T-Window for Clipboard
Thread poster: Robin Salmon
Robin Salmon  Identity Verified
Australia
Local time: 03:38
German to English
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Jun 11, 2004

Hi

I have had Trados for about three years and haven't used T-Window for
Clipboard before. I use Word 97 and Trados 5.5.

I am using the instructions in the Help section of T-Window but
things are not working out too well. I right-click and "Edit
Picture". Then I highlight a text chunk, as the Instructions call it,
and try to copy it.

Sometimes, when I try to use Copy, I cannot, because it is greyed in.
Also, when I try to use Copy Target, it is greyed in, too. When I
paste the translation, only one word appears when there are two, as
the box for the text is small and I cannot enlarge it.I know the
second word is in there laughing at me, because I can just see the
Trados Tag.

I've had better days! Any help welcome.

Robin


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Ralf Lemster  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 19:38
English to German
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Non-editable text? Jun 11, 2004

Hi Rob,
Can you copy and paste these text strings normally? Note that you cannot copy text that's part of a picture or graphics file. T-Window can only work on what you can actually copy into the clipboard.

I know the second word is in there laughing at me, because I can just see the Trados Tag.

What tag are you referring to here? Where do you see that?

Best, Ralf


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Robin Salmon  Identity Verified
Australia
Local time: 03:38
German to English
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Text difficult/impossible to edit Jun 11, 2004

Hi Ralf,

The main problem seems to be that the new translated text disappears in the boxes in the "picture". I found that out by just editing the picture in the original text; so you seem to be on the money with your initial reaction, "Non-editable text?"

I'll get back to the agency again.

Thanks for your help,

Robin




Ralf Lemster wrote:

Hi Rob,
Can you copy and paste these text strings normally? Note that you cannot copy text that's part of a picture or graphics file. T-Window can only work on what you can actually copy into the clipboard.

I know the second word is in there laughing at me, because I can just see the Trados Tag.

What tag are you referring to here? Where do you see that?

Best, Ralf


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Hynek Palatin  Identity Verified
Czech Republic
Local time: 19:38
English to Czech
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Resize the boxes Jun 11, 2004

If you can edit the picture in the original document and overwrite the text, then the text is probably editable, isn't it? I think you just have to resize the text boxes manually to see the pasted text or use a smaller font size, so that the text fits into the boxes without resizing.

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