How to pre-translate 100% and then grey it out, in TagEditor
Thread poster: Samuel Murray

Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
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Oct 22, 2011

G'day everyone

A client sent me a file and a TM, and told me that about 80% of the file has 100% matches in the TM. The client would like me to somehow mark the 100% matches so that the reviewer won't spend time reviewing it. How can this be done in TagEditor?

I recently saw a TTX file from another client (that I had to review) in which sections of the text was translated (i.e. segmented and translated) but greyed out in the TTX file (so I could not touch them from within TagEditor). How does one create such a file?

Ideally I would want to pre-translate the client's file against the TM so that 100% matches are translated but so that non-100% matches remain *unsegmented* (i.e. still in their block-level form). Can that be done?


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Hazel Underwood  Identity Verified
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Alt + Ctrl + Home Oct 22, 2011

If you/the reviewer uses this keyboard shortcut Trados will skip past any 100% matches - So just make sure they will be using the TM version prior to your translation being done.

As far as I know you have to have the professional/agency version of Trados to be able to pretranslate with context matches/greyed out matches.

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Zoltán Kulcsár  Identity Verified
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depends... Oct 23, 2011

on the tool you are using. "Greyed out" segments are usually locked. I don't think Workbench supports locking the segments during pretranslation, but I know Studio 2009 (and probably 2011) does.

Without locking, if the reviewer uses Studio or some other tools, he/she may filter out the 100% matches. Or there is the other option mentioned by Hazel.

About leaving the non 100% matches out of the pretranslation: this is the default setting in Workbench.

[Módosítva: 2011-10-23 10:35 GMT]

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