to 2007 Suite.
For SDL Trados Studio 2009, the people say rather Studio.

Paraphrasing an old Polish joke about the diference between the democracy and the "socialist democracy" (just like between a chair and an electric chair) , it seems the difference between Trados and Trados Studio is perceived like the difference between Waffen and Waffen SS

Seriously speaking (after SP2), you did a damn good job with the 2009 stuff (except Multiterm, athough I see some progress...) but the brand amalgamation is not (yet) done.

PS.
I was not mistaken... Trados for Word

Cheers
GG

[Edited at 2010-07-01 18:41 GMT]


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